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

Chocolate decorating

  • 10 December 2016 11:15am-3pm *on now

11.15am, 12.15pm, 1.45pm, 2.45pm and 3.45pm
For 4+ years: channel your inner Willy Wonka and decorate a delumptious chocolate bar!

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 5-6

Admission

£4 PER PARTICIPANT PLUS MUSEUM ENTRY
Under 8s will need to be accompanied into the workshop room by an adult, however you’ll just pay for those wanting to participate.

We strongly recommend pre-booking for workshops as many sell out in advance. Give us a call on 01494 892192 (booking line open Tuesday to Friday 10am to 4.30pm, Saturday and Sunday 11am to 4.30pm). You can book up until 4.30pm the day before, subject to availibility (we can take Museum admission at the same time). Any unsold workshop tickets will be sold on the day on a first come, first served basis at the ticket desk.

Website

http://www.roalddahl.com/museum/whats-on/december-2016/chocolate-decorating

The Roald Dahl Museum

Miniature Minpin finger puppets

  • 11 December 2016 12-3pm

12.00pm, 1.30pm and 3.00pm
For 4+ years: welcome to the miniature world of the Minpins! Create a glove puppet of trees and birds and Minpins, to keep your hands cosy with Roald Dahl’s magical story.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 5-6

Admission

£3 PER PARTICIPANT PLUS MUSEUM ENTRY
Under 8s will need to be accompanied into the workshop room by an adult, however you’ll just pay for those wanting to participate.

We strongly recommend pre-booking for workshops as many sell out in advance. Give us a call on 01494 892192 (booking line open Tuesday to Friday 10am to 4.30pm, Saturday and Sunday 11am to 4.30pm). You can book up until 4.30pm the day before, subject to availibility (we can take Museum admission at the same time). Any unsold workshop tickets will be sold on the day on a first come, first served basis at the ticket desk.

Website

http://www.roalddahl.com/museum/whats-on/december-2016/miniature-minpin-finger-puppets

Archive talk at the Roald Dahl Museum

Discover Dahl’s archives

  • 17 December 2016 12-2pm

12.00pm, 1.00pm and 2.00pm
For 8+ years: a unique behind-the-scenes peek into our archive store, which houses Roald Dahl’s original letters and manuscripts.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 14-15
  • 18+
  • 11-13
  • 16-17

Admission

£1 PER PERSON (ADULTS AND CHILDREN) PLUS MUSEUM ENTRY
We recommend pre-booking as workshops can sell out in advance. Please give us a call on 01494 892192 (booking line open Tuesday to Friday 10am to 4.30pm, Saturday and Sunday 11am to 4.30pm) to check availability and to book up until 4.30pm the day before (we can take Museum admission at the same time). Any unsold workshop tickets will be sold on a first come, first served basis on the day.

Website

http://www.roalddahl.com/museum/whats-on/december-2016/discover-dahls-archives

The Roald Dahl Museum

Phizz-whizzing Christmas extravaganza!

  • 18 December 2016 12-2pm

12.00pm and 2.00pm
For 4+ years: join us for a phizz-whizzing Christmas party with magic and games, storytelling and singing, and a jumpsquiffling amount of fun!

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 5-6

Admission

£2 PER PARTICIPANT PLUS MUSEUM ENTRY
Under 8s will need to be accompanied into the workshop room by an adult, however you’ll just pay for those wanting to participate.

Please book in advance for workshops and Museum admission as we can get very busy in the school holidays and cannot guarantee admission if you haven't pre-booked. Give us a call on 01494 892192 (booking line open Tuesday to Friday 10am to 4.30pm, Saturday and Sunday 11am to 4.30pm). You can book up until 4.30pm the day before, subject to availibility (we can take Museum admission at the same time). Any unsold workshop tickets will be sold on the day on a first come, first served basis at the ticket desk.

