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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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George Town, Grand Cayman
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Well done in terms of chronicalling the fascinating life of Roald Dahl and his writing process however could have tied in more to the actual books to capture the childrens interest as it is the books they know and like not the author. I learned something but not sure they did. cafe was ok but again missed opportunity to tie... More

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Leicester, England, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I am a massive fan of The Twits and it has always been my favourite book so I had to visit the Roald Dahl museum. Yes it is geared to young children but adults can still enjoy a couple of hours learning more about the man himself. Thoroughly enjoyed wandering around the museum. Lots to read, photographs and interactive displays.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

Visited in July 2014. The museum is very so interesting. Great for all ages. Interactive and so much to do for the children. Check out what workshops are available on the day you are going and maybe pre book if you expect that it may be busy. We broke the day up by having lunch at the museum which again... More

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We had a lovely few hours here as we were in the area for the weekend/ My 6 year old twins were completely entranced and despite never having read a Roald Dahl book before they were totally inspired with all of the displays and interactive elements. One of them is now writing her own version of Charlie and the Chocolate... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We were camping in the area and the weather was terrible so needed to find somewhere to entertain the kids for a while. Found this museum after doing a google search. It was a refreshing change to take the kids to a place that is really well looked after. Many of these types of attractions are shabby at best. But... More

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We visited with our daughters (3 and 5 years old). There was an Augustus Gloop chocolate trail on, with clues to answer, and a little reward for answering them all correctly. The girls loved this, as well as writing/drawing things in their Story Ideas Book (given to them on arrival) as we went around. There was so much to look... More

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Mount Prospect, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

What a great place for kids & their families! It not only tells the story of Dahl's life, from childhood through World War II to well-loved author, it also engages children in creativity. My son loved the story center with its many activities, especially the stop-motion movie maker. My wife & I loved the way the museum is built for... More

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

As a child I loved Roald Dahl and as an adult I still too, so I was very excited to visit this museum and I wasn't disappointed. I discovered that there was far more to the man than just his creative characters in his children's books and I found learning about his life extremely interesting. There is lots for the... More

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Surrey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Having read the negative reviews it is interesting that they are largely from 2010-11 so I can only assume the place has really got its act together since then as I thought it was brilliant. I visited with a 4 and 7 year old and you do have to actively lead them through the exhibits and support them to interact... More

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

Hi 582jilld, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. It sounds like you got lots out of your visit to us and took advantage of the majority of activities and exhibits of offer. You are right when you say that the galleries are designed for families and groups to discover and interact with the exhibits together. I... More

Marlborough, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We drove about an hour to get to Little Missenden. Its best to park in the car park at the edge of town as the museum itself is down a narrow high street. The Musuem itself is very cute, but smaller than I had hoped for. Basically three rooms. The shed where Roald Dhal wrote his stories, had been re-created... More

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

Hi Rav B, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review, I hope you enjoyed your visit and thank you for giving us feedback on some of the disappointing aspects of your visit. I’m sorry that some of the exhibits were broken when you visited us, we obviously endeavour for all of our interactive activities to be in... More

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