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The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

Address: 81-83 High Street, Great Missenden HP16 0AL, England
Phone Number: 01494 892192
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Type: Specialty Museums, 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...
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.

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South Wales
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We hadn't heard of this gem until friends of ours visited and recommended, despite the long journey from South Wales. So we stayed overnight in the Premier Inn, High Wycombe (see my other review) and arrived at the museum around 9:30am, a big issue considering it didn't open until 11am on a Saturday (school boy error) but noted the cafe... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We had been told that this would only last for a couple of hours. However, once we had been to two story time sessions and the craft area we realised we had been there 4 hours. Our daughter loved trying out Dahl's chair and doing the quiz and actually started crying when it was time to leave! The room smelling... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

What a wonderful place to visit! I read the Roald Dahl books to my children snuggled together often shaking with laughter. Now my daughter is reading them to my grandchildren, with equal joy. We are all huge fans. This lovely museum , staffed by amazing, enthusiastic people, captures so much of the spirit of Roald Dahl. In this technological age... More 

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

When researching the museum it looked well worth a visit but we only expected to stay a couple of hours. For the price we paid (and we were able to get a buy one ticket and get one free voucher from the internet) it made it such a good value for money day trip. There were three different areas to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

A well priced visit for the content. Visit lasted about an hour and a half. Plenty of interactive things for people of all ages to enjoy. The final room houses lots of craft activities which are well suited to young children. Highlight of the visit was the storyteller. Shop is well stocked and has some great souvenirs. We didn't bother... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

having visited Great Missenden all my life as a child as mum was born there and my grandparents lived in Prestwood just up the road, I thought i would bring my own little boy here to the museum, as i also have never been, but have always known the history of the museum. .To be honest it may have been... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

2 families with kids ages 2, 5, 5, 7 and 8 and they all loved it. The exhibit is small but packed full of lots of information, activities and crafty things to do. The story telling was really lovely and fun and the staff could not have been friendlier or more helpful. We had lunch off site at a local... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 via mobile

Went to this with my 12 year old son. We both thought it was great. You get a real sense of Roald Dahl, his life, and how he wrote. Lots of interactive activities for aspiring writers. I also recommend the self guided walking tours around the village and local countryside - you can see the woods and places that inspired... More 

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Haddenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

If you love Roald Dahl your going to love the museum and then visit the church we he is buried. Obviously specifically designed and aimed at children, loads of interactive stuff. A fun day out.

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Ware, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We took our 5 and 7 year olds on a rainy Sunday afternoon in November and thought it was fabulous. When we arrived, the staff inside were really helpful when they sold us tickets. Our kids were given a quiz to do as they went round, a booklet on what to see, a notebook each to write story ideas in,... More 

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