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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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11:00 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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Lots of information for a family day out

We visited the Roald Dahl Museum as part of a `Roald Dahl road trip` with our young son. There was so much information to take in....would have given 5 stars if some of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Nicola H
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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Biggleswade
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Only took just over an hour to view, long journey so disappointed, cafe crowded, tables should be taken out of main area to make more room for queues, seating is ok outside and another room, buggies a nuisance in the galleries, quite dangerous, should be left in the buggy park, rooms very hot, and story room crowded and hot, would... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I took my three grandchildren on Thursday 18th August and was very disappointed. It felt as though the organisation had arranged a lot of posters on walls and left some craft equipment around and left it at that. There was a very naff set up to look like Roals Dahls study and a tiny exhibition of fantastic Mr Fox. We... More 

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

Hi Michele C, Many thanks for taking the time to leave us a review, I’m sorry that your visit to the Museum was not an enjoyable one. Our gallery spaces contain award-winning professionally designed graphics and exhibits and feature over 40 hands-on activities. We do have posters in various spaces such as the ticket desk and in the craft room... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

They were just about the right age (possibly 8+) to really enjoy all the detail about Roald Dahl and were lucky enough to have a visit to the archives. We had some foreign visitors with us who also knew of Dahl, and they thoroughly enjoyed the visit, especially the knowledgable staff for the archives.

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

Dear Lucy P, Thank you for your review, it's wonderful to hear that you all enjoyed your visit to the Museum. I'll pass your feedback on to Rachel White, our Collections and Archive Manager, who ran our recent Archive Tour - really glad you got the chance to join in with a talk while you where here and that you... More 

Durham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brilliant venue, lots of interactive things to do. Well laid out and very interesting facts. The story telling was brilliant and got the children involved. Cafe twits served lively food and a welcome cup of coffee. Gift shop has everything you can imagine and reasonably priced too. Well worth a visit go for opening time as nice and quiet it... More 

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

Thank you for your positive review of the Museum. I'm glad you enjoyed all of the interactive activities and storytelling and got the chance to relax with a cuppa in the cafe. We hope you'll be back to visit us again soon. Isabelle Reynolds PR and Marketing Manager More 

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the museum on Thursday with 2 Grandaughters aged 6 and 9. It was fine for the 9 year old but the 6 year old got bored quite quickly. There was a lot to read and she lost interest very quickly. Absolutely loved the story telling session, it was great to have the children involved in the story. Spent just... More 

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Thank Sandy2404
roalddahlmuseum, Public Relations Manager at The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre, responded to this review

Dear Sandy2404, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. I'm glad your 9 year old granddaughter enjoyed the visit, but sorry that your 6 year old granddaughter got bored quickly. We do aim our activities st 6 to 12 year olds, with over 40 hands-on activities as well as drop-in crafts. Wonderful to hear that you... More 

Hastings, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Roald Dahl Museum as part of a `Roald Dahl road trip` with our young son. There was so much information to take in....would have given 5 stars if some of the information had been displayed in a more child friendly format. It is interactive for children with activities ranging in difficulty. A small courtyard is the only... More 

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

Hi Nicola H, Thank you for your review and feedback, and for visiting the Museum as part of your Roald Dahl Road Trip! Wonderful to hear that you manged to visit the local countryside on our trail as part of your visit. We hope you'll be back to visit us again soon. Isabelle Reynolds PR and Marketing Manager More 

Cornwall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Roald Dahl Museum is compact, but so packed with interactive things for the kids to that you hardly realise the time flying by. Everything is designed to encourage the imagination, tickle the senses and trigger the flow of creativity all topped off with scoffingly tasty grub (and cake) from The Twits cafe. Everyone had a wonderful time

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

Hi TheRadHouse, Brilliant to hear that you had a great visit to the Museum, it sounds like you got lots out of your time with us. Our aim is to encourage our visitors to be creative and unlock their imaginations, which you have summed up very nicely! Hope you enjoyed the cake and that you'll visit us again one day.... More 

Boston Spa, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Two ancient kids in their 70s enjoyed this little museum on a Sunday morning. Very helpful staff, and a nice little cafe.

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

Hi Teresa R, Wonderful to hear you both enjoyed your visit to the Museum, proving that we are a Museum for kids of ALL ages! Great to hear that the staff were helpful and that you enjoyed the cafe too. Hope you'll visit us again one day. Isabelle Reynolds PR and Marketing Manager More 

High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Roald Dahl has a special place in my heart, so it was more for me than my children ! However, they thoroughly enjoyed the visit as they are both bookworms and love Dahl, even more so after just watching the 2016 release of The BFG the week before. The Museum itself has some amazing facts about Dahl and his life... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Wonderful to hear that your children thoroughly enjoyed their time in the Museum, we hope you'll be back to see us again soon. Isabelle Reynolds PR and Marketing Manager More 

Orpington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at Great Missenden at 12.30 and parked a five minute walk from the centre. Our children ranged from 4-15 and all enjoyed the experience. It's not a massive museum but it is packed full of information and interactive displays, children are given a quiz and story ideas book which is fantastic and there are free crafts at the... More 

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Thank Louise C
roalddahlmuseum, Guest Relations Manager at The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre, responded to this review

Hi Louise C, Wow - sounds like your group had a brilliant time at the Museum! As you say we are small, but we try to fill our spaces with lots of information, hands on activities and events. I'm glad you managed to make the most of these when you visited. Hope you'll be able to visit us again soon.... More 

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