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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: +44 1494 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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What a lovely little place

Although this place is small, it's just so lovely! :) We took my little sister for her birthday and she hasn't got the best attention span, however there was enough interactive... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Jennifer F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although this place is small, it's just so lovely! :) We took my little sister for her birthday and she hasn't got the best attention span, however there was enough interactive things (dressing up, big props and tactile exhibitions) that meant I was also able to enjoy reading the longer parts. We had a story in Miss Honeys classroom that... More 

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Somerset, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here with my wife and 8 year old daughter on an inset day just before half term. Brilliant museum with some fascinating insights.

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Lewes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent 4.5 hours here! We hadn't expected to be there that long as we'd read the reviews but our children (just 3 and just 5) were completely engaged throughout and we didn't notice time passing by. The exhibitions are small but a lot of thought has gone into it and there are interactive aspects every few steps. We also... More 

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited with our five year old - so he's not really into reading as such yes - but is familiar with the films and stories and instantly appreciated the bold colors and displays (and crocodile bench) He enjoyed getting involved with the exhibits and the art and craft area was much loved. We also took the opportunity to walk up... More 

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Wexford, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's not big, but it is fun for kids looking to be introduced to Roald Dahl and adults with nostalgic memories... and everyone in between with any fondness for the author. Also we took a stroll up the church & graveyard where Roald Dahl is buried. Some of the leaflets that the extremely helpful staff hand out also draw attention... More 

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

I earmarked the Wednesday of half term to go to the museum as a treat for my 7 year old son. Whos favourite book ever is Danny Champion of the World. Unfortunately the website on the Tuesday said it was fully booked, including the workshops so I booked for the 10am on Thursday instead, online and believed the workshop was... More 

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

Many thanks for your review, I’m sorry that you didn’t have an enjoyable experience when you visited recently. I’m sorry your son missed out on the workshop when you visited. We do state throughout the website and on the booking system itself that workshops are an additional cost and can only be booked by calling the Museum. We do have... More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Having driven for 2 hours to visit the museum with excited 12, 10, 7 and 6 year olds, we came away disappointed and underwhelmed. Whilst I appreciate parking is an issue, I feel this should be reflected on the website. The lack of parking in the car parks meant that some of our party were late for the prebooked workshop.... More 

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

Dear Jane, Many thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. I’m sorry that your visit was disappointing and appreciate the feedback to help us improve our offer for visitors. We do acknowledge that parking is limited in the village and do mention this throughout the website - including on the homepage - and via social media. We... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

What's not to like about this museum? My two granddaughters had huge fun making witches masks. They devoured tasty bacon sandwiches and huge slices of Bogtrotter Cake and slurped their way through Whizz Popper hot chocolates covered with cream, marshmallows, smarties and crushed maltesers in the Café Twit. They rushed around finding the clues for the quiz, marvelled at the... More 

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

Hi Nicholas, Thanks for your review. It sounds like you had a great time at the Museum, with some scrumdiddlyumptious food and fun activities. Glad you enjoyed the trail, Writing Hut talk and interactive activities too. Looking forward to welcoming you again with your grandsons! Kim Osborne PR and Marketing Officer More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

I'm a big fan of Roald Dahl and this museum has been on my list for many years. There was huge excitement as we walked down the high street in great missendon and saw the pale blue coach house. Even more excited when we realised there was a twits cafe. Sadly it was a massive disappointment. The place was completely... More 

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

Many thanks for taking the time to leave us a review, and I’m sorry that you were disappointed with your visit. I’m sorry that the Museum was busy when you visited. October half-term is one of the busiest weeks in the year and we have capped tickets this week to below our average half-term visitor numbers to improve the experience... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

The Roald Dahl Museum is a gem of a place. Small enough to not overwhelm, but with more than enough to keep the children smiling, laughing and extremely happy. And with the onsite Café Twit offering tasty well priced lunches, including the amazing Whizzpoppers, this really was a lovely trip.

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

Hi Michael, Thanks for describing us as a gem! Wonderful to hear. I'm glad that you all enjoyed your visit and had some amazing Whizzpoppers in the cafe (my favourite!). Hope you'll be back to visit us again soon. Kim Osborne PR and Marketing Officer More 

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