Makeover at Aylesbury’s Roald Dahl gallery after intellectual property rights deal

Roald Dahl
Roald Dahl

The Roald Dahl Children’s Gallery based at Bucks County Museum in Aylesbury is set to receive a makeover 100 years on from the author’s birth.

The gallery, which opened 20 years ago, has signed a new deal with the Roald Dahl Estate to use the author’s intellectual property, enabling it to update its displays and replace outdated graphics. A new exhibition on Dahl’s connections to the county is also set to open at the museum in July.

Museum director Richard de Peyer said: “The agreement we have just signed will allow us the comfort of knowing that the representatives of Dahl’s good name are right behind us and happy with our proposals.

“We are incredibly grateful for the help they have given and the free copies of books and other items for display.”

The gallery first opened its doors in 1996.