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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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Trip down memory lane

A lovely centre in a lovely little village. Visited while staying with friends nearby. I proabaly got more out of it than the children (1 & 2) brought me back to childhood... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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Sligo, Ireland
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Visited yesterday as a family of four, costing £21. We did well to eek out half an hour from the visit. There were not enough interactive elements in our opinion, and of those on offer one was broken, the rest were backed up with others queuing or else had bits missing/strewn everywhere. Our children are 10 and 9 and we... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

It was school holidays but the online book-in suggested that numbers would be controlled. They were not. The rooms with illustrations of Roald Dahl's life were so congested that children could not read the notices nor partake in little activities easily. The story time was overcrowded and we all ( two children included) left without gaining any pleasure from time... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

All about the author so don't expect too much about the books. Loved it though and its a very cheap attraction .I went with my 11 year old who loved it but younger children probably wouldn't enjoy it.

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huddersfield
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We visited as a family of 4 (children 6 and 2). Cost approx £17 (reasonable). We spent a few hours here. Don't think you could make the experience last much longer. Our 6 year old enjoyed the quiz and trail. Both children enjoyed the story room and particularly some of the interactive exhibits. We went to a story telling which... More 

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

Hi Kathryn5489, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. I’m glad you enjoyed the quiz and trail but sorry that some aspects of your visit were disappointing. We certainly work hard to keep our galleries clean and tidy, so I’m very sorry that they weren’t on this occasion – I’ll pass your comments on to our Front... More 

Wokingham
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Visited the museum with 6 and 8 year old grandaughters. Perhaps I should have taken more notice of the title 'museum' rather than expecting an 'experience'. The site is small and the first two rooms deal mainly with Roald Dahl's life including a replica of his writing shed. There is a lot of reading that was of no interest to... More 

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

Hi MalcomSWokingham I’m really glad that you enjoyed some aspects of your visit such as the Disgusterous Dinner Plates activity, but sorry that you felt let down by others. As you say we are a Museum rather than a theme park-like experience, and focus on Roald Dahl’s life, writing and work through interactive displays, video, audio and through our comprehensive... More 

Sligo, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

A lovely centre in a lovely little village. Visited while staying with friends nearby. I proabaly got more out of it than the children (1 & 2) brought me back to childhood memoroes of all the wonderful characters Dahl created and reminded me of some rhymes i had forgot. Kids liked it too especially the story telling and drawing. Cafe... More 

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Welwyn, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The Museum is designed to create ideas for stories for children aged between 5 and 15years and/or followers of the au7thor who created Wille Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and many, many other childrens stories.It is divided into 3 main rooms with a number of interactive machines

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Mayland, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

My 9 year old really enjoyed this museum but it simply ended too soon. What they have is fun, interactive and informative, beautifully presented and well kept and she loved it but it's a shame it isn't bigger with more themed areas from more of his stories. Definitely worth a visit though!

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

My daughter's and I have been enjoying a mini holiday with friends. It was suggested that we visit the Roald Dahl museum, which I thought was a fantastic idea. It was meant to be pouring down with rain, so what better place to be. I paid for the girls to make a croc sock puppet each, which they did. Such... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Having spent the night at the nearest Travelodge so that I could have an early start, I spent over 8 hours in Great Missenden fulfilling a life long ambition to visit Gipsy House and see many artefacts in the Roald Dahl museum. I began my day at Twit Café enjoying a delectable scone, fresh from the oven with jam and... More 

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