The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre, Great Missenden

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Situated in the village where children’s author Roald Dahl lived and wrote for 36 years, the museum was created a home for his archive and to inspire a love of stories in its visitors. The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre is aimed at 6 to 12 year olds and has lots of interactive activities to keep children entertained. Walk through the biographical galleries that tell the story of Dahl’s life and the experiences that shaped his writing. In the solo gallery, explore Dahl’s writing hut, complete with its original furnishings and the knickknacks that the author kept there for inspiration. Let your imagination run wild in the story center, where visitors are encouraged to make up stories, dress up, and get creative with crafts. Plan your visit to The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Great Missenden trip generator.
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  • The Roald Dahl Museum was brilliant and It fascinated me how eventful Dahl's life was and his writing style was very interesting. There were some fun games and the staff were really helpful and friend...  more »
  • We visited with children age 10 and 6 and thought we would find the original house or the shed where Roal Dahl used to work. There are some bits of the shed but it could be from anywhere really. The m...  more »
  • I went here with my 10 yr old daughter. It was easy to find and parking was good too. The museum is small but well laid out. It was interesting finding out new facts we didn't know before about Roald ...  more »
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  • Extremely disappointed. This museum is all about the man rather than the books and whilst his characters are great, somethings are best left to the imagination and this was one of those things. The kids were really excited about going to visit this museum as they had read all the books, but it just didn't live up to expectation (about the books) or billing where the average visit was supposed to be more than 2 hours. We spent 45 minutes going round the three galleries, thinking we would be here for at least double that. Entry doesn't cost much, but it wasn't good value for money. There were interesting facts but it could have been so much more given how famous some of his books are. It was half an hours drive from where we were on our holiday and I'm glad we didn't travel from home. Really didn't get the adding of tin foil to a ball that was hidden away in a loft area which was separate from the galleries. Think twice.
  • A fabulous half day visit for children young and old. A real highlight were the storytelling sessions held by the staff to an eager audience. Whilst the museum isn't large, definitely only a few hours to take in the whole museum, there's so much to take in about the authors life it's impossible to come away without learning something of the man that gave us so many wonderful stories and characters.
  • The museum is small, I thought there would be more information around the book, it was more about Roald Dahl life a information for children on writing stories good for small school trips That cafe was good for a nice coffee and cake
  • As life long Roald Dahl fans we'd wanted to come here for some time. So when we were invited to a friends christening just down the road, we thought it would be great to go here whilst we were in the area. So thankful that we'd not made the 120 mile trip for this alone or we would've been even more disappointed. There's very little to do here that couldn't be done in a local library for free! Avoid unless passing.
  • Incredible little museum. Great surroundings, friendly staff and an amazing range of stories for the kids. A hidden gem.

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