Natural History Museum celebrates James and the Giant Weekend


This September, the Museum will be joining forces with the Roald Dahl Story Company to deliver a family festival of fun with James and the Giant Weekend, inspired by Roald Dahl’s beloved story James and the Giant Peach.

Taking place on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 September, the Museum, home to the most scientifically important Collection of its kind anywhere in the world, will stage numerous activities and events for families to explore the natural world, as celebrated in the story.

Join the Museum’s expert bug detectives to uncover marvellous minibeasts in the Wildlife Garden, see real specimens, get hands on and learn more about the fascinating real lives of James’ minibeast friends.

Meet the characters from the story, and the scientists who research them every day revealing more about our natural world. Take the “What Bug Am I?” quiz and create your own wearable antennae. Join the visiting team from the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre for a “Whizzbanging Words” session, and reveal Dahl’s original workings for the story. Then take a well-earned rest in the Darwin Centre courtyard for some entertainment provided by a three-piece musical band, Roald Dahl’s Giant Bugs.