The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

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.roalddahlmuseum.org

www.roalddahlstore.com

E-mail

General enquiries

admin@roalddahlmuseum.org

Education

schools@roalddahlmuseum.org

Collections Manager

collectionqueries@roalddahlmuseum.org

Press enquiries

media@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.
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.
Decorated canvas bag

Bogswiffling cloth bags

  • 25 October 2014 12-3pm *on now

For 5+: decorate a delightful cloth bag ready to fill with all your Wonka treats.
£3 per participant plus Museum entry.

We recommend pre-booking for workshops as spaces are limited. You can do this by calling 01494 892192 to book Museum entry and workshops up until 4:30pm on the day before you visit.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 5-6
  • 11-13

Admission

£3 plus Museum entry

Website

http://www.roalddahl.com/museum/whats-on/october-2014/bogswiffling-cloth-bags

Craft materials

Whipplescrumptious Wonka shirts

  • 26 October 2014 12-3pm

For 5+ years: decorate a t-shirt with Charlie and the Chocolate Factory inspired designs. Why not draw an Oompa-Loompa or some sensational sweeties.
£3 per participant plus Museum entry.

We recommend pre-booking for workshops as spaces are limited. You can do this by calling 01494 892192 to book Museum entry and workshops up until 4:30pm on the day before you visit.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 5-6

Admission

£3 plus Museum entry

Website

http://www.roalddahl.com/museum/whats-on/october-2014/whipplescrumptious-wonka-shirts

Craft materials

Tricky-or-treat bowls

  • 27 October 2014 10:30am-3:30pm

For 6+ years: decorate a bowl with ceramic paints, ready to put all your trick-or-treat sweeties inside.
£3 per participant plus Museum entry.

We recommend pre-booking for workshops as spaces are limited. You can do this by calling 01494 892192 to book Museum entry and workshops up until 4:30pm on the day before you visit.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13

Admission

£3 plus Museum entry

Website

http://www.roalddahl.com/museum/whats-on/october-2014/tricky-or-treat-bowls

Clay workshops

Augustus Gloop pots

  • 28 October 2014 10:30am-4pm

For 5+ years: a splendiferous session making a clay pot in the shape of the boy who loved chocolate too much
£3 per participant plus Museum entry.

We recommend pre-booking for workshops as spaces are limited. You can do this by calling 01494 892192 to book Museum entry and workshops up until 4:30pm on the day before you visit.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 5-6

Admission

£3 plus Museum entry

Website

http://www.roalddahl.com/museum/whats-on/october-2014/augustus-gloop-pots

Willy Wonka bars

Witchy Wonka bars

  • 29 October 2014 10:30am-12:30pm

For 6+ years: get messy with biscuits and sweeties to invent a new Halloween chocolate bar that would impress Willy Wonka himself. Then learn about Roald Dahl’s whizzpopping wordplay to give your chocolatey treat a whipplescrumptious name.
£2.50 per participant plus Museum entry

We recommend pre-booking for workshops as spaces are limited. You can do this by calling 01494 892192 to book Museum entry and workshops up until 4:30pm on the day before you visit.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13

Admission

£2.50 plus Museum entry

Website

http://www.roalddahl.com/museum/whats-on/october-2014/witchy-wonka-bars

Victoria Glass, Food Writer

Enter the Inventing Room with Victoria Glass

  • 30 October 2014 11am-4pm

For 6+ years: meet our splendiferous Food Writer in Residence, Victoria Glass, for an hour of fun in Wonka’s Inventing Room. You’ll become an Oompa Loompa and find out how your senses can trick you through phizz-whizzing taste-tests. If you dare, you can try grasshopper, yuzu, popping candy and squid ink. You’ll end by making a truffle with a twist that will either be delumptious or disgusterous.
£4 per participant plus Museum entry

We recommend pre-booking for workshops as spaces are limited. You can do this by calling 01494 892192 to book Museum entry and workshops up until 4:30pm on the day before you visit.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 14-15
  • 11-13

