Amazing facts

– It was opened on the 23 November 1996 by Terence Hardiman, the Demon Headmaster.
– The building was originally an old coach house, and Matilda’s Library was the coachman’s living room.
– The idea for the gallery came about after a gift from Roald Dahl’s wife, Felicity.
– It has appeared on all major British TV channels.
– It uses Roald Dahl’s stories to introduce visitors to museum objects.
– It attracts visitors from all over the country, and from around the world.
– Quentin Blake drew the characters especially for the Gallery logo.
– It has won two major awards for education, and is fully used by schools during term time.
– Half of the £600,000 it cost to create the Gallery came from the National Lottery.
– It is the only one of its kind in the world!