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The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

81-83 High Street, Great Missenden HP16 0AL, England
01494 892192
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Specialty Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This great little award-winning and family-friendly Museum contains two fun and fact-packed biographical galleries, the fantabulous interactive Story... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Rotherham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

My daughter (6) loved it as she is a massive fan of Roald's work. The place is lovely,clean and informative however overpriced and a huge lack in activities. Half the price and it would spot on.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Visited today in the Easter holidays with my almost 7 year old son. . Pre-booked museum and craft (twig mugs), tickets over the phone and collected them on arrival with no problems. My son loved that each child was given an Ideas Book and pencil so they could start writing their own story, and he enjoyed the Oopa Lumpa quiz... More

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Wakefield, England, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

I really enjoyed visting this museum. Having been a lifelong fan of the great man's books and having passed this love on to my own kids, it had been a long term ambition to visit. To see his chair and his specs preserved for history was strangely moving, and the couple of Hollywood props (Johnny Depp's jacket and stick and... More

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Bristol
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8 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Isn't a whole day out due to its size. So Works out quite expensive. Was fun especially seeing his writing chair and how he made things work for him.

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MK England
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

If you have kids between 8-16 its a must! So much for children to do and fun ways they present the story of Roald Dahl. My wife and I are 57 year old kids and loved every minute!

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London & Birmingham UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Chaotic scenes upon arrival. I guess this was to be expected as it was half term, but it could have been handled better. Our tickets were not checked once and it seemed fairly easy for people to just walk in unaware that there is an admission fee. Staff were friendly but unengaged. At one point, two of them stood in... More

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roalddahlmuseum, Museum Director at The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre, responded to this review

Dear CockneyBrum, Many thanks for taking the time to leave us feedback. I’m sorry that there were some aspects of your visit that you found disappointing. As you mention in your review it was February half-term when you visited the Museum, which along with October half term is one of our busiest two weeks of the year. We aim to... More

Oxford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014 via mobile

I would say suitable for ages 3-6 in terms of interaction not up to 12 as on website. A lot of money for an hour attraction. Miss Honey's classroom....BIG disappointment. What is someone thinking calling it that?!? Chokey is a stationery cupboard?!?! Come on guys you could do so much here!!!

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roalddahlmuseum, Museum Director at The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre, responded to this review

Dear Chloe P I’m sorry that you found your recent visit disappointing. Our Museum is aimed at 6 to 12 year olds, but also contains a variety of content to appeal to toddlers, older children and adults. The archive material, interactive exhibits, and author writing tips make up a large proportion of the Museum offering and are perfect for our... More

Henley on Thames, null, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

The kids loved the museum and whilst I really liked it, there could have been improvements. Only a couple of opening drawers with exhibits hidden away - wouldnt it be great if there were more drawers to open for kids to discover - does not need to be expensive - plastic creepy crawlies from James and the Giant Peach etc.... More

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roalddahlmuseum, Museum Director at The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre, responded to this review

Hi Laura B Thank you for leaving us feedback about your recent visit. I’m delighted that the children in your group loved the Museum, but I am sorry to hear that you feel we could make some improvements. Our Museum has over 40 interactive exhibits and activities for visitors, from movie making to dressing up, and we have updated the... More

London UK
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We visited on a wet Saturday in January with our 10 & 11yr old kids, both of whom have digested pretty much most of the author's works. Having decided to visit, I noticed quite by chance that the Museum was holding 3 Discover Dahl's Archives sessions on the day of our visit. We went round all the exhibits on offer... More

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roalddahlmuseum, Museum Director at The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre, responded to this review

Dear London2012LondonUK Many thanks for taking the time to leave us feedback about your visit. It’s great to hear that you had an enjoyable visit. I’ll pass your comments on to our Archivist, Rachel, who I’m sure will be delighted ro hear such a positive response. Our archive tours are very popular and, as the home of Roald Dahl’s archive,... More

Hertford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We visited as it was a very wet day and looked interesting. We took a 4 year old who was probably slightly too young to know much about the books but still enjoyed the museum including trying on all the costumes! For the adults who have read the books this place is fantastic, so much we hadn't realised about Roald... More

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roalddahlmuseum, Museum Director at The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre, responded to this review

Dear K822 Many thanks for taking the time to leave us feedback. We’re glad you enjoyed your visit to the Museum and that the children had fun dressing up. It’s also great to hear that the adults in your group also enjoyed the exhibits and the wealth of information about Roald Dahl’s life. We hope to see you again soon.... More

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