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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
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This great little award-winning and family-friendly Museum contains two fun...

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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Must visit for Roald Dahl fans

It was my first time in this lovely town of Buckinghamshire which was a trip down memory lane for me especially if your a Roald Dahl fan. Starting with the actual museum there is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

As an avid reader of Roald Dahl from childhood, with all his children's books, short stories for a more mature audience and also his autobiographical work, I was excited about this museum. However, I think I learned much more from him as a person through his books than this museum. The museum was too small, and while I understand children... More 

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Thank Fishker82
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Excellent day out with the children - even if you are not a Roald Dahl fan! Interactive, colourful, simple and engaging museum made for children of all ages. We went on a rainy day and although we couldn't sit outside we really enjoyed popping in and out of the rooms off the main courtyard for storytelling, craft making and exhibits.... More 

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

Dear Elizabeth, Thanks for your wonderful review. It's great to hear that you enjoyed the storytelling, craft and exhibits and that our staff were helpful and passionate. I'll pass your comments over to our Visitor Services team who will be delighted. We hope you'll come back and see us again soon. Isabelle Reynolds PR and Marketing Manager More 

Bedford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The museum is well worth £2 entrance fee...unfortunately its £6.60. It could be a magical place for young and old alike....instead its 30 minutes of not very much. Shame on you....very very disappointing.

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

Dear Chris F, Many thanks for taking the time to leave us feedback. I’m sorry that you felt there wasn’t much to keep you all occupied during your time in the Museum. We recommend around 90 minutes for a visit, our galleries contain over 40 hands-on activities and we give everyone a Gloriumptious Guide to help each group get the... More 

London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum was brilliant! It had something for everyone with great interactive activities for littlies mixed with the history of his writings and life. Great value for money at £21 for a family. Could easily have spent all day with things hidden away in all sorts of nooks and crannies. Ok to take your own food and tables outside to... More 

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

Dear Ian A, Thank you for your review and for calling us a 'fitting tribute', that's wonderful to hear! It sounds like you had a very enjoyable visit, and we hope to see you again soon. Best wishes, Isabelle Reynolds PR and Marketing Manager More 

London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was my first time in this lovely town of Buckinghamshire which was a trip down memory lane for me especially if your a Roald Dahl fan. Starting with the actual museum there is a gift shop from which you purchase tickets which are very reasonably priced. We were given a guide of the museum and a trail leaflet of... More 

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

Dear Ms A Many thanks for taking the time to leave us a review, it sounds like you had a very enjoyable visit. I’m glad you were able to get lots out of the galleries and learnt lots about Roald Dahl and his books. It’s great that you took advantage of the Village Trail to explore the area while you... More 

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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was a good day out information was so very interesting. How he got his idea's for his story's was truely amazing. only cost £21 for a family of 4/5 Story Centre was good although their video clip online was better then what was proformed. good for a family for a few hours out. Until you hit the twits cafe, Well... More 

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

Hi Terry W Many thanks for taking time to leave us a review. I’m really glad that you enjoyed the Museum and that you and your group enjoyed learning about the stories behind the stories. I’m sorry, however, that you had a disappointing time in Café Twit. We do strive to give visitors a great experience in every aspect of... More 

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34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was very pleasantly surprised with our visit to the Roald Dahl museum. It is a bit out of the way but showcases a beautiful English village as well as giving a fascinating insight into the life of one of our best Children's authors. You may share your trip with one or more school parties and it may be worth... More 

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

Dear Ianlisle, Thanks for taking the time to leave your wonderful review. Glad you enjoyed your visit to the Museum and the village of Great Missenden. We hope you 'll be able to come and see us again soon. Isabelle Reynolds PR and Marketing Manager More 

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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to visit today with some friends as a little trip down memory lane after visiting the Aylesbury museum years ago. We had a great time. There are galleries for adults and children. It may only be 3 rooms in which things are shown but being in a small village it was lovely. It was interactive, mainly aimed at children... More 

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

Dear Amy B, It's lovely to hear that you would recommend a visit to the Museum, and it sounds like you got lots out of your time here. As you say we are just three rooms, but we do pack lots of hands-on activities in! Very pleased to hear that the staff were helpful and that you managed to spend... More 

Fremantle, Australia
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24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I enjoyed this my place as much as my 9 year old daughter. Staff were were very friendly and helpful when we arrived. Lots of interesting little facts, and interactive parts. We did it in an hour and half, as we were the only members of public there apart from a school group, so we had most of it to... More 

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

Hi ngorman, Thank you for your great review, i'm really pleased to hear that you enjoyed the Museum as much as your 9 year old daughter. It sounds like you had a very enjoyable visit, I'll pass your positive comments on to the Cafe too. We hope you'll be able to visit us again soon. Isabelle Reynolds PR and Marketing... More 

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44 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've taken two year 3 classes here now and it has been such ab special day both years running. A lovely little museum with loads packed in. The staff are super friendly and great at what they do. Wonderful museum for Roald Dahl lovers of all ages! Super gift shop too but it is a little pricy. Can't wait to... More 

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

Dear Abbie V Many thanks for your lovely review - it's great to hear that the school groups you've visited with have had enjoyable visits. We look forward to seeing you again very soon I hope. Isabelle Reynolds PR and Marketing Manager More 

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