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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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Lovely introduction into Roald Dahl books

Our 3 and 6 year olds weren't really aware of Roald dahl until this visit, and now they are very interested indeed, we spent a very happy 3 hours at the museum last weekend... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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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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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

Our 3 and 6 year olds weren't really aware of Roald dahl until this visit, and now they are very interested indeed, we spent a very happy 3 hours at the museum last weekend discovering things at the author and his books, we did plenty of arts and crafts and took part in 2 story tellings. We probably wouldn't go... More 

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Renfrewshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Visited the museum on May bank holiday Sunday so it was very busy. We had our grandchildren (7 and 4) with us and they loved it particularly the story telling. We went to two and unfortunately they told the same stories at both. The tellers should talk to each other so that this doesn't happen consecutively. The craft room was... More 

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Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Visited with my 9year old. Attended the twits tasty treats as an addition to the entrance fee which was excellent, Victoria was a great hostess really interacted with the children and made it fun and interesting. Small museum and I do think there could have been more regarding the other books...BFG, Charlie and the chocolate factory, but it was interesting... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Great little museum, obviously aimed mainly at children, but we found Roald Dahl's letters and background and history really interesting too. Lovely to indulge childish whims once again for a short while!

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Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

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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