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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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Amazing Museum Packs A lot into Small Space

What a wonderful little museum! Went there with my 8 and 10 year old and we just loved this place... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
d2016h
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Meadville, Pennsylvania
via mobile
Step into imagination

Who can fail to be captivated by the numerous characters created by Roald Dahl? Here is your... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Holly K
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Buckinghamshire, 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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  • Poor7%
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Hours Today: 11:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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81-83 High Street, Great Missenden HP16 0AL, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What a wonderful little museum! Went there with my 8 and 10 year old and we just loved this place. Spent about 2 hours there learning about Roald Dahl's life (fascinating! WWII hero! Creative genius!) and enjoying the writing inspiration room. Loved how the exhibit...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Who can fail to be captivated by the numerous characters created by Roald Dahl? Here is your opportunity to see memorabilia of the author, dress up as your favourite character or take part in a workshop. Why not write your own story? There is a...More

Thank Holly K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took our 4yo daughter to the museum with the intention to introduce Roald Dahl to her and it was with such great success and we left buying 3 books and an excited child eager to read more. The display rooms were inspirational and appealing...More

Thank Clara S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Roald Dahl Museum was brilliant and It fascinated me how eventful Dahl's life was and his writing style was very interesting. There were some fun games and the staff were really helpful and friendly.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited with children age 10 and 6 and thought we would find the original house or the shed where Roal Dahl used to work. There are some bits of the shed but it could be from anywhere really. The museum is small basically an...More

Thank RanDS232
roalddahlmuseum, Public Relations Manager at The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi RanDS232, I’m glad you liked some aspects of your visit but sorry that you found other disappointing. You’re correct in stating that we are not based at Roald Dahl’s former home, but in an old coaching inn in the village Roald Dahl’s lived and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went here with my 10 yr old daughter. It was easy to find and parking was good too. The museum is small but well laid out. It was interesting finding out new facts we didn't know before about Roald Dahl. My daughter enjoyed it...More

Thank wallywend
roalddahlmuseum, Public Relations Manager at The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi wallywend, Many thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. It’s great to hear that you and your daughter enjoyed many activities in the Museum, and various aspects of your visit. Thank you too for your constructive feedback which we are always...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This small village high street and the immediate environs cannot support the parking needs of vast numbers of visitors to the Roald Dahl museum. Permission should never have been given for this site to be used in this manner. The only good news is the...More

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roalddahlmuseum, Public Relations Manager at The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi svr040 Many thanks for your comments. I’m sorry that you feel so negatively about the presence of the Roald Dahl Museum in the village of Great Missenden. The vast number of visitors have an enjoyable experience at the Museum and - according to our...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this place yesterday and Great Missenden is a lovely town. The museum is quite small and was previously an old coaching in. The staff are all helpful and attentive and because the museum is quite small it actually doesn't take too long to go...More

Thank msa1701
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

visited on 31st may as a family group 3 children aged twin boys aged 8 and grandson aged 10. they had and we had a very interesting and informative day at the museum, so much to enjoy and learn even for us older ones. great...More

Thank jhonchris
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were a group of three twenty-somethings and we loved it! The museum is aimed at kids and is reasonably small, but it is a great way to spend an hour or so. Lots of fun facts, memorabilia and things to do. Was really cool...More

Thank Nessnong
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Charley R
My 8 year old loves Roald Dahl, but we live 2 hours away. Just wondering if the museum is worth the drive and if we can spend a whole day there or if it is a few hours maximum.
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
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UkFlying_high
Would this be suitable for a 3 year old?
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
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