Admission

£4 plus Museum entry

Website

http://www.roalddahl.com/museum/whats-on/october-2014/enter-the-inventing-room-with-victoria-glass

Elys Dolan illustration

Weasels with Elys Dolan

  • 31 October 2014 1:30-3pm

For 5+ years: join Roald Dahl Funny Prize nominated author Elys Dolan for this fun, interactive session. Elys will read from her brilliant book Weasels, then you’ll get the chance to design an ‘end-the-world’ machine and dream up a few new Weasel characters.
£3 per person (adults and children) plus Museum entry

We recommend pre-booking for workshops as spaces are limited. You can do this by calling 01494 892192 to book Museum entry and workshops up until 4:30pm on the day before you visit.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 5-6

Admission

£3 (adults and children) plus Museum entry

Website

http://www.roalddahl.com/museum/whats-on/october-2014/weasels-with-elys-dolan

Wonka bars

Witchy Wonka bars

  • 31 October 2014 10:30am-1pm

For 6+ years: get messy with biscuits and sweeties to invent a new Halloween chocolate bar that would impress Willy Wonka himself. Then learn about Roald Dahl’s whizzpopping wordplay to give your chocolatey treat a whipplescrumptious name.
£2.50 per participant plus Museum entry

We recommend pre-booking for workshops as spaces are limited. You can do this by calling 01494 892192 to book Museum entry and workshops up until 4:30pm on the day before you visit.

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 7-10
  • 14-15

Admission

£2.50 plus Museum entry

Website

http://www.roalddahl.com/museum/whats-on/october-2014/witchy-wonka-bars1

Making quilt squares

Grandpa Joe’s quilt

  • 1 November 2014 12-3pm

For 5+ years:decorate a fabric square with marvellous materials to help us make a giant quilt for Grandpa Joe. You’ll make two squares, one for the quilt and one to take home to keep.
£2 per participant plus Museum entry

We recommend pre-booking for workshops as spaces are limited. You can do this by calling 01494 892192 to book Museum entry and workshops up until 4:30pm on the day before you visit.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 11-13

Admission

£2 plus Museum entry

Website

http://www.roalddahl.com/museum/whats-on/november-2014/grandpa-joes-quilt

Roald Dahl's archives

Discover Dahl’s archives

  • 2 November 2014 12:30-3pm

For 10+ years: a behind-the-scenes look at our archive store which houses Roald Dahl’s unique collection of manuscripts and letters, with Collections Manager and Archivist, Rachel White.
£1 per person (adults and children) plus Museum entry.

We recommend pre-booking for workshops as spaces are limited. You can do this by calling 01494 892192 to book Museum entry and workshops up until 4:30pm on the day before you visit.

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 16-17
  • 14-15
  • 18+

Admission

£1 (adults and children) plus Museum admission

Website

http://www.roalddahl.com/museum/whats-on/november-2014/discover-dahls-archives

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Chiddlers’ hour at The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

  • 4 November 2014 10-11am
  • 11 November 2014 10-11am
  • 18 November 2014 10-11am
  • 25 November 2014 10-11am
  • 2 December 2014 10-11am
  • 9 December 2014 10-11am

Tuesdays from 10am to 11am. For 0 to 3 years: Expect storytelling, songs, craft and play based on some of Roald Dahl's most popular books. A great introduction to the world of Roald Dahl for little ones.

£2.50 per child.
We recommend pre-booking for workshops as spaces are limited. You can do this by calling 01494 892192 up until 4:30pm on the day before you visit.

Suitable for

  • 0-4

Admission

£2.50 per child.

Website

http://www.roalddahl.com/museum/whats-on/november-2014/chiddlers-hour

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Mike Teavee trail at The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

  • 8 — 9 November 2014 11am-5pm
  • 15 — 16 November 2014 11am-5pm

Saturday 8th November and Sunday 9 November from 11am to 5pm. Saturday 15th November and Sunday 16th November 11am to 5pm

For all ages: hunt for Mike Teavee’s sunglasses to find out facts about the Museum.

