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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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informative and easy access

ideal place to visit with young children filled with exhibits to enhance the imagination of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Great Missenden, United Kingdom
Great Missenden could be more than Roald Dahl

I remember the old days when the building in the photograph was a bank, and there was a lovely shoe... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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 1 week ago

ideal place to visit with young children filled with exhibits to enhance the imagination of children as well as adults

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I remember the old days when the building in the photograph was a bank, and there was a lovely shoe shop, and a butcher, and interesting antique shops. Now it's all gone and all there is is Roald Dahl.

Thank Pat J
Reviewed 1 week ago

First of all, plan your day very carefully as this place is small. The museum itself is small but rather quaint. I work a charity and came in with a disabled client who liked visual arts and stories and so thought this place was perfect....More

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roalddahlmuseum, Manager at The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your comments and for raising this matter with the Museum staff on the day. Although we deeply regret the situation that caused you to give this feedback, we do need to know when things have gone wrong so we can do better...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We all love Roald Dahl especially my 6 year old so this was a great place to visit! It's relatively small but you can also do a trail around town to see places inspired by Dahl that feature in his writing, such as the library...More

Thank rachelmoss99
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a lovely place to visit. I came with my young daughter who loves Roald Dahl for some quality time and we found this to be the perfect place. She is 8, which is the ideal age for children as much of the enjoyment she...More

Thank Cdubbya74
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited with my new born and three year old who are ofcourse too young to appreciate Roald Dahl but they were free so no qualms there. I've always been a huge fan so really enjoyed the visit and learning about his life. My toddler...More

Thank Deedee123456789
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous place, staff were amazing. They went above and beyond. If their boss is reading this, give them a raise! Lovely day out

Thank Dawn N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have visited here twice. Charming set up, very interactive. Loved the layout and displays of Roald Dahl's belongings and stories. Well worth a visit if you are a Roald Dahl fan. Great Missenden is also charming.

Thank ERRgal
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Four adults visited the museum and we all had fun learning about the author, playing with the hands on exhibits, and and shopping in the delightful gift shop. A must see for Roald Dahl fans.

Thank Sandy J
Reviewed 5 weeks 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
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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