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The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

81-83 High Street, Great Missenden HP16 0AL, England
01494 892192
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Type: Specialty 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 biographical galleries, the fantabulous interactive Story... more » 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. « less
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London, England, United Kingdom
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93 reviews 93 reviews
39 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This is a real unadvertised gem in the middle of the Chiltern Hills but only 25 miles from Central London. There can be few children who have not been entertained by the magic of a Roald Dahl story or a movie of one of his tales. This museum helps you understand why he was such a fantastic children's writer.

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Three generations went to visit on Friday 15th August. Parking as per previous reviews is in the public carpark just a 5 minute walk away (so don't forget some change for the machine). The shops along the High Street were well worth a look too and we are delighted with our glass nail files and clever dessert quiz birthday card... More

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Lymington, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

Excellent museum, informative for adults and extremely well-presented activities for kids. Museum provides leaflets outlining village walks to add value to the Roald Dahl experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

The museum was great fun and the interactive rooms were great for our daughter.....and mummy!! Lovely setting and a visit to the great mans grave side finished our visit / day. We even managed to find Gypsy House.....although we didn't knock. A must day out for all Roald Dahl fans highly recommended.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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105 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Spent around four hours here, but we did spent a good amount of time reading all the displays about Roald Dahl's life which we found very interesting. There are a couple of rooms that deal with his life, including his childhood and his time in the RAF during WW2. There are pages from his manuscripts in the display cases along... More

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George Town, Grand Cayman
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Well done in terms of chronicalling the fascinating life of Roald Dahl and his writing process however could have tied in more to the actual books to capture the childrens interest as it is the books they know and like not the author. I learned something but not sure they did. cafe was ok but again missed opportunity to tie... More

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Leicester, England, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I am a massive fan of The Twits and it has always been my favourite book so I had to visit the Roald Dahl museum. Yes it is geared to young children but adults can still enjoy a couple of hours learning more about the man himself. Thoroughly enjoyed wandering around the museum. Lots to read, photographs and interactive displays.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

Visited in July 2014. The museum is very so interesting. Great for all ages. Interactive and so much to do for the children. Check out what workshops are available on the day you are going and maybe pre book if you expect that it may be busy. We broke the day up by having lunch at the museum which again... More

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We had a lovely few hours here as we were in the area for the weekend/ My 6 year old twins were completely entranced and despite never having read a Roald Dahl book before they were totally inspired with all of the displays and interactive elements. One of them is now writing her own version of Charlie and the Chocolate... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We were camping in the area and the weather was terrible so needed to find somewhere to entertain the kids for a while. Found this museum after doing a google search. It was a refreshing change to take the kids to a place that is really well looked after. Many of these types of attractions are shabby at best. But... More

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