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The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

81-83 High Street, Great Missenden HP16 0AL, England
+44 1494 892192
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Quiet Museum

This museum was nice and quiet considering we visited on a Saturday Bank Holiday afternoon. There... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Craig W
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Worcester, United Kingdom
Nice Little Day Out for Dahl Lovers

We took our kids while visiting family in the UK. It was right in the middle of a busy week of day... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
LiaGee
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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, it was created as a home for the author’s archive (which visitors can see on our regular tours) and as a place to inspire creativity and a love of reading in children, about which Roald Dahl was passionate.
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  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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Hours Today: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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81-83 High Street, Great Missenden HP16 0AL, England
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+44 1494 892192
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took our kids while visiting family in the UK. It was right in the middle of a busy week of day trips and although it’s a quite small museum it was a lovely place for a bit of downtime with the kids. We went...More

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Reviewed May 15, 2018 via mobile

Travelled from Kent to visit here today. If you love the author as much as I do it’s worth a visit. The village is very quiet but if you have lunch it’s a nice way to spend a few hours.

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Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

My girls really enjoyed museum. Its lovely place who loves his books. Cafe prices are reasonable. They selling lovely scones. With the ticken you can visit all year round

Thank Sigita J
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Reviewed May 5, 2018 via mobile

Good little museum. Included lots of information about Roald Dahl, and had lots of interactive exhibits, which was good for the four year old we visited with! I would say it’s probably more suited to older children (7-10), and adults who still love Roald Dahl.

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Reviewed April 18, 2018 via mobile

Our children have read or listened to many Dahl books. With a 14,12 and 9 year old it’s difficult to cater for all their needs but they all thoroughly enjoyed it. It is small but the details are amazing and inspirational. Great care has been...More

Thank Familyof5Cheltenham
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Reviewed April 11, 2018

We visited the museum with 2 adults and 1 15 year old. We liked the set up of the museum and found the various displays informative. We also enjoyed watching the children who were having a great time (workshops). Highlight was part of the original...More

Thank Eric-Jan
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Reviewed April 9, 2018 via mobile

Went with two 7 year olds as they are learning about roald dahl at school. They absolutely loved the museum. Perfect age to take. They loved dressing up and the craft area. Paid to do the clay workshop which they loved aswell. Would definitely recommend...More

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Reviewed April 7, 2018

If you have children who love Dahl, this is a great place to visit. Lots of information and quite hands on. A good combination of fact, combined with Dahl's own fiction and Quentin Blake's drawings and hands on things for kids to do. My teenager...More

1  Thank beanbag2017
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Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

Good couple hrs out good for all ages nice village to walk around not to bad in price. Lots of interesting information about rhold Dahl his life and how his books come about

Thank Ratrattn
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LMcambridge
April 1, 2018|
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Response from Re3sf4mi1y | Reviewed this property |
2 hours should be fine if you want to do the walk to Roald Dahl’s Grave.
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Charley R
September 19, 2016|
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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
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