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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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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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This is a lovely museum; really interesting with some good interactive exhibits. We really enjoyed our time here but if you think what a museum based on Roald Dahl could be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This is a lovely museum; really interesting with some good interactive exhibits. We really enjoyed our time here but if you think what a museum based on Roald Dahl could be like... I think it could be better. I am sure the museum attracts a lot of visitors but lots of people I have spoken to don't even know it's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This museum is a 'must visit' if you are a Roald Dahl fan. My grandchildren enjoyed reading all his books and absolutely loved our visit. What a wonderful place and children are given a little notebook in which they can write notes . It's a great way to encourage children to write and the whole place is good for sparking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I've driven passed many times and always wanted to visit, I am so pleased this lived up to my expectations. Small but so interactive and fun, Roald Dahl was my favourite author as a child and the museum brings the fun of his books to life. So much to do, see, try on, great craft activities and a lovely little... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Lovely food in cafe and generally a nice visit if you are a fan of Roald Dahl. Was a 'moving' experience and a fun one for children. The workshop experience for older children is ok but would have enjoyed it without the workshop. Wish it was bigger! Great shop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We spent an afternoon here with a friend's grandchildren, ages 8 and 5. The museum is very small but wonderfully plannedt. Very interactive with something for every age, 5 to adult. From videos, audios, photographs, and memorabilia, we learned about the author's childhood, his family, his writing, his marvelous characters! Books everywhere to sit and read for a bit. Be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

As you would expect with a great author the Roald Dahl Museum was a thoroughly enjoyable experience. They have managed to create, and recreate the atmosphere of fun and frivolity you might associate with Dahl in a way that engages children, and adults, and will encourage them to read even more of his wonderful books. A couple of hours well... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Just spent happy hours at this museum today with 2 god-children, aged 6 and 8. Lots of school children study Dahl now, as he's so fabulous for inspiring creativity. This museum does a fantastic job of bringing him and his stories to life. Just the right size, great mix of reading/pictures/story-telling/factual info sessions/creative tables/digital story making options - catered to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We went to the Roald Dahl Museum a couple of weeks ago. It's great for children who have read the books and who can read. My 6 year old loved it! My 4 year old just knows about Matilda and she didn't get it. They offer workshops (advance booking necessary) and there are also arts & crafts. I enjoyed it.... More 

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Address: 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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