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Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre


81-83 High Street
Great Missenden
HP16 0AL

Tel: +44 01494 892192

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Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

This great little award-winning Museum, aimed at 6 to 12 year olds and their families, has three fun and fact-packed galleries full of hands-on displays and activities. Peek into Roald Dahl's original Writing Hut, delve into his archive on touch-screen monitors, sit in his Writing Chair, make up your own Gobblefunk words and create your own stop-frame animated story.

There are always free craft activities on offer, and an exciting range of workshops, events, and free storytelling sessions are run in the school holidays and at weekends.

On-site, Café Twit serves a family-friendly range of home made food, whilst the shop is a treasure trove of books, toys, and gifts.

Little known facts:
1. The old petrol pumps opposite the Museum were the inspiration for Danny's Dad's garage in 'Danny the Champion of the World'. Find them and other places mentioned in the stories on the Museum's Village Trail.
2. The Museum's Wonka gates were donated by Warner Brothers. The original gates from the film set were too large, so they made us our very own scaled-down set!
3. The Museum is home to some peculiar items, including Roald Dahl's hip-bone and shavings from his spine, his RAF flying helmet and his odd Norwegian sandal, used by Quentin Blake as the model for the BFG's footwear.
4. The interior of Roald Dahl's Writing Hut was carefully moved to the Museum in 2012 from the original hut in the author's garden. It has been recreated exactly as he left it and holds almost 300 objects, including puzzles, hankerchiefs and human bones.


  • Green Tourism Business Scheme -Green Business Gold Green Business Gold 2012
  • Tourism South East Award -2011/12 Sustainable Tourism Highly Commended Award 2011/12 Sustainable Tourism Highly Commended Award 2011
  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Tourism South East Member Tourism South East Member 2017

Opening Times

2017 (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)

* Open Bank Holiday and Half Term Mondays
Please check website for Christmas and New Year Opening times.

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change


Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult Ticket£6.60
Childrens Ticket (Ages 5-18)£4.40
Concession Ticket£4.40
Family Ticket (2 adults & 2 children)£21.00 per ticket

Children under the age of five are admitted free of charge.

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