Crack open the Frobscottle - the Roald Dahl Museum is reopening after a nearly six month closure.

The Great Missenden museum will be offering a new-look VIP visitor experience, which will involve pre-booked guided visits for groups of up to ten people from the same family or ‘bubble’ from September 10.

Visitors won’t have to share any space inside the building with other groups.

Director Steve Gardam explains: “We want to make your experience as special as possible, treating every child and grown-up like a VIP.

“Ahead of your visit, we will give you a call to make sure you have all the information you need to have a great, safe day, and to help us make the visit as personal to you as we can.

“At the end of your personal guided visit around the museum, each group will be able to discover the fascinating details of rarely-seen drafts from your favourite stories.

“We have never been able to show the museum like this before, and we’re excited to meet the biggest Roald Dahl fans to share the stories behind the stories.”

The guided visits will run every half an hour from 10am to 4pm, Thursday to Sunday, and will last around an hour and 15 minutes.

You can also pre-order a picnic from the cafe to take away.

A guided visit ticket at the Roald Dahl Story Centre and Museum is priced from £7.40 for adults and £4.90 for children/concessions.

“Before the pandemic, visitors contributed 70 per cent of the income we need to operate. We are so excited about our new guided visits but by staying safe this way, we can only welcome 15 per cent of the number of people we did before” added Steve.

“If you can Gift Aid your tickets, and maybe donate the price of one or more for your ‘imaginary friends’, it will help us stay open for longer so we can welcome more people to this special place.

"Come and let us show you around, and if you can give a little more, we can say thank you in person.”