Free for Museum visitors

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free for Museum visitors

Website

http://www.roalddahl.com/museum/whats-on/november-2014/mike-teavee-trail

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Mike Teavee's buckswashling animation at The Roald Dahl Museum

  • 15 November 2014 12:30-3:30pm

Saturday 15th November 12.30pm and 2.00pm

For 7+ years: animator Will Howes will help you to create your own plasticine characters and will show you how to make a short animation sequence.

£3 per participant plus Museum entry.

We recommend pre-booking for workshops as spaces are limited. You can do this by calling 01494 892192 up until 4:30pm on the day before you visit.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13

Admission

£3 per participant plus Museum entry

Website

http://www.roalddahl.com/museum/whats-on/november-2014/mike-teavees-buckswashling-animation

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Mike Teavee's secret book box at The Roald Dahl Museum

  • 16 November 2014 12:30-3:30pm

Sunday 16th November 12.30pm and 2.00pm

For 5+ years: make and decorate a box to hide sweeties in, disguised as a book.

£2 per participant plus Museum entry.

We recommend pre-booking for workshops as spaces are limited. You can do this by calling 01494 892192 up until 4:30pm on the day before you visit.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 11-13

Admission

£2 per participant plus Museum entry.

Website

http://www.roalddahl.com/museum/whats-on/november-2014/mike-teavees-secret-book-box

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Gloriumptious pre-Christmas event at The Roald Dahl Museum

  • 29 November 2014 3-8pm

For all ages: We are part of Great Missenden’s Village Christmas Festival which takes place in the High Street from 3pm to 8pm. Pop in to the Museum for storytelling and crafts, head to the Shop for special Christmas offers, and pick up a tasty treat in Café Twit.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free entry between 3pm and 8pm

Website

http://www.roalddahl.com/museum/whats-on/november-2014/gloriumptious-pre-christmas-event

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Christmas tree trail at The Roald Dahl Museum

  • 30 November 2014 11am-5pm

For all ages: hunt for the Christmas trees throughout the Museum, and find out about Roald Dahl’s marvellous motherland, Norway.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free for Museum visitors

Website

http://www.roalddahl.com/museum/whats-on/november-2014/christmas-tree-trail

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Crodscolloping chocolate decorating at The Roald Dahl Museum

  • 7 December 2014 11:30am-5pm

Sunday 7th December at 11.30am, 1pm, 2.30pm, 3.45pm

For 4+ years: join our whipplescrumptious Café Twit caterers to decorate your own chocolate bar with glumptious goodies.

£4 per participant plus Museum entry.

We recommend pre-booking for workshops as spaces are limited. You can do this by calling 01494 892192 to book Museum entry and workshops up until 4:30pm on the day before you visit.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 11-13

Admission

£4 per participant plus Museum entry.

Website

http://www.roalddahl.com/museum/whats-on/december-2014/crodscolloping-chocolate-decorating

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Discover Dahl’s archives

  • 7 December 2014 12:30-4pm

Saturday 7th December at 12.30pm, 1.30pm and 3.00pm

For 10+ years: a behind-the-scenes look at our archive store which houses Roald Dahl’s unique collection of manuscripts and letters, with Collections Manager and Archivist, Rachel White.

We recommend pre-booking for workshops as spaces are limited. You can do this by calling 01494 892192 to book Museum entry and workshops up until 4:30pm on the day before you visit.

Suitable for

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

Admission

£1 per person (adults and children) plus Museum entry

Website

http://www.roalddahl.com/museum/whats-on/december-2014/discover-dahls-archives

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Crackle and crunch with Victoria Glass at The Roald Dahl Museum

  • 13 December 2014 12-4:30pm

Saturday 13th December at 12 noon, 2pm and 3.30pm

For 5+ years: a wondercrump session with our phizzwhizzing Food Writer in Residence, Victoria Glass. She’ll show you how to make your own edible Christmas cracker – yes, it’s possible!

