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The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

Closed Now: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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We have so much time and so little to do. Strike that, reverse it

Logistics: There are two car parks to choose from, opposite each other and both about a five minute... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Fin O
Thoroughly enjoyed our visit ..

The museum is perfect for children and enjoyable for adults too. Lots of hands on experiences for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jeannine W
Burnham, United Kingdom
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This great little award-winning and family-friendly Museum contains two fun and fact-packed biographical galleries, the fantabulous interactive Story Centre and a sunny courtyard. Situated in Great Missenden where Roald Dahl lived for over 36 years...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
81-83 High Street, Great Missenden HP16 0AL, England
+44 1494 892192
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Logistics: There are two car parks to choose from, opposite each other and both about a five minute walk from the museum itself. It’s very well sign posted and easy to find. There’s also a playground next to the car park should your kids need...More

Thank Fin O
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is perfect for children and enjoyable for adults too. Lots of hands on experiences for the children and interesting background history of his youth and as a pilot in WW2 for the grown ups to enjoy.It is small but packed with interesting anecdotes....More

Thank Jeannine W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of interesting facts about Dahl's life and storytelling. It's not just for fans of the BFG. I particularly liked his writing shed. The story room was good, and our daughter loved joining in with the reading. Highly recommended place to visit. The café is...More

Thank timcN823TT
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great museum representing Roald Dahl’s life well (I am an avid fan of his books). The galleries were interactive and interesting and the staff were friendly. Apart from that, the cafe did good cake and amazing crazy hot chocolates called Whizzpoppers. Overall...More

Thank Family Gamers G
Reviewed September 18, 2018 via mobile

I took my 6yr old son here as he'd just got into reading the Roald Dahl books at bedtime. It was much smaller than I thought but there was so so much to see and do. You are given a wrist band to wear when...More

2  Thank vicky73111
Reviewed September 15, 2018

I had seen that the museum was shut due to flooding earlier in the year, but we thought we'd go for a walk through Great Missenden anyway. When we got to the museum, the shop was open so we went in. The helpful young lady...More

Thank Nicki R
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit it’s really nice an the little cafeteria offers a variety of sandwiches, cakes, cold and hot drinks

Thank 379leilaw
Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

The museum is closed at the moment after flooding back in May. We visited for the shop and cafe...but these too were closed (It was a Sunday and whilst the hours on the board outside the museum stated it should have been open, it wasn’t...More

Thank 865nicki
Reviewed August 9, 2018

Well worth the diversion to find this unique museum to the one and only roald dahl. An excellent portrayal of his life, early and late, Playback of his voice. Display of his working shed. Games and all the books.

1  Thank TempleofPeace
Reviewed May 29, 2018

This museum was nice and quiet considering we visited on a Saturday Bank Holiday afternoon. There is a Car park within walking distance which was nearly empty at the weekend, but is probably full of commuters on weekdays. The Museum itself is small, with 2...More

3  Thank Craig W
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Response from Dawn N | Reviewed this property |
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Response from Bethany F | Reviewed this property |
We spent most of the day there. They have 2 walks that we took that are "Roald Dahl inspired" so where he came up with ideas. The main walk was about an hour. We also had lunch - which always takes up a good proportion of... More