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Roald Dahl Museum: Fun things to do indoors during COVID-19 lockdown

Stanley Tucci reads The Witches Roald Dahl

The Roald Dahl Museum has always been a place to escape and enjoy the power of imagination. Now, the Roald Dahl Museum’s website is compiling fun activities and things to do to help visitors during the COVID-19 lockdown and school closures.

While the Roald Dahl Museum is closed due to social distancing measures and families across the UK are told to stay in their homes, the website dedicated to the beloved author has been working on a range of resources to help kids stuck at home.

“The next few weeks are going to be a little bit different,” says a statement on the site. “So, in the meantime, we’ve put everything we can think of that might help distract you, entertain you or just cheer you up on this page right here.”

Things to do indoors

This includes stories by the author read by celebrities, such as Stanley Tucci, as well as a range of tales told in British Sign Language.

Visitors to the website can also enjoy drawing tutorials by the iconic illustrator Quentin Blake.

Other activities include fun science-based videos, alongside quizzes, puzzles and entertaining craft ideas.

Teachers and home-schooling parents can also find lesson plans such as “Using Fantastic Mr Fox to explore Roald Dahl’s use of alliteration” and writing tips from Roald Dahl himself.

Social media fun

In addition to this, the Roald Dahl Museum has been busy on Twitter, with the social media team engaging with the #MuseumAtHome hashtag.

The museum’s Twitter account has been taken over by its Matilda doll too, posting cheeky updates and behind the scenes pictures from the museum.

Museums around the world have been finding new ways to engage with visitors during the COVID-19 pandemic. For example, by offering virtual tours, free educational resources and more.

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Charlotte Coates

Charlotte Coates is blooloop's editor. She is from Brighton, UK and previously worked as a librarian. She has a strong interest in arts, culture and information and graduated from the University of Sussex with a degree in English Literature. Charlotte can usually be found either with her head in a book or planning her next travel adventure.

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