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The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

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Address: 81-83 High Street, Great Missenden HP16 0AL, England
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+44 1494 892192
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11:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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This great little award-winning and family-friendly Museum contains two fun...

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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Only called in For a light lunch but had a look in the museum shop as well. Cafe is only small but well stocked. Had a couple of nice sandwiches and a latte that didn't break the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum is relatively small but it packed full of artefacts and information about Roald Dahl, his life and his work. There is a lot of information to read, which is appropriate for a museum about a writer; but there are also a lot of visual stimuli to inspire and engage. The recreation of Dahl's writing hut is fascinating and... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the museum with our boys aged 8 and 6. Although they enjoyed what they saw, there isn't alot of it! Don't expect to spend more than 2 hours there. Not advisable for those who find reading tricky. Our 6 year old found it frustrating that he couldn't access all the info without help. Our 8 year old got far... More 

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Thank abigail a
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only called in For a light lunch but had a look in the museum shop as well. Cafe is only small but well stocked. Had a couple of nice sandwiches and a latte that didn't break the bank. Menu aimed at kids (obviously) but hey, Roald Dahl is all about being a kid, right? Clean. Didn't really have time to... More 

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2 Thank Michael P
Chesham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great place to take your kids for a day! A truly enjoyable day out! I would recommend it to anyone and the staff are really helpful and welcoming! Thank you

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went with another family today (so me, wife, 8 & 4 + mum & 2 kids) so they did us a deal on a family ticket + 1 adult which was thoughtful (under 5s go free). Small cafe but we only wanted a snack and a drink. The museum covers all the history and has some fun activities to take... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Museum is small but contemporary with nice exhibits and lots for kids to see, do and explore. Not that big and shop and cafe both could be so much more exciting. Worth popping in though not sure it's worth coming all the way to the area just to do this.

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1 Thank Matvl
Great Missenden, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are a Roald Dahl fan this is completely unmissable. You'll learn so much about him - especially if you are an adult able to read some of his original letters. Lots of craft for kids but they are tight for space in the little craft room. Its a real must for children who need inspiration about their own... More 

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Thank Bria L
Surrey
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had to write a review of this museum, it is just brilliant. Althought it looks quite small there is ALOT to do and see. There are two big main rooms dedicated to his life and characters of his books. So many interesting facts and plenty for the children to try on and to play with. Then there is a... More 

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Thank EggHead11
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My 8 year old daughter has recently got in to roald Dahl books and so this seemed the perfect place to visit for an afternoon out. We visited on easter Monday and we absolutely loved it! We only spent 2 hours here but the children really enjoyed it and there is lots to see and do. I especially enjoyed seeing... More 

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Thank msmk1980
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So much to do! Great interactive story time, and activities. It is quite small, though. Spent 2 hours or so there.

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