The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre, Great Missenden

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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3.5/5 based on 420+ reviews on the web
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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  • A lovely afternoon learning about Ronald Dahls life. Children enjoyed the interactive experiences within "solo" and the "story centre". Story telling was also very good. Could have done a little more ...  read more »
  • We visited on Saturday afternoon and the place was far too crowded to be enjoyable. Two of the exhibition rooms are quite small and were crammed with people, so it was hard to read and see everything ...  read more »
  • I came along for lunch with my dear friend last week. We had a lovely walk around the village and reminisced in old times. We had lunch at the Twits Cafe which was delicious and their cakes looked spe...  read more »
  • Great fun for the family, cafe is great, good cakr
  • Great place to visit. We went on a Roald Dahl's Birthday celebration day. There was arts and crafts, face painting and Balloons etc. There were lots of story telling shows. Would recommend. As it was a special occasion there were lots of events on.
  • I liked the world war 2 adio description and miss Honey's classroom
  • I am afraid I was not happy today. I visited the museum and expected wondrous joy like his books have brought. I paid for 2 of my 3 children to take part in the craft making class, only to be grilled by the girl behind the counter on my children's ability to do the crafts as they were 6 and 7 and possibly too young. I then sat for 1 1/4 hours while my children did the crafts. My wife brought the children out before they finished because they were bored of waiting, the class should have been no more than 45 mins. I sat with my 11 month old who was getting incredibly restless as there is nowhere for younger ones to play. I was by now looking forward to lunch, I ordered a panini with salad. The salad consisted of 2 slices of cucumber and a dozen peices of grated carrot. Not even the cake made me happy even though it was of slightly better quality than supermarket cake. The museum itself is small, the quality of the museum is excellent, unfortunately it was hugely over-crowded which spoilt the experience. There was a distinct lack of organisation, no visible management presence. I will continue to enjoy Roald Dahls joyous books, but unless dramatic changes are made to the organisation at the museum I will never go back.
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