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.
Sandra Agard at the Roald Dahl Museum

Telling tales with Sandra Agard

  • 1 June 2016 11am-3pm *on now

11.00am, 1.00pm and 3.00pm
For 5+ years: a magical hour with our Centenary Storyteller in Residence, Sandra Agard. Sandra will tell stories inspired by themes from Matilda, including tricks, magic and friendship. Feel free to sit back and listen, or get up and become a crackling character!

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 7-10

Admission

£3 PER PERSON (ADULTS AND CHILDREN) PLUS MUSEUM ENTRY
Under 8s will need to be accompanied into the workshop by an adult, all adults and children in the room will need to pay to attend.

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/june-2016/telling-tales-with-sandra-agard

My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish by Mo O'Hara

My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish

  • 2 June 2016 11:30am-3pm

11.30am, 1.00pm and 3.00pm
For 4+ years: join author Mo O'Hara to find out more about her bestselling My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish series in this hilarious, not-to-be-missed event. Find out what you need to be an evil scientist, what to do if you pet gets zombiefied and how Mo and her brother once brought back their goldfish from the brink of death.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10

Admission

£3 PER PERSON (ADULTS AND CHILDREN) PLUS MUSEUM ENTRY
Under 8s will need to be accompanied into the workshop by an adult, all adults and children in the room will need to pay to attend.

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/june-2016/my-big-fat-zombie-goldfish

The exterior of the Roald Dahl Museum

Proghopping pencil boxes

  • 3 June 2016 11am-3pm

11.00am, 12.00pm, 1.00pm, 2.00pm and 3.00pm
For 6+ years: listen to tales from Miss Honey’s Classroom, and then decorate a classy wooden pencil box to be the envy of your school mates.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 11-13
  • 7-10

Admission

£3 PER PARTICIPANT PLUS MUSEUM ENTRY
Both adults and children are welcome to participate. 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 a first come, first served basis on the day.

Website

http://www.roalddahl.com/museum/whats-on/june-2016/proghopping-pencil-boxes

Archive tour at the Roald Dahl Museum

Discover Dahl’s archive: Matilda

  • 4 June 2016 12-2pm

12.00pm, 1.00pm and 2.00pm
For 10+ years: a unique behind-the-scenes peek into our archive store, which houses Roald Dahl’s original letters and manuscripts. This month, our awesome archivist Rachel White will show you first drafts of Matilda, which contain some great surprises.

Suitable for

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

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/june-2016/discover-dahls-archive-matilda

The exterior of the Roald Dahl Museum

Parrot magnets

  • 4 June 2016 12:15-3:15pm

12.15pm, 1.15pm, 2.15pm and 3.15pm
For 6+ years: listen to storytelling from Matilda, in which Matilda tricks her parents by pretending a parrot up the chimney is making the voice of a robber! Then create your own colourful parroty pet to stick on your fridge.

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 7-10

Admission

£2 PER PARTICIPANT PLUS MUSEUM ENTRY
Both adults and children are welcome to participate. 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 a first come, first served basis on the day.

Website

http://www.roalddahl.com/museum/whats-on/june-2016/parrot-magnets

The Roald Dahl Museum exterior

Village Visit Day

  • 11 June 2016 11am-5pm

11.00am to 5.00pm
For all ages: live in HP? Visit for Free! Join us for a Sunshine Trail, swashboggling storytelling, and drop-in crafts – all for free for our neighbours – plus enjoy 10% off in the Shop. Simply bring proof of your HP postcode for free entry.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

FREE MUSEUM ENTRY FOR HP POSTCODE RESIDENTS. ALL ACTIVITIES FREE FOR MUSEUM VISITORS. NON HP POSTCODE RESIDENTS WELCOME; STANDARD MUSEUM ENTRY APPLIES.

Website

http://www.roalddahl.com/museum/whats-on/june-2016/village-visit-day

Chocolate decorating at the Roald Dahl Museum

Sparky chocolate decorating

  • 18 June 2016 11:30am-3:45pm

11.30am, 1.00pm, 2.30pm and 3.45pm
For 4+ years: join Kate, Head Chef at Café Twit, to decorate a chocolate bar to give to your Dad on Father’s Day.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 5-6

Admission

£4 PER PARTICIPANT PLUS MUSEUM ENTRY
Both adults and children are welcome to participate. 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 a first come, first served basis on the day.

Website

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

Superhero Dad by Timothy Knapman and Joe Berger

Superhero Dad

  • 19 June 2016 1-3pm

1.00pm and 3.00pm
For 5+ years: celebrate Fathers’ Day with this wondercrump hour with the creators of Superhero Dad, Timothy Knapman and Joe Berger.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 5-6

Admission

£3 PER PERSON (ADULTS AND CHILDREN) PLUS MUSEUM ENTRY
Under 8s will need to be accompanied into the workshop by an adult, all adults and children in the room will need to pay to attend.

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/june-2016/superhero-dad

Roald Dahl in his RAF uniform

Roald Dahl’s War

  • 25 June 2016 12-3pm

12.00pm, 1.00pm and 3.00pm
For 8+ years: to celebrate National Armed Forces Day, join former RAF pilot Graham Laurie for some free family talks to learn about Roald Dahl’s time in the RAF during the Second World War.

Suitable for

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

Admission

FREE FOR MUSEUM VISITORS
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/june-2016/roald-dahls-war

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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