The Museum is home to Roald Dahl's archive. Find out how you can experience this unique collection on a visit to the Museum.
The Roald Dahl Museum, home of the author’s archive
In a purpose-built, climate-controlled room above the Story Centre, there are over a hundred boxes of old papers. Many are written on the same yellow lined paper in the same handwriting, in the same pencil. This is Roald Dahl’s own personal archive full of draft manuscripts, photographs, letters and working notes.
The Museum was created as a lasting home for this unique collection and we use this amazing resource to help everyone unlock the stories we all have inside us.
The archive in the Museum
When you visit the Museum, don’t miss the manuscripts and letters on display in Boy and Solo galleries. Our displays are updated regularly and are a great opportunity to see Roald’s original manuscripts, handwritten letters and Story Ideas Books.
The centrepiece of the Museum and the highlight of the collection is, of course, Roald Dahl’s Writing Hut. The interior is on display in Solo gallery and offers an inspirational peek into the life and stories of the author. See if you can spot some curiosities such as Roald’s hip-bone and spine shavings when you visit!
Visit the archive at the Roald Dahl museum
Our archive store is open for bona fide researchers by appointment. If you would like to access the archive take a look at our Reading Room page.Find out more