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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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day trip treat

We came to the museum for a day trip pout and had lots of fun. There is not a full days worth to do... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
via mobile
An enjoyable visit

We visited here on the Friday of half term, and weren’t really sure what to expect, with 7 children... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
London, 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.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
81-83 High Street, Great Missenden HP16 0AL, England
+44 1494 892192
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We came to the museum for a day trip pout and had lots of fun. There is not a full days worth to do in the winter however we are planning on returning when the weather improves to do the village and countryside walks as...More

Thank hunibun1975
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited here on the Friday of half term, and weren’t really sure what to expect, with 7 children aged from 8 to 10, 5 boys, w girls (not all mine!). The museum was busy but comfortable, not rammed. All of the children really enjoyed...More

Thank JimSE22
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Half-term mayhem didn't stop me learning about the great man - never mind the offspring! I sincerely recommend visiting the museum when there are likely to be as few young children there as possible, especially if you are a fan of Dahl. Of course, there...More

Thank Liam L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited here today with two teenagers and two under 10’s. Parking was ok. The car Park was described as ‘a couple of minutes walk away. But that’s up quite a steep hill which is a bit problematic for someone who can’t walk Very well....More

Thank Stephanie S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived on a wet Saturday morning and started our visit in "Cafe Twit", the food display looked amazing. We opted for Danish pastry and tea. All very nice and reasonably priced. The museum itself is very reasonable, it cost us £11 for 1 adult...More

Thank cornish-penguin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For me it was all a bit confusing but for our six year old granddaughter it was amazing. She loved it especially the activities and the chance to sit in Roald Dahl’s chair! So the visit was a big hit! Personally I felt there could...More

Thank Ian S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Warm welcome, all young staff members. Wasn't expensive, adult £6 and child £4.50. A very enjoyable visit and bringing back childhood memories of the beautiful stories. Many different activities with also more information about Roald Dahl's life. Enjoyable for all ages.

Thank Emma B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited with 4 of my grandchildren aged from 7 downwards. They had a great time with plenty of things to see and do.

Thank Don B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Roald Dahl Museum is located on the Great Missenden High Street, only a short walk from the Great Missenden Rail Station and car parking facilities. It's also near a number of smaller shops and a pub, for when you have finished your adventure inside...More

Thank Travelling_Tweet
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I grew up read Ronald Dahl books most of them. Were out and he till I was about 100 was a living author I have mostly not read them since then but still have fond memories so this place was enjoyable for me with many...More

Thank CharlesGraham79
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Charley R
20 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