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.
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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.
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Bogswizzling Cloth Bags

  • 21 April 2014 11am-4pm

This workshop will be held at 11:00, 13:00 and 15:00. Will you make a book bag for Matilda, or a mischievious swag bag for Mr Fox to keep his chickens in? Or best of all, a bag for all your chocolate eggs.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13

Admission

£3.00 per participant is addition to Museum entry: adults £6.60, children £4.40. Call 01494 892192 to book.

Website

http://www.roalddahlmuseum.org

The Roald Dahl Museum logo

Dory-hunky ducks' nests

  • 19 April 2014 11am-3:30pm *on now

11am, 1pm and 2.30pm
For 6+ years: get inspired with some storytelling from The Magic Finger and create a propsposterous paper plate ducks' nest collage.
£1.50 per participant in addition to Museum entry.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13

Admission

£1.50 per participant in addition to Museum entry: adults £6.60, children £4.40. Call 01494 892192 to book

Website

http://www.roalddahlmuseum.org

Wonka egg heads

Wonka egg heads

  • 20 April 2014

For 6+ years: get messy with sweeties to transform an ordinary chocolate egg into a Roald Dahl character. Will you make a Mr Twit, or a BFG?
£3 per participant. At 11.30am, 1pm and 2.30pm

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

  • 11-13
  • 7-10

Admission

Adult £6.60, child £4.40. Workshop additional £3 per participant.

Website

http://www.roalddahl.com/museum/whats-on/april-2014/wonka-egg-heads

Easter egg hunt at the Roald Dahl Museum

Easter trail

  • 20 April 2014 11am-5pm

All day
For all ages: follow the egg pictures to find out fantabulous facts about the Museum and win yourself a tasty treat.
Free for Museum visitors.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 11-13
  • 7-10

Admission

Free for Museum visitors. Museum entry: adults £6.60, children £4.40.

Website

http://www.roalddahlmuseum.org

Mirror paintings

Muggled Mirror Paintings

  • 22 April 2014 11am-3pm

For 4+ years: paint a picture of your favourite Roald Dahl character by using a mirrored painting technique. Will you create a bunk-doodling BFG or a wacksey Willy Wonka?
£1.50 per participant in addition to Museum entry.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 5-6

Admission

£1.50 per participant in addition to Museum entry: adults £6.60, children £4.40. Call 01494 892192 to book.

Website

http://www.roalddahlmuseum.org

Decorating chocolate bars

Crodscolloping chocolate decorating

  • 3 May 2014

11.30am, 1.00pm, 2.30pm and 3.45pm
For 4+ years: join Kate, Head Chef at Cafe Twit, to decorate your own chocolate bar with glumptious goodies and tasty surprises.
£5 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

  • 11-13
  • 5-6
  • 7-10

Admission

Adults £6.60, child £4.40. Workshop additional £5 per participant

Website

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

Sitting in the replica of Roald Dahl's chair

Veruca Salt's squirrel hunt

  • 4 May 2014

For all ages: hunt for Veruca Salt's squirrels throughout the Museum to discover fantabulous facts and find out whether you are a good or bad nut.
Free for Museum visitors.

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 5-6
  • 7-10

Admission

Museum admission £6.60 adults, £4.40 children

Website

http://www.roalddahl.com/museum/whats-on/may-2014/veruca-salts-squirrel-hunt

Completing activities at the Roald Dahl Museum

Jumbled jigsaw trail

  • 10 May 2014

For all ages: complete a picture trail to uncover a child hidden in the chocolate factory.
Free for Museum visitors.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 5-6
  • 11-13

Admission

Museum admission adults £6.60, children £4.40

Website

http://www.roalddahl.com/museum/whats-on/may-2014/jumbled-jigsaw-trail

Talk in the replica of Roald Dahl's Writing Hut

Writing Hut talks

  • 11 May 2014

For all ages: learn about Roald Dahl's writing routine and the funny objects he kept near his writing desk.
Free for Museum visitors

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13

Admission

Museum admission adults £6.60, child £4.40

Website

http://www.roalddahl.com/museum/whats-on/may-2014/writing-hut-talks

Getting creative at the Roald Dahl Museum

Oompa Loompa trail

  • 17 May 2014
  • 25 May 2014

For all ages: follow the clues throughout the Museum and make up a new Oompa Loompa rhyme.
Free for Museum visitors.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 11-13
  • 7-10

Admission

Museum admission adults £6.60, children £4.40

Website

http://www.roalddahl.com/museum/whats-on/may-2014/oompa-loompa-trail

Talk in the replica of Roald Dahl's Writing Hut

Writing Hut talks

  • 18 May 2014

For all ages: learn about Roald Dahl's writing routine and the funny objects he kept near his writing desk.
Free for Museum visitors.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13

