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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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Great museum for all.

This was a really well thought out museum. It was a good mixture of information and creativity for the kids. We went on Saturday morning where they had an additional trail for the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

This was a really well thought out museum. It was a good mixture of information and creativity for the kids. We went on Saturday morning where they had an additional trail for the kids to follow. The food at the Twit Café was both excellent and reasonably priced. The café was quite small and so avoiding the lunch time rush... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

I went here with my niece in the half term holiday. Such a great place although its a shame it was so busy. The games and ideas for the children are wonderful and sets them nice little challenges, although when it is so busy its hard to do everything. The cafe was nice but they could make so much more... More 

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We've been twice and loved it. Loads to do, you can go rush round and do everything quickly or quietly read a book in the corner. You could spend the day there or just an hour or 2. Story time is really good and the young story tellers connect with the kids really well. Nice cafe with good food and... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We spent a whole day here during half term. Interactive displays, documents, artifacts and the like all helped us to understand something about this very special author who has enchanted children for years. Story-telling was included in the price and a small fee payable for art and craft activities (my daughter made a secret book)! Great! There's a really good... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

You know anything like this attraction is going to be busy during half term but this was ridiculous, my children were unable to get near enough to any of the exhibits to really enjoy them. We had also planned to eat in the cafe but there was no chance of that, you could barely get through the door let alone... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Unfortunately for us but good for the museum we chose a very busy day to visit! Not as big as I thought it was going to be but having said that it was a great place for children and very informative and interesting. The displays were modern with interaction. Staff were all young and enthusiastic and informative. Story telling was... More 

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Chinnor, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Took our three grandchildren aged 12', 10 and 9- they enjoyed it but after an hour had had enough! Being half term it was busy and all the talks etc were booked up which was disappointing. All three grandchildren said they wouldn't want to go again.. Thought the £21 family entrance fee was very reasonable.

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is basically a very small museum with three rooms containing exhibits relating the the man and his stories. At £28 for a family ticket I think it is overpriced. There was an excellent story telling event which was brilliantly executed by the young actor and this almost justified the high entrance fee. However I believe this is only on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I attended the museum with my husband & 3 children. It was magical experience. I am a life long Dahl fan & my children also enjoy his books very much. I loved discovering about the great man himself in the boy & solo galleries. My children took particular delight in the story telling sessions & getting hands on in the... More 

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Very small museum on the High Street. We live locally but my son visited on a school trip and said it was a little boring as did all his classmates. The children said it was only interesting to hear about the author but weren't impressed with anything else. Parents that went said it bought back memories of childhood - said... More 

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