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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
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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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Make sure you join the storytelling sessions

Amazing place! We visited with our two children 5 and 8 years old. Both really enjoyed it, however as a parent you really need to engage with your children, getting down to their... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Basingstoke
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The museum is geared mainly at children, however as a solo adult I still managed to enjoy! I was a great Roald Dahl fan growing up and have recently discovered his adult books so I have been wanting to visit for a while. The museum itself took about an hour to get around, which isn't that long, but the admission... More 

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Basingstoke
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Amazing place! We visited with our two children 5 and 8 years old. Both really enjoyed it, however as a parent you really need to engage with your children, getting down to their level and discussing everything with them, sounds obvious I know but this is a joint experience not the sort of place that you just leave your children... More 

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Wickford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited on the 100th birthday weekend having pre-booked - glad we did as it was sold out when we arrived at 10.30am. The rooms are all fascinating, packed with things from Roald Dahl's childhood and adulthood alike. There's the actual shed where he did his writing (moved piece by piece and re-constructed) that you can look at through a... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely place to visit and you don't have to be a child to enjoy! Loads to see and do, so ideal if you do have kids with you ! Staff were all very welcoming and Claire. D knows her stuff. Parking just up the road is low cost. The cafe is excellent. Walk up to the Church and resting place... More 

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Thank Mal M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We wanted have wanted to visit for years, but now it is Roald Dahl's 100th birthday we bought it was time. It is very easy to find as once you get in the centre of Great Missenden it is signposted and there is a public car park (very reasonably priced) and then it is a five minute walk to the... More 

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Thank Stumpy12345
roalddahlmuseum, Public Relations Manager at The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre, responded to this review

Dear Stumpy12345, It sounds like you had an enjoyable visit to the Museum and the beautiful village of Great Missenden. Thank you for your great comments about our staff, I'll make sure these are passed on to our Visitor Services team. We're very flattered that you think it's just like Roald Dahl designed the Museum for children, wonderful stuff and... More 

St Albans
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having recently seen the movie, The BFG I was keen to learn more about the superbly humorous author Roald Dahl. Arriving at approximately 1pm on a schoolday, we first visited the small but gorgeous Twits Cafe which has four or five tables so does not seat many oompa loompas. Our paninis were delicious and I recommend the Swizzfiggler(Hot Chocolate with... More 

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

Dear Snorbenite, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review packed with great feedback! It's great to hear that you enjoyed the galleries, displays, Shop and Cafe. I'll pass your comments about the sound in the galleries to our Visitor Services team - and great tip about visiting during term-time, it's usually much quieter than weekdays during the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the museum with our 3 boys age 4, 8 & 12 & all I can say is wow! I had read the reviews on here and I have to say I was worried by the negatives but I've concluded that some people perhaps missed the point of an authors museum! Obviously it's going to have lots of reading... More 

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

Dear Amy C, Thank you for your very comprehensive review of the Museum. It's wonderful to hear about everything you got up to on your visit, and great to hear that you think we have captured the magic of Roald Dahl! I'll pass on your comments to our Visitor Services, Retail and Cafe teams who will be thrilled. We do... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not good in the holidays, I took my wife and 2 children to the museum. We arrived at lunchtime and it was so busy. As we walked round we couldn't get too close to the stands to look at them, there was a lady telling a story but all the adults were standing at the back so my children couldn't... More 

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

Dear Ian V, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, and I'm sorry you had a disappointing visit to the Museum. I’m sorry the galleries were crowded when you visited. We do issue visitors with wristbands so that they can leave the premises and return any time throughout the day, and stagger entry at busy times.... More 

Epsom, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took our 8 and 6 year old daughters to the museum today and it is such fun. The museum itself is compact but filled with information and things for the kids to touch and peer around, open and of course plenty of books to read if you have the time! There's an activity room with loads of different arts... More 

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

Dear alipoulton, Thank you for your lovely review, it sounds like to had a great visit to the Museum and got lots out of your time here. I'm really glad you enjoyed the Cafe, storytelling and drop-in crafts. We hope you'll be back again soon. Kim Osborne Pr and Marketing Officer More 

Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

lots to see and do we decorated chocolate bars and the chef was lovely we went to story telling did crafts had yummy sandwich and cake in the cafe and there was plenty to read in the museum.

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

Hi Clare M, Many thanks for your 5 star review! Really glad to hear that you enjoyed the Museum, workshop and Cafe, we hope you'll be back to see us again soon. Kim Osborne PR and Marketing Officer More 

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