Admission

Museum admission adult £6.60 child £4.40

Website

http://www.roalddahl.com/museum/whats-on/may-2014/writing-hut-talks1

Workshop at the Roald Dahl Museum

Nasty crafty kids

  • 24 May 2014

12.30pm and 2pm
For 5+ years: get marvellously messy and make a greedy character from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory using collage.
£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

  • 11-13
  • 7-10

Admission

Museum admission adult £6.60, child £4.40, workshop additional £2 per participant

Website

http://www.roalddahl.com/museum/whats-on/may-2014/nasty-crafty-kids

Amy Sparkes

Monster mayhem with Amy Sparkes

  • 26 May 2014

At 1.30pm and 3pm
For 3 to 6 years: join children's author Amy Sparkes for some marvellous, monstery fun. Amy will read from her buzzwangling book, Do Not Enter the Monster Zoo, which was shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2013. Then you will make a monster mask and design a monster of your own.
£3 per person 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
  • 0-4

Admission

Museum admission adult £6.60, child £4.40. Workshop adittional £3 for adults and children

Website

http://www.roalddahl.com/museum/whats-on/may-2014/monster-mayhem-with-amy-sparkes

Craft materials

Willy Wonka bow ties

  • 26 May 2014

At 10.30am and 12 noon
For 4+ years: use fantabulous fabric to make a new bow tie for Willy Wonka.
£2 per participant.

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

Museum admission adult £6.60, child £4.40. Workshop additional £2 per participant

Website

http://www.roalddahl.com/museum/whats-on/may-2014/willy-wonka-bow-ties

Clay pots

Augustus Gloop pots

  • 27 May 2014

At 11am, 1pm and 3pm
For 6+ 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 up until 4:30pm on the day before you visit.

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 7-10

Admission

Museum admission £6.60 adults £4.40 children. Workshop additional £3 per participant

Website

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

My Parents Are Out Of Control by Pete Johnson

My Parents are Out of Control with Pete Johnson

  • 28 May 2014

At 12.30pm and 2.30pm
For 6+ years: join Roald Dahl Funny Prize-nominated author Pete Johnson for a lively and interactive session that's perfect for aspiring authors. Pete will be reading from his hilarious book My Parents are Out of Control, sharing writing tips and ideas, and providing heaps of laughter and fun.
£3 per person 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

Museum admission adult £6.60, child £4.40. Worshop additional £3 for adults and children

Website

http://www.roalddahl.com/museum/whats-on/may-2014/my-parents-are-out-of-control-with-pete-johnson

Craft materials

Splendiferous sweet machines

  • 28 May 2014

10.30am to 11.30am
For 6+ years: enter Charlie's factory and make a marvellous maze from recycled materials, then watch sweets roly poly down it to the bottom!
£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 up until 4:30pm on the day before you visit.

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 7-10

Admission

Museum admission adult £6.60, child £4.40. Workshop additional £2.50 per participant

Website

http://www.roalddahl.com/museum/whats-on/may-2014/splendiferous-sweet-machines

Monoprinting workshop

Factory frights

  • 29 May 2014

At 11am, 1pm and 3pm
For 5+ years: have fantabulous fun with monoprinting to create your own squiggly story of a naughty child who disappears in Wonka's factory. Come in old clothes - you could get marvellously messy!
£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 up until 4:30pm on the day before you visit.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 11-13

Admission

Museum entry adult £6.60, child £4.40. Workshop additional £2.50 per participant

Website

http://www.roalddahl.com/museum/whats-on/may-2014/factory-frights

Monkey Nut by SImon Rickerty

Meet Simon Rickerty

  • 30 May 2014

At 12 noon, 2pm and 3.30pm
For 3+ years: a buzzwangling opportunity to meet Simon Rickerty, winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2013 for his wondercrump picture book, Monkey Nut.
£3 per person 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

Admission

Museum admission adult £6.60, child £4.40. Workshop additional £3 for adults and children

Website

http://www.roalddahl.com/museum/whats-on/may-2014/meet-simon-rickerty

Craft materials

Wafting Wonka bars

  • 31 May 2014

At 12.30pm and 2pm
For 5+ years: make a mobile from colourful lollipop and sweetie pictures.
£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

Admission

Museum entry adult £6.60, child £4.40. Workshop additional £2 per participant

Website

http://www.roalddahl.com/museum/whats-on/may-2014/wafting-wonka-bars

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