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Last Updated: Friday June 10 2005 10:39 GMT

Museum tells story of Roald Dahl

Calling all Roald Dahl fans! A museum dedicated to the author's life and work is opening in Buckinghamshire.

The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre in Great Missenden takes the writer's characters and stories as its themes.

There is a chocolate door, the shadowy figure of the Big Friendly Giant and a bench disguised as a crocodile.

Dahl lived in the village for many years. His works include Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Twits, Matilda and Fantastic Mr Fox.

Dahl facts
Johnny Depp in the film
Roald Dahl was born in 1916 in Llandaff, Wales
His parents were Norwegian
He was 1.96m tall
He wrote books for adults as well as children
Many of his works have been adapted for film and TV. Johnny Depp (above) stars in a movie version of Charlie And The Chocolate Factory

The 4m museum - in an old coaching inn and yard - has been transformed into a series of galleries, telling the story of Dahl's life and work through film and interactive displays.

His books have entertained children for generations, with a new film version of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory coming out soon, starring Johnny Depp.

The museum opens to the public on Saturday, 11 June.



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