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.
Chiddlers' hour

Chiddlers’ Hour: Esio Trot

  • 5 May 2015 10-11am *on now

10.00am to 11.00am.
For 0 to 3 years: 30 minutes of songs, storytelling and adventure and 30 minutes of free play and crafts based on Roald Dahl's Esio Trot.

£3 PER CHILD.
We recommend pre-booking as workshops can sell out in advance. Please give us a call on 01494 892192 to check availability and to book up until 4.30pm the day before. Any unsold workshop tickets will be sold on a first come, first served basis on the day. Doesn't include Museum entry, which is not necessary to enjoy this event.

Suitable for

  • 0-4

Admission

£3 PER CHILD

Website

http://www.roalddahl.com/museum/whats-on/may-2015/chiddlers-hour-esio-trot

Roald Dahl's manuscripts and letters

Discover Dahl’s archives

  • 9 May 2015 12-3pm

12.00pm, 1.00pm and 2.00pm.
For 10+ years: a behind-the-scenes look at our archive store, which houses Roald Dahl’s original manuscripts and letters, with Collections Manager and Archivist, Rachel White. This month, find out about some of the first drafts of The Twits!

£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 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.

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • 16-17
  • 11-13
  • 14-15

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 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/may-2015/discover-dahls-archives

Child completing a trail

Twit trickster trail

  • 10 May 2015 11am-5pm
  • 17 May 2015 11am-5pm

For all ages: try our trail to find out about the crafty tricks from Roald Dahl’s life and his books. Beware of Mrs Twit’s glass eye!

FREE FOR MUSEUM VISITORS

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

FREE FOR MUSEUM VISITORS. Adults £6.60/children £4.40

Website

http://www.roalddahl.com/museum/whats-on/may-2015/twit-trickster-trail

Child at chiddlers' hour

Chiddlers’ Hour: The BFG

  • 12 May 2015 10-11am

10.00am to 11.00am.
For 0 to 3 years: 30 minutes of songs, storytelling and adventure and 30 minutes of free play and crafts based on Roald Dahl's The BFG.

£3 PER CHILD.
We recommend pre-booking as workshops can sell out in advance. Please give us a call on 01494 892192 to check availability and to book up until 4.30pm the day before. Any unsold workshop tickets will be sold on a first come, first served basis on the day. Doesn't include Museum entry, which is not necessary to enjoy this event.

Suitable for

  • 0-4

Admission

£3 PER CHILD.
We recommend pre-booking as workshops can sell out in advance. Please give us a call on 01494 892192 to check availability and to book up until 4.30pm the day before. Any unsold workshop tickets will be sold on a first come, first served basis on the day. Doesn't include Museum entry, which is not necessary to enjoy this event.

Website

http://www.roalddahl.com/museum/whats-on/may-2015/chiddlers-hour-the-bfg

Exterior of the Roald Dahl Museum

Village Visit Day

  • 16 May 2015 12-4:30pm

For all ages: live in HP? Visit for free! Local residents can visit us for free, simply bring along proof of your HP postcode. Join in with drop-in crafts, sensational storytelling, and our Trickster Trail.

You can also join in with our workshop, Terrific Twit Pots. (additional cost).

FREE ENTRY FOR HP RESIDENTS

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 11-13
  • 7-10

Admission

£3 PER PARTICIPANT PLUS MUSEUM ENTRY
We recommend pre-booking as workshops can sell out in advance. Please give us a call on 01494 892192 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/may-2015/terrific-twit-pots

Child at Chidders' Hour

Chiddlers’ Hour: James and the Giant Peach

  • 19 May 2015 10-11am

10.00am to 11.00am.
For 0 to 3 years: 30 minutes of songs, storytelling and adventure and 30 minutes of free play and crafts based on Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach.

£3 PER CHILD.
We recommend pre-booking as workshops can sell out in advance. Please give us a call on 01494 892192 to check availability and to book up until 4.30pm the day before. Any unsold workshop tickets will be sold on a first come, first served basis on the day. Doesn't include Museum entry, which is not necessary to enjoy this event.

Suitable for

  • 0-4

Admission

£3 PER CHILD.
We recommend pre-booking as workshops can sell out in advance. Please give us a call on 01494 892192 to check availability and to book up until 4.30pm the day before. Any unsold workshop tickets will be sold on a first come, first served basis on the day. Doesn't include Museum entry, which is not necessary to enjoy this event.

Website

http://www.roalddahl.com/museum/whats-on/may-2015/chiddlers-hour-james-and-the-giant-peach

Craft materials at the Roald Dahl Museum

Proghopping pillowcases

  • 23 May 2015 12-4pm

12.00pm, 1.30pm and 3.00pm.
For 5+ years: listen to some storytelling from The Twits, and decorate your own pillowcase with fabric crayons. Will you draw the frog that jumps onto Mrs Twit’s pillow? Or another frumptious beast?

£3 PER PARTICIPANT PLUS MUSEUM ENTRY
We recommend pre-booking as workshops can sell out in advance. Please give us a call on 01494 892192 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.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 11-13
  • 7-10

Admission

£3 PER PARTICIPANT PLUS MUSEUM ENTRY
We recommend pre-booking as workshops can sell out in advance. Please give us a call on 01494 892192 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/may-2015/proghopping-pillowcases

Craft materials at the Roald Dahl Museum

Mr Twit’s crodscolloping coaster

  • 24 May 2015 12-4pm

12.00pm, 1.30pm and 3.00pm.
For 5+ years: paint a coaster with crackling colours, just right for Mr Twit’s mug!

£1.50 PER PARTICIPANT PLUS MUSEUM ENTRY
We recommend pre-booking as workshops can sell out in advance. Please give us a call on 01494 892192 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.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 11-13
  • 7-10

Admission

£1.50 PER PARTICIPANT PLUS MUSEUM ENTRY
We recommend pre-booking as workshops can sell out in advance. Please give us a call on 01494 892192 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/may-2015/mr-twits-crodscolloping-coaster

Val Rutt at the Roald Dahl Museum in 2005

Meet Val Rutt

  • 25 May 2015 1:30-3pm

1.30pm and 3.00pm.
For 6+ years: our first ever Writer in Residence, Val Rutt, returns to the Museum to help celebrate our 10th birthday. Expect swashboggling stories and wondercrump words. Val will read her brand new story about a brother and sister who squabble and the long-suffering dog who loves them both. You'll also find out how to make your writing spark and learn how to make a little folded book for your future stories.

£3 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 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.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13

Admission

£3 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 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/may-2015/meet-val-rutt

Craft materials at the Roald Dahl Museum

Mugglewump door hangers

  • 25 May 2015 10:30am-1pm

10.30am and 12.00pm.
For 5+ years: make your own foam monkey to hang by his tail from your door.

£2 PER PARTICIPANT PLUS MUSEUM ENTRY
We recommend pre-booking as workshops can sell out in advance. Please give us a call on 01494 892192 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.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 5-6

Admission

£2 PER PARTICIPANT PLUS MUSEUM ENTRY
We recommend pre-booking as workshops can sell out in advance. Please give us a call on 01494 892192 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/may-2015/mugglewump-door-hangers

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.
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