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The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

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Address: 81-83 High Street, Great Missenden HP16 0AL, England
Phone Number: 01494 892192
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: This great little award-winning and family-friendly Museum contains two...
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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Small but very perfectly formed

A super place that captures the magic of Roald Dahl's writing and life. The staff were clearly just as passionate about Roald Dahl was we are (shown particularly by the brilliant... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

A super place that captures the magic of Roald Dahl's writing and life. The staff were clearly just as passionate about Roald Dahl was we are (shown particularly by the brilliant Ant & Zoe during the story telling of The Three Little Pigs (the Roald Dahl version of course)). It can truly call itself a great interactive museum as nearly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Took my 6 & 9 year old children to the museum. Yes its small but it was remarkably well received by my children who really enjoyed it. We spent about 3 hours there although you could blitz it in less than an hour if you weren't into it. Dont expect something the size of the science museum but also keep... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Disappointing visit for £21.00 for a family of 5, not much to do for more than maybe 45 mins to 1 hour. Lovely place but I think the price for entry needs to be reduced.

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

Nice village nice museum, but a little small and the activities rather limited. But I booked my little one onto one of their activities which she thoroughly enjoyed. The staff were engaging and great with the kids. Overall a pleasant experience, but don't count on being there all day.

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Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Great experience, plenty to inspire youngsters, and educate. Really good story demos and interactive experiences. We went on to your the villsge and it in total it did take all day. Have been twice now great

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We took a group of 11 8 year olds to the museum last weekend for my daughter's birthday and they loved it. The staff were friendly and helpful (including prior to the trip when I had alot of questions and pre-ordered food etc) and all of the different rooms were interactive and interesting for the kids. The creative room was... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

My youngest is reading a lot of the books at the moment at home and school and I myself read all the books as a child so couldn't wait to visit the museum. It was a lovely place and interesting to read all about the history of Roald Dahl however it is not a full day out. We walked around... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We are a bit mad about Roald Dahl at the moment in this house, with a daughter about to turn 7, we are reading all the novels with fresh eyes once again. So a trip here while in the area on holiday was a must. Fairly quiet as although we are in Scottish school summer holidays, the English children were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

A great cafe for cyclists. Welcoming staff and good coffee and cake. 10% off for cyclists. Having been thrown out by the staff at Hildreths the cafe at the museum was a very welcome contrast.I would thoroughly recommend.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

To be honest, there's not a lot you can do with a museum dedicated to an author. Lots of very, very busy stuff going on around the walls but if you're looking for activities to enthral, then this is not the place. A bit of colouring, filling in a questionnaire and that was it apart from things to look at.... More 

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

Dear jag w, Many thanks for leaving a review of your recent visit to the Museum, I’m sorry that you had a disappointing visit. Our Museum is the home of Roald Dahl’s archive, and was set up to inspire creativity in our visitors through learning about Roald Dahl’s life and the books he wrote. Our Museum contains over 40 interactive... More 

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Address: 81-83 High Street, Great Missenden HP16 0AL, England
Phone Number: 01494 892192
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Buckinghamshire  >  Great Missenden
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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