Website

http://www.roalddahl.com/museum/whats-on/december-2016/phizz-whizzing-christmas-extravaganza

The Roald Dahl Museum

Mini Minpin storybooks

  • 22 December 2016 12-3pm

12.00pm, 1.30pm and 3.00pm
For 6+ years: what adventures and magic will you get up to over the Christmas holidays? Create your own diddly storybook to record your adventures.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 5-6

Admission

£2 PER PARTICIPANT PLUS MUSEUM ENTRY
Under 8s will need to be accompanied into the workshop room by an adult, however you’ll just pay for those wanting to participate.

Please book in advance for workshops and Museum admission as we can get very busy in the school holidays and cannot guarantee admission if you haven't pre-booked. Give us a call on 01494 892192 (booking line open Tuesday to Friday 10am to 4.30pm, Saturday and Sunday 11am to 4.30pm). You can book up until 4.30pm the day before, subject to availibility (we can take Museum admission at the same time). Any unsold workshop tickets will be sold on the day on a first come, first served basis at the ticket desk.

Website

http://www.roalddahl.com/museum/whats-on/december-2016/mini-minpin-storybooks

Ceramic decorating at the Roald Dahl Museum

Crodscolloping Christmas cups

  • 23 December 2016 12-3pm

12.00pm, 1.30pm and 3.00pm
For 5+ years: for crodscolloping hot chocolate or maybe even frobscottle, decorate your own Christmas mug to sip your favourite drink from.

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 5-6
  • 7-10

Admission

£3 PER PARTICIPANT PLUS MUSEUM ENTRY
Under 8s will need to be accompanied into the workshop room by an adult, however you’ll just pay for those wanting to participate.

Please book in advance for workshops and Museum admission as we can get very busy in the school holidays and cannot guarantee admission if you haven't pre-booked. Give us a call on 01494 892192 (booking line open Tuesday to Friday 10am to 4.30pm, Saturday and Sunday 11am to 4.30pm). You can book up until 4.30pm the day before, subject to availibility (we can take Museum admission at the same time). Any unsold workshop tickets will be sold on the day on a first come, first served basis at the ticket desk.

Website

http://www.roalddahl.com/museum/whats-on/december-2016/crodscolloping-christmas-cups

Clay modelling at the Roald Dahl Museum

Mucky Minpins and monsters

  • 27 December 2016 From 12pm

12.00pm, 1.30pm and 3.00pm
For 4+ years: join us for a messy clay workshop! Listen to and extract from The Minpins then use clay to build your own Minpin tree or a fire-breathing monster.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 5-6

Admission

£3 PER PARTICIPANT PLUS MUSEUM ENTRY
Under 8s will need to be accompanied into the workshop room by an adult, however you’ll just pay for those wanting to participate.

Please book in advance for workshops and Museum admission as we can get very busy in the school holidays and cannot guarantee admission if you haven't pre-booked. Give us a call on 01494 892192 (booking line open Tuesday to Friday 10am to 4.30pm, Saturday and Sunday 11am to 4.30pm). You can book up until 4.30pm the day before, subject to availibility (we can take Museum admission at the same time). Any unsold workshop tickets will be sold on the day on a first come, first served basis at the ticket desk.

Website

http://www.roalddahl.com/museum/whats-on/december-2016/mucky-minpins-and-monsters

Decorating cloth bags at the Roald Dahl Museum

Buckswashling printed bags

  • 28 December 2016 12-3pm

12.00pm, 1.30pm and 3.00pm
For 5+ years: join artist Ruby Runnalls Palmer for a printing workshop. Learn about Roald Dahl’s magical Minpin forest, then using leaves, twigs and your imagination, print and embellish your own forest scene onto a canvas bag.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 5-6

Admission

£4 PER PARTICIPANT PLUS MUSEUM ENTRY
Under 8s will need to be accompanied into the workshop room by an adult, however you’ll just pay for those wanting to participate.

Please book in advance for workshops and Museum admission as we can get very busy in the school holidays and cannot guarantee admission if you haven't pre-booked. Give us a call on 01494 892192 (booking line open Tuesday to Friday 10am to 4.30pm, Saturday and Sunday 11am to 4.30pm). You can book up until 4.30pm the day before, subject to availibility (we can take Museum admission at the same time). Any unsold workshop tickets will be sold on the day on a first come, first served basis at the ticket desk.

