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.
Billy and the Minpins exhibition

Quentin Blake exhibition: Billy and the Minpins

  • 27 October 2017 — 15 April 2018 *on now

Almost 40 years after his first collaboration with Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake was asked to illustrate Billy and the Minpins, Roald’s last story. This exhibition unites a selection of prints from Quentin’s brand-new drawings with extracts copied from Roald’s original manuscripts for the book: two heroes of the imagination together again.

Cost: Free with Museum entry

Age: for all ages.

Booking: you can book Museum entry online up until 4.30pm the day before (subject to availability).

Alternatively, you can call 01494 892192 Tues to Fri 10am to 4.30pm, Sat and Sun 11am to 4.30pm. Please leave a message if you can’t get through.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • Any age

Admission

Museum admission adults £6.60, children £4.40

Website

http://www.roalddahl.com/museum/whats-on/november-2017/billy-and-the-minpins-exhibition

Craft workshop at the Roald Dahl Museum

Make a Magical Concoction

  • 17 December 2017 12-3:30pm

Fun family workshop. Roald Dahl loved the idea that mixtures and medicines had the power to transform, from George’s medicine to The Grand High Witch’s Formula 86. Decide on the power for your own magical mixture and make a fun version to take home.

Event details
Times: 12.00pm, 1.30pm 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: suitable 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). Participating children aged 2 to 4 years will still need to pay.

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

Booking: you can book Museum entry and workshops online up until 4.30pm the day before (subject to availability). Workshop options will appear after selecting your Museum admission.


Alternatively, you can call 01494 892192 Tues to Fri 10am to 4.30pm, Sat and Sun 11am to 4.30pm. Please leave a message if you can’t get through.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13

Admission

£3 plus Museum entry
Museum entry = adults £6.60, children £4.40

Website

http://www.roalddahl.com/museum/whats-on/december-2017/make-a-magical-concoction

A craft workshop in progress at the Roald Dahl Museum

Dahliciously Dreamy Pillowcases

  • 27 December 2017 12-3pm

Family friendly craft workshop that will have you thinking about dreams and magic in no time! Dreams and wishes are in many Roald Dahl stories, including BFG’s dream bottles and Matilda’s wish to live with Miss Honey. Find out more, then decorate your own pillowcase with your favourite dream in our family workshop.

Event details
Times: 12.00pm, 1.30pm 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: suitable 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). Participating children aged 2 to 4 years will still need to pay.

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

Booking: you can book Museum entry and workshops online up until 4.30pm the day before (subject to availability). Workshop options will appear after selecting your Museum admission.

Alternatively, you can call 01494 892192 Tues to Fri 10am to 4.30pm, Sat and Sun 11am to 4.30pm. Please leave a message if you can’t get through.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 5-6

Admission

£3 plus Museum entry
Museum entry = adults £6.60, children £4.40

Website

http://www.roalddahl.com/museum/whats-on/december-2017/dahliciously-dreamy-pillowcases-2

Craft workshop at the Roald Dahl Museum

Transforming Tortoises

  • 28 December 2017 12-3pm

Join in with this crackling craft workshop. Re-create Mr Hoppy’s attempts to make Mrs Silver’s tortoise dreams come true! Write your own magic words and make different sized tortoises so that Esio will finally “grow”!

Event details
Times: 12.00pm, 1.30pm 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: suitable 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). Participating children aged 2 to 4 years will still need to pay.

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

Booking: you can book Museum entry and workshops online up until 4.30pm the day before (subject to availability). Workshop options will appear after selecting your Museum admission.

Alternatively, you can call 01494 892192 Tues to Fri 10am to 4.30pm, Sat and Sun 11am to 4.30pm. Please leave a message if you can’t get through.

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

£ plus Museum entry
Museum entry = adult £6.60, children £4.40

Website

http://www.roalddahl.com/museum/whats-on/december-2017/transforming-tortoises

Craft workshop taking place at the Roald Dahl Museum

Matilda’s Magical Eyes

  • 29 December 2017 From 12pm

Magical Matilda-themed craft workshop. Find out more about Roald Dahl’s ideas for Matilda’s eye power and what it could do, then make magical glasses and colourful kaleidoscopes to focus your eye power!

Event details
Times: 12.00pm, 1.30pm 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: suitable 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). Participating children aged 2 to 4 years will still need to pay.

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

Booking: you can book Museum entry and workshops online up until 4.30pm the day before (subject to availability). Workshop options will appear after selecting your Museum admission.

Alternatively, you can call 01494 892192 Tues to Fri 10am to 4.30pm, Sat and Sun 11am to 4.30pm. Please leave a message if you can’t get through.

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 plus Museum entry
Museum entry = adults £6.60, children £4.40

Website

http://www.roalddahl.com/museum/whats-on/december-2017/matildas-magical-eyes

A craft workshop at the Roald Dahl Museum

Dahl-ightful Dream Catchers

  • 30 December 2017 12-3pm

Family craft workshops. As well as the BFG catching dreams, Roald Dahl made witches’ balls to keep bad dreams away from his own children. Make your dreams sweet as we make Dream Catchers for your bedtime.

Event details
Times: 12.00pm, 1.30pm 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: suitable 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). Participating children aged 2 to 4 years will still need to pay.

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

Booking: you can book Museum entry and workshops online up until 4.30pm the day before (subject to availability). Workshop options will appear after selecting your Museum admission.

Alternatively, you can call 01494 892192 Tues to Fri 10am to 4.30pm, Sat and Sun 11am to 4.30pm. Please leave a message if you can’t get through.

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 plus Museum entry
Museum entry = adult £6.60, children £4.40

Website

http://www.roalddahl.com/museum/whats-on/december-2017/dahl-ightful-dream-catchers

A magic workshop with Auntie Julie

Magic and Fun with Auntie Julie

  • 31 December 2017 From 12pm

Enjoy some New Year's Eve family magic at the Roald Dahl Museum. “Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it” wrote Roald Dahl. You can find it with us for a magical end to 2017 in this fun-filled family show.

Event details
Times: 12.00pm, 1.30pm 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: you can book Museum entry and workshops online up until 4.30pm the day before (subject to availability). Workshop options will appear after selecting your Museum admission.


Alternatively, you can call 01494 892192 Tues to Fri 10am to 4.30pm, Sat and Sun 11am to 4.30pm. Please leave a message if you can’t get through.

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 adults and children plus Museum entry
Museum entry = adults £6.60, children £4.40

Website

http://www.roalddahl.com/museum/whats-on/december-2017/magic-and-fun-with-auntie-julie

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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