The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre, Great Missenden

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. Put The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre into our Great Missenden vacation planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Great Missenden.
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  • Half-term mayhem didn't stop me learning about the great man - never mind the offspring! I sincerely recommend visiting the museum when there are likely to be as few young children there as possible, ...  more »
  • We visited here today with two teenagers and two under 10’s. Parking was ok. The car Park was described as ‘a couple of minutes walk away. But that’s up quite a steep hill which is a bit problematic f...  more »
  • We arrived on a wet Saturday morning and started our visit in "Cafe Twit", the food display looked amazing. We opted for Danish pastry and tea. All very nice and reasonably priced. The museum itself i...  more »
  • My daughter would have given it 6 stars!!!! A lovely place to visit with great staff and a lovely cafe which serves amazing food at reasonable prices. My daughter loved the creative/story room where you could sit in a replica of Roald Dahl's writing chair. My personal favourite was seeing his writing shed. Definitely worth a visit.
  • I have been wanting to visit here for ages! Wow, it's really brought a lot to life. Inspirations for his stories was the best thing for me. I've been a fan for 35 years and read most of his children's books and was pleased to learn so much today. It is a small museum. I went without children and I think we were there well over an hour. We listened to one of the talks which was mostly full of young children and I felt like I had to let them answer the questions but the big kid in me was excited when I knew the correct answers. I did not know about the giant apple and the lady really kept the kids shouting out peach for ages; it was hilarious. Most of us there were surprised by the list of fruit. Just lovely! if you're a fan don't miss it! The walk sounds nice but we didn't do that. I think with the museum and the walk it would make a pretty packed day out. I will return with my children.
  • Great for young children to use their imagination. Lovely cafe and shop too. Staff all very friendly. Very small museum but very child orientated. Parents don't rush around!
  • Easy parking in town with loos and nearby play parks. Short walk to museum. Museum was welcoming. The activities there were suitable for most youngsters and our bunch were engaged for a couple of hours with free rein to explore the different areas. I found it engaging too with much of interest: a walk through time, personal facts about the man himself, and of course the inspirations for his stories. I was glad to have the organised trails also getting our legs walking in the practically countryside. The cafe was convenient but boring. We picnicked on our own grub.
  • A nice few hours learning about the man behind the books and catching up with other parents. Very kid friendly. If they had more space it would be nice to have the characters in the books come to life. Also for there to be a barrier to the main road preventing any child running out into the street. Otherwise would go back to learn more and there story time events.

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