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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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Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Sadly we had no children with us on this impulse trip. We stopped in as we passed, on our way to. Hughenden. What an imaginative place. I have smiled at other reviewers who didn't like the Roald Dahl Museum to be full of well behaved children! While we were there a troop arrived and in many years of teaching, I... More

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roalddahlmuseum, Public Relations Manager at The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre, responded to this review

Hi Dylanbunny, Thanks for your recent review. It sounds like you had a wonderful time and It's great to get feedback from groups visiting with no children. As we've said before on some of our other review responses, the galleries are designed to present information in a variety of ways to appeal to visitors of all ages. It's also not... More

London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We visited on Roald Dahl day and there were lots of fun activities (including a Golden Ticket hunt, face painting, story telling). The museum is very informative and my son had a great time. We loved the shop too and bought some great books to add to our home library.

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roalddahlmuseum, Public Relations Manager at The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre, responded to this review

Hi MMorgan2, We're so glad you had a great visit to the Museum and that you managed to visit us for our Roald Dahl birthday celebrations on Roald Dahl Day. Roald Dahl Day is the key event in our calendar so it's lovely to get feedback from visitors who joined us for the celebrations. We hope you will be able... More

Wellington, New Zealand
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174 reviews 174 reviews
35 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The Roald Dahl museum offers a pleasant enough space in which to learn more about Dahl's life. While not very large, it is well laid out. The main issue, as some other reviewers have identified, was the sizeable school groups completely dominating the space on the day that we visited. As a result, we couldn't hear the audio presentations. The... More

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roalddahlmuseum, Public Relations Manager at The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre, responded to this review

Hi Michelle S, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. I’m glad you enjoyed most aspects of your visit and that you were able to enjoy the self-guided Village Trail. The museum is popular with school groups and we welcome schools visits throughout the week. I’m sorry that their visit had a negative impact on yours on... More

St. Albans, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
27 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

An easily accessed museum in the high street at Great Missenden, in the heart of the Chiltern Hills, is a perfect day out for families with children of all ages. The museum itself is very interesting with many displays and film material. There are adequate activities for children in the form of interactive displays, historic references ideal for project work;... More

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roalddahlmuseum, Public Relations Manager at The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre, responded to this review

Hi Barry S, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. It sounds like you had an enjoyable visit to the Museum and got lots out of your visit. I'm so glad we come highly recommended, which is greatly appreciated!. We hope you'll be able to come and visit us again soon. Isabelle Reynolds PR and Marketing Manager More

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We went to this museum hoping to see all about not only the author but also the most well known books...instead there was too much written information and was not accessible for my daughter aged 6. Another unfortunate timing problem was that there was a group visit of about 20 children who were little more than thugs. They shouted, bellowed... More

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roalddahlmuseum, Public Relations Manager at The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre, responded to this review

Hi NadineJb, Thanks for your review. I’m sorry that you had a disappointing time when you visited recently. Our Museum is aimed at children aged 6 to 12 and their families. The galleries are based around Roald Dahl’s life and how his experiences fed into his books, and whilst there are archive exhibits and areas of the museum with lots... More

Kent
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

My girlfriend and I visited last week whilst on holiday in the area and had a great time. We don't have kids and were concerned it might not be that great for adults but we really enjoyed it. There's interesting viedoes and audio about Roald's life and I learned a lot more about him. The making and having a go... More

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roalddahlmuseum, Public Relations Manager at The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre, responded to this review

Hi PhillipKent, It's great to hear that you really enjoyed your visit, and proof that you don't need kids to visit the Museum. Throughout the galleries there are exhibits that appeal to a wide range to ages so I'm glad you got the most out of it. Hope to see you again soon. Isabelle Reynolds PR and Marketing Manager More

London
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
23 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

My son wanted to visit for a school project they were doing and we had a reduced price entry flyer so thought we would give it a go. Having visited I would say the most important thing is to have a clear perspective on arrival. My son is 8 and the museum had about 1 hours worth of attention-holding. We... More

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roalddahlmuseum, Public Relations Manager at The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre, responded to this review

Hi DK1bunny, Thanks for taking the time to leave us such an informative review. It looks like you had an enjoyable visit with your son, and it's interesting to see the aspects that both you and your son found interesting. As you say a visit length to the Museum is generally 1 to 2 hours (although some visitors stay much... More

Lichfield
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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roalddahlmuseum, Public Relations Manager at The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre, responded to this review

Hi Chris B, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. It sounds like you had a great visit and got involved with lots of the interactive activities throughout the Museum. Glad you enjoyed the homemade cake - I'll pass your positive feedback on to the Cafe manager. We hope you'll be able to visit us again soon.... More

Great Missenden, Bucks, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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roalddahlmuseum, Public Relations Manager at The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre, responded to this review

Hi Scobbert, Thanks for your feedback. I'll pass your comments on to the Cafe manager who'll be delighted! Glad you enjoyed the cakes. Isabelle Reynolds PR and Marketing Manager More

Cambridge, UK
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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roalddahlmuseum, Public Relations Manager at The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre, responded to this review

Hi HDF Many thanks for leaving us a review of your recent visit. I’m glad you enjoyed some aspects of your visit, in particular James Carter who is a Museum regular and always very popular. I’m sorry that some aspects of your visit were not so positive and I will pass your feedback on to our Visitor Services team and... More

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