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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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OK for a couple of hours max!

Visited the museum with our boys aged 8 and 6. Although they enjoyed what they saw, there isn't... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
abigail a
Oxford, United Kingdom
via mobile
only eating

Only called in For a light lunch but had a look in the museum shop as well. Cafe is only small but... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Michael P
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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“his life” (38 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
81-83 High Street, Great Missenden HP16 0AL, England
+44 1494 892192
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited the museum with our boys aged 8 and 6. Although they enjoyed what they saw, there isn't alot of it! Don't expect to spend more than 2 hours there. Not advisable for those who find reading tricky. Our 6 year old found it frustrating...More

Thank abigail a
Reviewed 1 week ago

Only called in For a light lunch but had a look in the museum shop as well. Cafe is only small but well stocked. Had a couple of nice sandwiches and a latte that didn't break the bank. Menu aimed at kids (obviously) but hey,...More

2  Thank Michael P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great place to take your kids for a day! A truly enjoyable day out! I would recommend it to anyone and the staff are really helpful and welcoming! Thank you

Thank markBrght
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went with another family today (so me, wife, 8 & 4 + mum & 2 kids) so they did us a deal on a family ticket + 1 adult which was thoughtful (under 5s go free). Small cafe but we only wanted a snack and...More

1  Thank Finnstar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Museum is small but contemporary with nice exhibits and lots for kids to see, do and explore. Not that big and shop and cafe both could be so much more exciting. Worth popping in though not sure it's worth coming all the way to...More

1  Thank Matvl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are a Roald Dahl fan this is completely unmissable. You'll learn so much about him - especially if you are an adult able to read some of his original letters. Lots of craft for kids but they are tight for space in the...More

Thank Bria L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had to write a review of this museum, it is just brilliant. Althought it looks quite small there is ALOT to do and see. There are two big main rooms dedicated to his life and characters of his books. So many interesting facts and...More

Thank EggHead11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My 8 year old daughter has recently got in to roald Dahl books and so this seemed the perfect place to visit for an afternoon out. We visited on easter Monday and we absolutely loved it! We only spent 2 hours here but the children...More

Thank msmk1980
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So much to do! Great interactive story time, and activities. It is quite small, though. Spent 2 hours or so there.

Thank Max G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took our daughter who was 18 months at the time and our 6 year old niece who is really getting into Roald Dahl stories/ We signed up for a special clay making class to make our own BFG which my niece adored, there was about...More

Thank Vix8323
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Charley R
My 8 year old loves Roald Dahl, but we live 2 hours away. Just wondering if the museum is worth the drive and if we can spend a whole day there or if it is a few hours maximum.
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
Willow N
Are there any gorgeous holiday cottages to hire near by for the weekend?
9 January 2016|
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Would this be suitable for a 3 year old?
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