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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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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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Lichfield
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

My friend and I spent a wonderful afternoon at this house where we engaged in all the activities e.g. sitting in Roald's chair and having photos taken next to various story characters etc. Both adults and children were enjoying taking part in the activities. We ended the visit in the café and enjoyed tea and homemade cake - lovely! Well... More

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Great Missenden, Bucks, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

It's been a while visiting the experience with the children but the cafe is well worth a visit. Great Miss not blessed with good places to snack.

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Cambridge, UK
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We visited on a busy day in the school holidays. The young staff members were friendly enough but took a long time to get through the people and were clearly just kids on a summer job. We'd booked into a Wonka Bar workshop which had a picture of sticky chocolate on the website. The girl who ran it was nice... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We had a great half a day at the roald dahl museum .....once you get in to great missenden there are signs to the nearest car park then it's a short walk.lots of things to see and do including craft stuff for children make sure you do try to do them otherwise you could only be there a short time.... More

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oxford
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

My son and his friend both 9 love Roald Dahl's books so we trekked over to the museum. Parking is cheap (and a public loo there too) about 300 yds walk away £1,80 for three hours but you could do the whole thing in less than one hour tops. It is all about the author and very little about the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

After reading some of the reviews on here we were a little put off visiting the museum but, as it was a convenient location to meet up with friends on a rainy day, we took the plunge. Between us we had children aged 6,7, 8 and 9 years old. The children were given a little note book and pencil when... More

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Aberdare, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Visited as our kids love the Roald Dahl books but come away slightly disappointed. The museum itself is quite small, and understand that space for exhibits is limited but I felt the museum concentrated on the life of Roald Dahl rather than the characters he brought to life in his books. Would have been much better to have one room... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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39 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is a real unadvertised gem in the middle of the Chiltern Hills but only 25 miles from Central London. There can be few children who have not been entertained by the magic of a Roald Dahl story or a movie of one of his tales. This museum helps you understand why he was such a fantastic children's writer.

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Three generations went to visit on Friday 15th August. Parking as per previous reviews is in the public carpark just a 5 minute walk away (so don't forget some change for the machine). The shops along the High Street were well worth a look too and we are delighted with our glass nail files and clever dessert quiz birthday card... More

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Lymington, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Excellent museum, informative for adults and extremely well-presented activities for kids. Museum provides leaflets outlining village walks to add value to the Roald Dahl experience.

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