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The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

81-83 High Street, Great Missenden HP16 0AL, England
+44 1494 892192
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Have a wondercrump time at The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre!

A must for all Roald Dahl fans, here you can learn more about the man who wrote outstanding books... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Justine G
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Street, United Kingdom
Overpriced and overrated

No problem finding parking in the nearby public car park. The place is so small, basically two... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
RamjiRA
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London, United Kingdom
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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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  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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81-83 High Street, Great Missenden HP16 0AL, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A must for all Roald Dahl fans, here you can learn more about the man who wrote outstanding books for children and adults. From his early days to his last, discover mind-boggling facts you could only find out at his museum, sit in a replica...More

Thank Justine G
Reviewed 1 week ago

No problem finding parking in the nearby public car park. The place is so small, basically two "galleries" which are actually just two rooms, one story centre, a couple of other rooms . A cafe and shop of course to sell more stuff. The galleries...More

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

Dear RamjiRA, Many thanks for your review and feedback. The Museum is aimed at children aged 6 to 12, and we try to provide a range of content so that children of different age groups can get the most out of a visit. As a...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

As a child, I grew up with Roald Dahl’s books and really loved what I now understand to be dark humour. As a parent, it was equally enjoyable rediscovering his stories with my own children and reminding myself of his biography. Today’s visit was long...More

Thank markcoles778
Reviewed 1 week ago

For older children and avid Roald Dahl readers ,it may be alright for younger children we found it very disapointing ,it was quiiet when we went with 6 year old twins and a 4 year old younger brother ,if it had been busy it would...More

2  Thank Vanessa C
roalddahlmuseum, Public Relations Manager at The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for leaving us a review after your visit. I’m sorry that you felt that your time at the Museum was disappointing and that there wasn’t much to do. The Museum has over 40 hands-on activities aimed at 6 to 12 year olds, and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our afternoon at this beautifully quant and delightful museum was absolutely splendid. What the museum lacks in size, it makes up for in quality and character. This is the perfect experience for any fan of Dahl and his books. You get a real insight into...More

Thank Roo P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of activities for the kids and lots of interesting information for adults and bigger kids. Fun storytelling session and other activities.

Thank OlwenC-J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well what can you expect for great value family ticket!!! The magic of the man himself... Great place, passionate staff (well done Cat) Will be back Ps bigger cafe please as that cake looked amazing x

Thank Dawn H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good value for money here and Roald dahls life interesting. Good for a couple of hours. Parking in the museum car park is very reasonable.

Thank aliwoollacott
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

I was sceptical after reading some reviews but gave it a go and I intend take my little nephew. We did the workshop and actives from making your own film.. projection of your own story and writing your own stories prints in so many fun...More

1  Thank lucy c
Reviewed 11 November 2017

We were visiting Harry Potter studios and before travelling home, we wanted to take the kids to one last place. I found this online and decided to take a drive out to it. Was really wonderful. The children being big fans of Roald Dahl could...More

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Charley R
20 September 2016|
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Response from Bethany F | Reviewed this property |
We spent most of the day there. They have 2 walks that we took that are "Roald Dahl inspired" so where he came up with ideas. The main walk was about an hour. We also had lunch - which always takes up a good proportion of... More
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UkFlying_high
17 July 2015|
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Response from Likesmifood | Reviewed this property |
I think it will depend on the 3 year old but I suspect as others have advised 3 is a little too young. They really need to be into books and competent readers to get the most out of it. There is some interactive activity... More
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