Website

http://www.roalddahl.com/museum/whats-on/december-2016/buckswashling-printed-bags

Craft at the Roald Dahl Museum

Little Billy’s bird houses

  • 29 December 2016 12-3pm

12.00pm, 1.30pm and 3.00pm
For 5+ years: the birds who save the Minpins and Little Billy from the Red-Hot Smoke-Belching Gruncher-monster need happy homes to live in. Join us to decorate your very own birdhouse to bring some magic to your garden.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 11-13
  • 7-10

Admission

£3 PER PARTICIPANT PLUS MUSEUM ENTRY
Under 8s will need to be accompanied into the workshop room by an adult, however you’ll just pay for those wanting to participate.

Please book in advance for workshops and Museum admission as we can get very busy in the school holidays and cannot guarantee admission if you haven't pre-booked. Give us a call on 01494 892192 (booking line open Tuesday to Friday 10am to 4.30pm, Saturday and Sunday 11am to 4.30pm). You can book up until 4.30pm the day before, subject to availibility (we can take Museum admission at the same time). Any unsold workshop tickets will be sold on the day on a first come, first served basis at the ticket desk.

Website

http://www.roalddahl.com/museum/whats-on/december-2016/little-billys-bird-houses

The Roald Dahl Museum

Gruncher masks

  • 30 December 2016 12-3pm

12.00pm, 1.30pm and 3.00pm
For 4+ years: no one knows what the Red-Hot Smoke-Belching Gruncher looks like because of all the red-hot smoke! But join us to make your very own monster mask using your imagination and Roald Dahl’s clues.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 11-13
  • 7-10

Admission

£3 PER PARTICIPANT PLUS MUSEUM ENTRY
Under 8s will need to be accompanied into the workshop room by an adult, however you’ll just pay for those wanting to participate.

Please book in advance for workshops and Museum admission as we can get very busy in the school holidays and cannot guarantee admission if you haven't pre-booked. Give us a call on 01494 892192 (booking line open Tuesday to Friday 10am to 4.30pm, Saturday and Sunday 11am to 4.30pm). You can book up until 4.30pm the day before, subject to availibility (we can take Museum admission at the same time). Any unsold workshop tickets will be sold on the day on a first come, first served basis at the ticket desk.

Website

http://www.roalddahl.com/museum/whats-on/december-2016/gruncher-masks

The Roald Dahl Museum

Crackling New Year party

  • 31 December 2016 12-2pm

12.00pm and 2.00pm
For 4+ years: classic party games and storytelling based on your favourite Roald Dahl characters and books. Prizes to be won!

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 11-13
  • 7-10

Admission

£2 PER PARTICIPANT PLUS MUSEUM ENTRY
Under 8s will need to be accompanied into the workshop room by an adult, however you’ll just pay for those wanting to participate.

Please book in advance for workshops and Museum admission as we can get very busy in the school holidays and cannot guarantee admission if you haven't pre-booked. Give us a call on 01494 892192 (booking line open Tuesday to Friday 10am to 4.30pm, Saturday and Sunday 11am to 4.30pm). You can book up until 4.30pm the day before, subject to availibility (we can take Museum admission at the same time). Any unsold workshop tickets will be sold on the day on a first come, first served basis at the ticket desk.

Website

http://www.roalddahl.com/museum/whats-on/december-2016/crackling-new-year-party

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

Website

Webstore for the Museum shop

www.roalddahl.com/museum

www.roalddahlstore.com

E-mail

General enquiries

admin@roalddahlmuseum.org

Education

schools@roalddahlmuseum.org

Collections Manager

collectionqueries@roalddahlmuseum.org

Press enquiries

isabelle@roalddahlmuseum.org

Telephone

General information

01494 892192

Education Manager

01494 892195

Fax

01494 892191

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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