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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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11:00 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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Although this is quite a small attraction it is really interesting and creative. Children know the stories and there are activities and story telling to keep them engaged for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
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Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

A few small rooms that's essentially covered with facts about his life but for anybody that has read "boy" and "going solo" it's just drawing information from these. The place is far to small for a museum. The highlight was seeing his writing hut and sitting in his chair. Can't say there's much fun to be had for kids in... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We absolutely loved it here and so did the kids aged 5, 6, 10 and 12 from two families. Lots of interesting stuff for the adults and older kids about Dahls life and inspiration. Lots of arts and crafts and role play for the smaller two. Storytelling was nice but chap although enthusiastic was not great. There are big buts... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

Firstly we aimed to park on Link Road but it was full so ended up opposite on the pay and display there. Very reasonable prices. We went down to the museum and were greeted by the friendly staff. The wristband we had on entitled is to leave and enter as many times as we wished that day which was very... More 

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Watford, England, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Don't Really know what I was expecting. Maybe the life of Roald Dahl, yes that was there and very interesting, saw his arm chair where he wrote his amazing books. saw his life as a fighter pilot, red some of his school work. That occupied two rooms. After that nothing, just another room where children can do art and cut... More 

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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We came specially as my kids are reading Roahl Dahl's book and love them. Sorry to say but this place is disappointing. There are 2 galleries with info about his life, obviously created by adults for adults. The displays are far too high for kids to read these. Too many words for a museum for kids. The photographs are for... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Although this is quite a small attraction it is really interesting and creative. Children know the stories and there are activities and story telling to keep them engaged for longer than you would think. His life is interesting so adults are ok re teens are alright if into remembering childhoods! Cafe is quite good with stuff for kids. Only downside... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We went with a 5 and 2yr old. The 5 yr old just adores Roald Dahl and listens to his stories most nights. Though not so interested in what the man himself did both enjoyed different aspects of the museum and all of us came away with a much ether knowledge of his books and life. The 2 yr old... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

They whole family enjoyed this compact inspirational museum. A tribute to the man and his life and a great way of exploring his books. Kids also loved the pottery workshop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

A place to visit for all Roald Dahl fans ! We were just a couple but found it really interesting- loads to do and get involved in for kids ( probably 4-9)

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Really interesting for all Dahl fans, young and old. We loved reading and learning about his childhood and life, and seeing the images, sketches and pops from his books, ideas and the fïlms based on them. Our boys took part in a 'science' afternoon building catapults and parachuts with the ideas based on Esio Trot. Well worth a short but... More 

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