The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre
Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre
81-83 High Street
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This great little Museum has two fun and fact-packed biographical galleries and a fantabulous Story Centre. In Boy and Solo, visitors can learn about the events that shaped Roald Dahl as a writer, from his illicit motorbike outings at school to his time as a World War Two fighter pilot.
In the Story Centre, visitors can get creative with plot, character and language and discover how writers from J.K. Rowling to Benjamin Zephaniah write. Visitors can also explore a replica of Roald Dahl's famous Writing Hut, sit in his writing chair and get some gloriumptious story ideas.
11.00 - 17.00 Sat and Sun
Closed: Most Mondays, Christmas Day and Boxing Day
Children: 5-18 £4.40
Under 5s: Free
Family Ticket: £21.00
Please note this does not cover the events we sometimes host on site, unless otherwise specified.
The archive is open by appointment, and on spcecial tour days - see events listings for details.
Village trail available for visitors to follow significant Dahl sites, including his grave. 20-30 mins self-guided walking.
We host many exciting events for children and adults, please check the 'events' section. Please note these events are charged separately unless otherwise specified.
Roly-Poly Bird door hangers
12.30pm and 2pm
For 5+ years: come and make a gloriumptious hanger for your door, in the shape of the Roly-Poly Bird. Add feathers, sequins and sparkles for his long beautiful tail.
£1 per participant
Adult £6.60, child £4.40, concession £4.40. Workshop additional cost of £1 per participant.
Wondercrump woodland creatures
Drop-in craft activity for all ages: colour and decorate Danny's pheasants, Willy Wonka's squirrels, ducks from The Magic Finger or mice from The Witches.
Free for Museum visitors.
Adult £6.60, child £4.40, concession £4.40
Roald Dahl's War
12 noon, 1pm and 2pm
For 7+ years: to celebrate National Armed Forces Day, join former RAF pilot Graham Laurie for some free family talks and learn about Roald Dahl’s time in the RAF during the Second World War.
Free for Museum visitors
Adults £6.60, child £4.40, concessions £4.40. This event is free with Museum entry, but please call 01494 892192 to book as spaces are limited.