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.
Roald Dahl Day Celebrations

Roald Dahl Day celebrations

  • 13 September 2014 11am-5pm

There will be Charlie and the Chocolate Factory talks, Museum tours in character, guided village trails, storytelling, facepainting, magic, and a fancy dress competition (so get your Roald Dahl related outfits ready)

If that's not enough, you can also take a peek behind the scenes on an archive tour (age 10+,12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm, and 3.30pm, £1 per person), or make a Wondercrump Wonka Bar (age 4+, 11.30pm, 12.30pm, 2.00pm, 3.00pm and 4pm, £2.50 per participant).

We recommend pre-booking for entry and workshops in advance. You can do this by calling 01494 892192 for entry and workshops. Alternatively you can book Museum entry online.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 5-6
  • 11-13
  • 14-15

Admission

Adults £6.60, child/concessions £4.40, family ticket £21

Website

http://www.roalddahl.com/museum/whats-on/september-2014/roald-dahl-day

Child completing a trail

Roald Dahl Day challenge

  • 14 September 2014 11am-5pm

For all ages: follow a trail through the Museum and around the village of Great Missenden to discover facts about Roald Dahl.
Freefor Museum visitors. You can book your Museum entry online or by calling 01494 892192.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10

Admission

Free with Museum entry: adults £6.60, children £4.40

Website

http://www.roalddahl.com/museum/whats-on/september-2014/roald-dahl-day-challenge

Chiddlers' Hour

Chiddlers’ hour

  • 16 September 2014 10-11am
  • 23 September 2014 10-11am
  • 30 September 2014 10-11am
  • 7 October 2014 10-11am
  • 14 October 2014 10-11am
  • 21 October 2014 10-11am

Splendiferous sessions for 0 to 3 year olds every Tuesday at 10am to 11am in term time.

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.

Suitable for

  • 0-4

Admission

£2 per child, per session

Website

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

Completing a Museum trail

Augustus Gloop trail

  • 20 — 21 September 2014 11am-5pm

For all ages: go on a hunt for Augustus Gloop’s chocolate wrappers and find out facts about the Museum.
Free for Museum visitors. You can book your Museum entry online or by calling 01494 892192.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 5-6

Admission

Free with Museum admission: adult £6.60, child £4.40

Website

http://www.roalddahl.com/museum/whats-on/september-2014/augustus-gloop-trail

Completing a Museum trail

Mike Teavee trail

  • 27 — 28 September 2014 11am-5pm

For all ages: hunt for Mike Teavee’s sunglasses around the Museum and discover fantabulous facts about the creation of this television-obsessed character character.
Free for Museum visitors. You can book your Museum entry online or by calling 01494 892192.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 5-6

Admission

Free with Museum admission: adults £6.60, children £4.40

Website

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

Violet Beauregarde biscuits

Beauregarde bonanza bulging biscuits

  • 4 October 2014 12-2pm

For 4+ years: get deliciously messy and make a biscuit creation that looks like Violet Beauregarde after she’s eaten her chewing gum meal. Part of our Beaurgarde Bonanza weekend.
£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

  • 7-10
  • 5-6

Admission

£2 plus Museum entry

Website

http://www.roalddahl.com/museum/whats-on/october-2014/beauregarde-bonanza-bulging-biscuits

Roald Dahl's archives

Beauregarde bonanza archive tours

  • 4 October 2014 12:30-2:30pm

For 10+ years: as part of our Beauregarde Bonanza weekend. Take a peek behind the scenes at our archive and learn some fizzwinkling facts about Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
£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
  • 18+
  • 14-15

Admission

£1 (adults and children) plus Museum entry

Website

http://www.roalddahl.com/museum/whats-on/october-2014/beauregarde-bonanza-archive-tours

Craft materials

Beauregarde bonanza chewing gum meal mobile

  • 5 October 2014 11am-5pm

For all ages: a free drop-in craft activity where you can make a chewing gum meal mobile. What delicious bites will you include
Free for Museum visitors. You can book your Museum entry online or by calling 01494 892192.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 5-6

Admission

Free with Museum admission: adults £6.60, children £4.40

Website

http://www.roalddahl.com/museum/whats-on/october-2014/beauregarde-bonanza-chewing-gum-meal-mobile

Violet Beauregarde balloons

Beauregarde bonanza balloon modelling

  • 5 October 2014 12-3pm

For 6+ years: join in with our balloon modelling workshop and model your very own Violet Beauregarde. Part of our Beaurgarde Bonanza weekend.
£5 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

£5 plus Museum admission

Website

http://www.roalddahl.com/museum/whats-on/october-2014/beauregarde-bonanza-balloon-modelling

Completing a Museum trail

Veruca Salt’s rubbish trail

  • 11 — 12 October 2014 11am-5pm

For all ages: hunt for litter from Wonka’s rubbish chute to track down the Salt family’s secret password.
Free for Museum visitors. You can book your Museum entry online or by calling 01494 892192.

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 7-10

Admission

Free with Museum admission: adults £6.60, children £4.40

Website

http://www.roalddahl.com/museum/whats-on/october-2014/veruca-salts-rubbish-trail

Glenn Cosby

Family foodie fun with Glenn Cosby

  • 18 October 2014 12-4:30pm

At 12.00pm, 2.00pm and 3.30pm.
For 5+ years: an hour of chocolate, cakes and fun with Great British Bake Off star Glenn Cosby. Fresh from his one-man show at the Edinburgh Festival, this great family-friendly foodie event will be sure to leave those with a sweet tooth very satisfied. Delumptious!

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 5-6
  • 11-13

Admission

£5.50 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.

Website

http://www.roalddahl.com/museum/whats-on/october-2014/family-foodie-fun-with-glenn-cosby

Completing a Museum Trail

Golden ticket trail

  • 19 October 2014 11am-5pm

For all ages: follow the golden tickets throughout the Museum to discover facts about the writing of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Free for Museum visitors. You can book your Museum entry online or by calling 01494 892192.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 5-6

Admission

Free with Museum admission: adults £6.60, children £4.40

Website

http://www.roalddahl.com/museum/whats-on/october-2014/golden-ticket-trail

Decorated canvas bag

Bogswiffling cloth bags

  • 25 October 2014 12-3pm

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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