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.
Craft materials at the Roald Dahl Museum

Make a Bilious Beard

  • 21 — 22 January 2017 From 11am *on now

Head to the craft room to make a bilious beard out of paper and card. Use craft materials to decorate your Mr Twit beard with revolting leftovers and bits of food! Disgusterous!

Event details
Times: drop-in from 11am to 5pm

Cost: free with Museum entry. You'll need to pay for Museum entry to take part.

Age: for all ages.

Type of workshop: self-guided, drop-in craft.

Booking: call 01494 892192 to book general admission. You can book up until 4.30pm the day before (closed Mondays).

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 5-6

Admission

Free with Museum admission.
Museum admission adult £6.60, children £4.40

Website

http://www.roalddahl.com/museum/whats-on/january-2017/make-a-bilious-beard

Chiddlers' Hour at the Roald Dahl Museum

Chiddlers’ hour: George's Marvellous Medicine

  • 24 January 2017 10-11am

30 minutes of songs, storytelling and adventure and 30 minutes of free play and crafts based George's Marvellous Medicine. This half-term Chiddlers' Hour will take place at Great Missenden Library.

Event details
Times: 10am to 11am

Cost: £3 per child. Price does not include Museum entry which you don't need to buy to enjoy this workshop.

Age: for 0 to 3 year olds.

Location: This half-term Childdler's Hour will be based in Great Missenden Library. Head straight to the Library for the session (see booking notes below).

Type of workshop: Storytelling and play for under 3s.

Booking: Call 01494 892192. Please book in advance as many events sell out before the day. You can book up until 4.30pm the day before (ticket desk closed on Mondays), subject to availibility. If there are any unsold workshop tickets you can pay in cash at the Library on the day.

Suitable for

  • 0-4

Admission

£3 per child

Website

http://www.roalddahl.com/museum/whats-on/january-2017/chiddlers-hour-georges-marvellous-medicine

Wildlife activities at the Roald Dahl Museum

Big Garden Bird Watch

  • 29 January 2017 11am-5pm

Join the RSPB to find out about the Big Garden Bird Watch and make some marvellous crafts.

Event details
Times: drop-in from 11am to 4pm

Cost: free with Museum entry. You'll need to pay for Museum entry to take part.

Age: for all ages.

Type of workshop: drop-in activity

Booking: call 01494 892192 to book general admission. You can book up until 4.30pm the day before (closed Mondays).

Suitable for

  • 0-4

Admission

Free with Museum admission.
Museum admission adults £6.60, children £4.40

Website

http://www.roalddahl.com/museum/whats-on/january-2017/big-garden-bird-watch

Chiddlers' Hour at the Roald Dahl Museum

Chiddlers’ hour: The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me

  • 31 January 2017 10-11am

30 minutes of songs, storytelling and adventure and 30 minutes of free play and crafts based The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me. This half-term Chiddlers' Hour will take place at Great Missenden Library.

Event details
Times: 10am to 11am

Cost: £3 per child. Price does not include Museum entry which you don't need to buy to enjoy this workshop.

Age: for 0 to 3 year olds.

Location: This half-term Childdler's Hour will be based in Great Missenden Library. Head straight to the Library for the session (see booking notes below).

Type of workshop: Storytelling and play for under 3s.

Booking: Call 01494 892192. Please book in advance as many events sell out before the day. You can book up until 4.30pm the day before (ticket desk closed on Mondays), subject to availibility. If there are any unsold workshop tickets you can pay in cash at the Library on the day.

Suitable for

  • 0-4

Admission

£3 per child

Website

http://www.roalddahl.com/museum/whats-on/january-2017/chiddlers-hour-the-giraffe-and-the-pelly-and-me

Chiddlers' Hour at the Roald Dahl Museum

Chiddlers’ hour: James and the Giant Peach

  • 7 February 2017 10-11am

30 minutes of songs, storytelling and adventure and 30 minutes of free play and crafts based James and the Giant Peach. This half-term Chiddlers' Hour will take place at Great Missenden Library.

Event details
Times: 10am to 11am

Cost: £3 per child. Price does not include Museum entry which you don't need to buy to enjoy this workshop.

Age: for 0 to 3 year olds.

Location: This half-term Childdler's Hour will be based in Great Missenden Library. Head straight to the Library for the session (see booking notes below).

Type of workshop: Storytelling and play for under 3s.

Booking: Call 01494 892192. Please book in advance as many events sell out before the day. You can book up until 4.30pm the day before (ticket desk closed on Mondays), subject to availibility. If there are any unsold workshop tickets you can pay in cash at the Library on the day.

