The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

The exterior of the Roald Dahl Museum
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*The museum is currently closed until further notice due to flood damage. Please visit the website for updates.*

The Roald Dahl Museum is a great little family Museum, situated in Great Missenden, the Buckinghamshire village where Roald Dahl lived and wrote for 36 years.

The Museum, aimed at 6 to 12 year olds, features three hands-on galleries and is home to the Roald Dahl archive. Boy gallery looks at Roald Dahl's school days while Solo gallery houses his original Writing Hut. The Story Centre puts your imagination centre-stage with fantabulous Roald Dahl workshops and events to inspire the writer in you.

Venue Type:

Museum, Archive

Opening hours

The museum is currently closed until further notice due to flood damage. Please visit the website for updates.

Admission charges

Adults: £7.00
Children: 5-18 £4.70
Under 5s: Free
Concessions: £4.70
Family Ticket: £22.60
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 special 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.
Toddler group

Chiddlers’ hour: George’s Marvellous Medicine

  • 22 June 2018 10:30-11:30am
Sorry, cancelled

*This event is cancelled and the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre is currently closed until further notice due to flood damage. Please check the website for updates*

Come for songs, craft and play based on storytelling from George's Marvellous Medicine.

Event details
Times: 10.30am to 11.30am

Cost: £3 per child. Accompaning adults do not need to pay. Cost does not include Museum entry, which you don't need to purchase to enjoy Chiddlers' Hour.

Age: for 0 to 3 year olds.

Suitable for

  • 0-4

Admission

£3 per child

Website

http://www.roalddahl.com/museum/whats-on/june-2018/chiddlers-hour-georges-marvellous-medicine

Child's clay sculpture

Clay Cockatootloos

  • 24 June 2018 From 12pm
Sorry, cancelled

*This event is cancelled and the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre is currently closed until further notice due to flood damage. Please check the website for updates*

Perfect for little ones who like getting creative! Get your hands messy with clay and sculpt a bird - and the best bit is you don't have to clean up!

You'll use the birds in Roald Dahl's books as inspiration for your masterpiece - think the Roly-Poly Bird from The Twits, or the Swan in Billy and the Minpins. Then stick on sequins, feathers and other beautiful bits to make your design shine.

We use air drying clay so you can take your creation home with you, and we'll provide something to wear so you can keep your clothes clean - phew!

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 5+ years

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 5-6
  • 11-13

Admission

£3 per participant plus Museum entry (£7 adults, £4.70 child)

Website

http://www.roalddahl.com/museum/whats-on/june-2018/clay-cockatootloos1

Chiddlers Hour

Chiddlers’ hour: The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me

  • 29 June 2018 10:30-11:30am
Sorry, cancelled

*This event is cancelled and the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre is currently closed until further notice due to flood damage. Please check the website for updates*

Come for songs, craft and play based on storytelling from The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me.

Event details
Times: 10.30am to 11.30am

Cost: £3 per child. Accompaning adults do not need to pay. Cost does not include Museum entry, which you don't need to purchase to enjoy Chiddlers' Hour.

Age: for 0 to 3 year olds.

Suitable for

  • 0-4

Admission

£3 per child

Website

http://www.roalddahl.com/museum/whats-on/june-2018/chiddlers-hour-the-giraffe-and-the-pelly-and-me

Chiddlers Hour

Chiddlers’ hour: James and the Giant Peach

  • 6 July 2018 10:30-11:30am
Sorry, cancelled

*This event is cancelled and the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre is currently closed until further notice due to flood damage. Please check the website for updates*

Come for songs, craft and play based on storytelling from James and the Giant Peach.

Event details
Times: 10.30am to 11.30am

Cost: £3 per child. Accompaning adults do not need to pay. Cost does not include Museum entry, which you don't need to purchase to enjoy Chiddlers' Hour.

Age: for 0 to 3 year olds.

Suitable for

  • 0-4

Admission

£3 per child

Website

http://www.roalddahl.com/museum/whats-on/july-2018/chiddlers-hour-james-and-the-giant-peach

Seeing the archive items at the Museum

Discover Dahl’s archives

  • 7 July 2018 From 12pm
Sorry, cancelled

*This event is cancelled and the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre is currently closed until further notice due to flood damage. Please check the website for updates*

Do you want to see behind the scenes at the Museum? We're lucky enough to have one of the most complete literary archives in the country here at the Museum. This is your chance to take a peek in our archive store - usually closed to the public.

A member of our archive team will show you some of the treasures of the collection. Take a close up look at Roald Dahl's letters and manuscripts, find out some secrets about your favourite Roald Dahl books, and get the chance to ask all your burning Roald Dahl questions to the experts!

Great for older children aged 8 and over and adults - and perfect for kids learning about Roald Dahl and his books at school.

Event details
Times: 12.00pm, 2.00pm and 3.00pm

Cost: £1.50 per participant, adults and children. Price does not include Museum entry which you will also need to book to take part in the workshop.

Age: recommended for 8 years to adult.

Suitable for

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

Admission

£1.50 adults and children plus Museum entry (£7 adults, £4.70 children)

Website

http://www.roalddahl.com/museum/whats-on/july-2018/discover-dahls-archives

Chiddlers Hour

Chiddlers’ hour: The BFG

  • 13 July 2018 10:30-11:30am

*This event is cancelled and the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre is currently closed until further notice due to flood damage. Please check the website for updates*

Come for songs, craft and play based on storytelling from The BFG.

Event details
Times: 10.30am to 11.30am

Cost: £3 per child. Accompaning adults do not need to pay. Cost does not include Museum entry, which you don't need to purchase to enjoy Chiddlers' Hour.

Age: for 0 to 3 year olds.

Suitable for

  • 0-4

Admission

£3 per child

Website

http://www.roalddahl.com/museum/whats-on/july-2018/chiddlers-hour-the-bfg

The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre
Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre
81-83 High Street
Great Missenden
Buckinghamshire
HP16 0AL
England

Website

Roald Dahl Museum website

www.roalddahl.com/museum

Roald Dahl Museum Shop website

www.roalddahl.com/shop

E-mail

General enquiries

hello@roalddahlmuseum.org

Education

learning@roalddahlmuseum.org

Collections Manager

rachel@roalddahlmuseum.org

Press enquiries

isabelle@roalddahlmuseum.org

Telephone

General information

01494 892192

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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