Roald Dahl Museum & Story Centre

Archive Inspiration

Bremner & Orr Associates designed the award winning Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre in Great Missenden, the village where Dahl lived and wrote for 36 years. Bella worked with the designers to produce all of the audio and audio-visual elements of the exhibition. Using the museum’s archive collection of film, photographs and audio recordings as a base we could embed the voice of Dahl into the gallery spaces letting him tell his stories, talk about his life, reveal what tickled his imagination and of course how he liked to write. The main gallery includes two large wall projections with a central monitor acting as the narrator of the show. Playing with words and images to tell stories is at the core of this museum’s ethos and the Story Centre is set up to give visitors an opportunity to do this. Interviews with other renowned writers, including Benjamin Zephaniah, J K Rowling, Michael Morpurgo, Jacqueline Wilson and Philip Pullman allows visitors to discover there are all sorts of ways to work and write and that there is no right or wrong way to tell a story.

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