We recommend pre-booking for workshops as spaces are limited. You can do this by calling 01494 892192 to book Museum entry and workshops up until 4:30pm on the day before you visit.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 11-13

Admission

£3 per participant plus Museum entry

Website

http://www.roalddahl.com/museum/whats-on/december-2014/crackle-and-crunch

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Gloriumptious Christmas crafts at The Roald Museum

  • 14 December 2014 12-5pm

Sunday 14th December at 12 noon, 2pm and 3.30pm

For 5+ years: get ready for Christmas by making your own Scandinavian-inspired Christmas decorations including poppyrotting pop-up cards, tantalizing treat cones and crackling Christmas gnomes.

We recommend pre-booking for workshops as spaces are limited. You can do this by calling 01494 892192 to book Museum entry and workshops up until 4:30pm on the day before you visit.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 11-13

Admission

£2 per participant plus Museum entry

Website

http://www.roalddahl.com/museum/whats-on/december-2014/gloriumptious-christmas-crafts

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Wonderous Christmas trees at The Roald Dahl Museum

  • 20 December 2014 12:30-3:30pm

At 12.30pm and 2.30pm.

For 6+ years: make a wondercrump Christmas Tree from tissue paper and willow.

We recommend pre-booking for workshops as spaces are limited. You can do this by calling 01494 892192 to book Museum entry and workshops up until 4:30pm on the day before you visit.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 11-13

Admission

£3 per participant plus Museum entry

Website

http://www.roalddahl.com/museum/whats-on/december-2014/wonderous-christmas-trees

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Terrific tortoises at The Roald Dahl Museum

  • 21 December 2014 11am-3pm

For all ages: join Emma from the RSPB to find out about wondercrump wildlife, especially the tortoises from Esio Trot.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free drop-in activity for Museum visitors

Website

http://www.roalddahl.com/museum/whats-on/december-2014/terrific-tortoises

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Christmas tree trail at The Roald Dahl Museum

  • 23 December 2014 11am-5pm

For all ages: hunt for the Christmas trees throughout the Museum, and find out about Roald Dahl’s marvellous motherland, Norway.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free for Museum visitors

Website

http://www.roalddahl.com/museum/whats-on/december-2014/christmas-tree-trail

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Esio Trot treasure pots at The Roald Dahl Museum

  • 27 December — 27 October 2014

Saturday 27th December at 12.30pm and 2.00pm

For 5+ years: make your own troggling tortoise pot from clay, with his shell for a lid.

£3 per participant plus Museum entry

We recommend pre-booking for workshops as spaces are limited. You can do this by calling 01494 892192 to book Museum entry and workshops up until 4:30pm on the day before you visit.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 11-13

Admission

£3 per participant plus Museum entry

Website

http://www.roalddahl.com/museum/whats-on/december-2014/esio-trot-treasure-pots

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Lickswishy lettuce at The Roald Dahl Museum

  • 28 December 2014 12:30-3pm

Sunday 28th December at 12.30pm and 2.00pm

For 5+ years: make a tasty treat for Esio Trot, using sugar craft to make a sweet lettuce leaf decorated with glistening sweeties.

We recommend pre-booking for workshops as spaces are limited. You can do this by calling 01494 892192 to book Museum entry and workshops up until 4:30pm on the day before you visit.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 11-13

Admission

£2.50 per participant plus Museum entry

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Mrs Silver’s coaster at The Roald Dahl Museum

  • 30 December 2014 12:30-3pm

Tuesday 30th December at 12.30pm and 2.00pm

For 5+ years: Decorate a coaster with your own unique design, ready for a cup of hot chocolate to see the new year in.

We recommend pre-booking for workshops as spaces are limited. You can do this by calling 01494 892192 to book Museum entry and workshops up until 4:30pm on the day before you visit.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 11-13

Admission

£2 per participant plus Museum entry

Website

http://www.roalddahl.com/museum/whats-on/december-2014/mrs-silvers-coaster

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