The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

A letter signed by Roald Dahl
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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.

Venue Type:

Museum, Archive

Opening hours

10.00-17.00 Tues-Fri
11.00 - 17.00 Sat and Sun

Closed: Most Mondays, Christmas Day and Boxing Day

Admission charges

Adults: £6.60
Children: 5-18 £4.40
Under 5s: Free
Concessions: £4.40
Family Ticket: £21.00
Please note this does not cover the events we sometimes host on site, unless otherwise specified.

Additional info

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.

Collection details

Archives, Literature, Personalities

Key artists and exhibits

  • Roald Dahl, author
Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Chocolate decorating at the Roald Dahl Museum

Crodscolloping Chocolate Flowers

  • 25 March 2017 11:15am-3:45pm *on now

Crodscolloping Chocolate Flowers
Find out more about how close Roald Dahl was to his mum, Sofia Magdalene, and make a whoopsy chocolate flower for someone who is special to you.

Event details
Times: 11.15am, 12.15pm, 1.45pm, 2.45pm and 3.45pm

Age: recommended for 4+ years. Under 8s will need to be accompanied by an adult (no more than two non-participating adults will be allowed in the room per group). Participants aged 2 to 4 will still be charged.

Type of workshop: chocolate workshop - you might get messy!

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 5-6
  • 11-13


Cost: £4.50 per participant. Adults are welcome to pay to make their own. Price does not include Museum entry which you will also need to book to take part in the workshop.

Booking: you can book Museum entry and workshops online up until 4.30pm the day before (subject to availability). Workshop options will appear after selecting your Museum admission.

Alternatively, you can call 01494 892192 Tues to Fri 10am to 4.30pm, Sat and Sun 11am to 4.30pm. Please leave a message if you can’t get through.

If there are any unsold workshop tickets they will be sold on the day on a first come, first served basis at the ticket desk.


The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre
Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre
81-83 High Street
Great Missenden
HP16 0AL


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01494 892192

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01494 892195


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