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The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Really enjoyed our visit it’s really nice an the little cafeteria offers a variety of sandwiches... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Leila W
London, United Kingdom
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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 30 May 2018
Craig W
Worcester, 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 4 days ago 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

Thank vicky73111
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 Leila W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 Nick I
Reviewed 10 August 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 30 May 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
Reviewed 29 May 2018 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

Thank LiaGee
Reviewed 16 May 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.

Thank DeLaLittle
Reviewed 13 May 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
Reviewed 6 May 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.

1  Thank lyngoshysnoz
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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