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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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Good for young children

If you like Ronald Dahl stories this is the place to go. Plenty of activities to do in the museum... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Diana H
Great Missenden, null, United Kingdom
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Amazing place

Drove up from London and found a parking space in the car park very easily. We were an hour and a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Peta P
Sidcup, 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, 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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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
81-83 High Street, Great Missenden HP16 0AL, England
+44 1494 892192
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you like Ronald Dahl stories this is the place to go. Plenty of activities to do in the museum for children. Ronald Dahls caravan that he wrote his stories in has been reconstructed inside the museum. There is a shop and a cafe attached...More

Thank Diana H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Drove up from London and found a parking space in the car park very easily. We were an hour and a half earlier than our prepaid time slot but was allowed in anyway. There was so much for the children to do inside and it...More

Thank Peta P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely little museum with good range of things to do. A couple of really informative areas about Dahl's life, giving a real insight into how his stories came about: one his life as a child, the second focussing on his time in the war, and...More

Thank J S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The roald dahl museum is located on the main st of great missenden not far from the train station. Ticket costs £6.60for adult. There are 2 main sections ; o won roald's childhood and another when he was an adult. There is also a replica...More

Thank philiplk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took our grandchildren aged 5&8 and spent a lovely few hours here. The interactive stories which were free were very entertaining and the children got to take part. The displays and information was laid out and aimed at both children and adults. The local...More

Thank Sheila C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took my almost six year old grand daughter this week after she opened her early birthday present of a set of the Roald Dahl books. We both loved it - the story time especially and the workshop where she decorated a bird house to take...More

Thank EnglishLady
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our second visit to the museum and we enjoyed it just as much as the first time. Lots of info and fun for people of all ages. A great little cafe and lots of facilities for children/disabled etc. The best thing is that it encourages...More

Thank Juleslyons1979
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Small but excellent value. Without kids it doesn't take much time to go through. With kids it is very interactive and lots to do. Visually very busy could have more of a flow. Lots of interesting facts about a great story teller. A great education...More

Thank Pam W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not really sure what I expected for a museum about an author but the detail and loving care takes to explain the life and works of this great author was clearly visible in this little gem of a place. We dropped by for a kids...More

Thank 6foot8Chrispy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have loved roald dahl since I was a child now my son gets to experience his stories and has fallen in love with them. The museum .. though small offers a vast amount of information. We also took the country trail and visited his...More

Thank Sheena R
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Charley R
19 September 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
17 July 2015|
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Response from Likesmifood | Reviewed this property |
I think it will depend on the 3 year old but I suspect as others have advised 3 is a little too young. They really need to be into books and competent readers to get the most out of it. There is some interactive activity... More