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.
The Roald Dahl Museum

Repulsant snozzcumbers

  • 30 July 2016 12-3pm *on now

For 4+ years: imagine tasting the filthsome snozzcumbers that the BFG has to eat in Giant Country. Create your own swigpill food using recycled materials and think the giants you don’t have to eat it yourself!

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 5-6


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 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 the day on a first come, first served basis at the ticket desk.


Events at the Roald Dahl Museum

Wondercrump Wildlife

  • 31 July 2016 11am-4pm

For all ages: come and get crafty with the Wildlife Trust, and find out about the living landscapes around Buckinghamshire, the inspiration for many of Roald Dahl’s books.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 5-6
  • 11-13


Free for Museum visitors (entry £6.60/£4.40)


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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General enquiries


Collections Manager

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General information

01494 892192

Education Manager

01494 892195


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.