AUTHOR Roald Dahl's famous Writing Hut goes on public view for the first time today in the village where he used to live.

It is set up exactly how it would have been when he wrote some of his most famous children's stories after being transported from his garden in Gipsy House in Great Missenden to the museum now dedicated to him.

The Writing Hut will now form the centrepiece of a completely refurbished Solo Gallery in Great Missenden High Street - that opens fully to the public today.

Visitors will be able to see his 'little nest', as he called it, exactly as he had it set up, with all the extraordinary and fascinating objects he kept at hand for contemplation and inspiration. And that's not the only new attraction at the museum after interactive exhibits and displays explaining the real-life experiences that inspired his work were fitted during the winter break.

Museum Director Amelia Foster said: "We are so pleased to have the Writing Hut and the brilliant new displays. Solo Gallery is now bursting with activities and information aimed to engage adults as well as children.

"It will expand the potential for our visiting school groups and outreach work and I am confident it will provide a richer experience for all our visitors. We are very grateful to the many people who have helped this project come to fruition."

Roald Dahl's widow, Felicity, added: "I am delighted and relieved that Roald’s writing hut has found a safe and perfect home and I am thrilled that everybody will now be able to see the room in the hut where Roald weaved his magical books, so loved by children worldwide."