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Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

Buckinghamshire

Type:Museum

81-83 High Street, Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire, HP16 0AL

Tel: +44 01494 892192

Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

About

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.
 

Guide Prices

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.

Facilities

Provider Preferences

  • Indoor Attraction
  • No Smoking Attraction
  • Village Location

Accessibility

  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors
  • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors
  • Wheelchair user accessible

Catering

  • On-Site cafe/restaurant

Payment Methods

  • American Express accepted
  • Approx length of visit - 01:30
  • Delta accepted
  • Diners Club accepted
  • Groups Accepted
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Min group size - 15
  • Solo accepted
  • Special group rates
  • Visa accepted

Establishment Features

  • Toilets

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Children
  • Marketed Towards Families

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

Nearest major road is M40. Great Missenden is on the A413 between Amersham and Wendover and is well signposted. At weekends only cars may be parked at Great Missenden station, at other times parking is in the pay and display car park 5 minutes away.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest station is Great Missenden.

Awards

  • 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

2018 (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)
DayTimes
MondayClosed*
Tuesday - Friday10:00 - 17:00*
Saturday - Sunday11:00 - 17:00*

* 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

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