Suitable for

  • 0-4

Admission

£3 per child

Website

http://www.roalddahl.com/museum/whats-on/february-2017/chiddlers-hour-james-and-the-giant-peach

The Roald Dahl Museum

Dahl Word Wizards

  • 11 February 2017 1-3:30pm

Discover a fantabulous world of extra-usual words as Word Wizards Fiona Ross and Sara-Jane Arbury dip into the Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary and play whoppsy-good games with grammar. Expect plenty of punny piggery-jokery and tongue-twisting tomfoolery with phizz-whizzing words!

Event details
Times: 1.00pm and 3.30pm

Cost: £3 per person, adults and children. Everyone who attends needs to pay for a space although children under 2 who can sit on laps are free of charge. Price does not include Museum entry which you will also need to book to take part in the workshop.

Age: recommended for 4+ years. Under 8s will need to be accompanied by an paying adult.

Type of workshop: interactive event that might be loud. You can volunteer to join in if you like!

Booking: call 01494 892192. Please book in advance as many events sell out before the day. You can book up until 4.30pm the day before, subject to availibility (we will book your Museum admission at the same time). 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.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 5-6
  • 11-13

Admission

£3 per person, adults and children

Website

http://www.roalddahl.com/museum/whats-on/february-2017/dahl-word-wizards

Craft materials at the Roald Dahl Museum

Surprising Book Boxes

  • 12 February 2017 From 11:30am

Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes give a phizz-whizzing twist to traditional fairytales. Join the fun as you make a fairytale-looking book box – with a revolting surprise inside!

Event details
Times: 11.30am, 12.30pm, 2.00pm and 3.00pm

Cost: £3 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.

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 5 will still be charged.

Type of workshop: craft workshop with paint - you might get messy!

Booking: Call 01494 892192. Please book in advance as many events sell out before the day. You can book up until 4.30pm the day before (closed Mondays), subject to availibility (we will book your Museum admission at the same time). 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.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 5-6

Admission

£3 per participant plus Museum entry

Website

http://www.roalddahl.com/museum/whats-on/february-2017/surprising-book-boxes

Gavin Puckett

Rhyming Nonsense with Gavin Puckett

  • 13 February 2017 11:30am-3pm

Join Gavin Puckett, author of Fables from the Stables, in a workshop filled with rhyming nonsense as he talks about his books and the rather ‘revolting’ childhood inspiration behind them. Audience participation (and overuse of the word knickers) guaranteed!

Event details
Times: 11.30am, 1.00pm and 3.00pm

Cost: £3 per person, adults and children. Everyone who attends needs to pay for a space although children under 2 who can sit on laps are free of charge. Price does not include Museum entry which you will also need to book to take part in the workshop.

Age: recommended for 4+ years. Under 8s will need to be accompanied by an paying adult.

Type of workshop: interactive event that might be loud. You can volunteer to join in if you like!

Booking: call 01494 892192. Please book in advance as many events sell out before the day. You can book up until 4.30pm the day before, subject to availibility (we will book your Museum admission at the same time). 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.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 5-6

Admission

£3 per person, adults and children plus Museum entry £6.60/£4.40

Website

http://www.roalddahl.com/museum/whats-on/february-2017/rhyming-nonsense-with-gavin-puckett

Clay workshop at the Roald Dahl Museum

Clay Beanstalk Treasures

  • 14 February 2017 11am-4pm

Listen to an extract of Jack and the Beanstalk from Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes, then discover treasures just like Jack! Make your own clay riches from the top of the beanstalk in our fun craft workshop.

Event details
Times: 11.00am, 12.00pm, 1.00pm, 2.00pm, 3.00pm and 4.00pm

Cost: £3 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.

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: clay workshop - you might get messy!

Booking: call 01494 892192. Please book in advance as many events sell out before the day. You can book up until 4.30pm the day before (closed Mondays), subject to availibility (we will book your Museum admission at the same time). 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.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 5-6

Admission

£3 per participant plus Museum entry (£6.60/£4.40)

Website

http://www.roalddahl.com/museum/whats-on/february-2017/clay-beanstalk-treasures

Craft materials at the Roald Dahl Museum

Wolf’s Grandma Mask

  • 15 February 2017 From 11am

What big eyes you have! Make a mask of the Big Bad Wolf pretending to be Grandma and surprise all your friends.

Event details
Times: 11.00am, 12.00pm, 1.00pm, 2.00pm, 3.00pm and 4.00pm

Cost: £3 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.

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: clay workshop - you might get messy!

Booking: call 01494 892192. Please book in advance as many events sell out before the day. You can book up until 4.30pm the day before (closed Mondays), subject to availibility (we will book your Museum admission at the same time). 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.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 5-6

Admission

£3 per participant plus Museum entry (£6.60/£4.40)

Website

http://www.roalddahl.com/museum/whats-on/february-2017/wolfs-grandma-mask

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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