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

Chiddler's Hour

  • 23 May 2017 10-11am *on now

30 minutes of songs, storytelling and adventure and 30 minutes of free play and crafts based on Roald Dahl's books.

Event details
Times: term-time Tuesdays 10am to 11am

Cost: £3 per child. Price does not include Museum entry which you don't need to buy to enjoy this workshop.

Age: for 0 to 3 year olds.

Type of workshop: Storytelling and play for under 3s.

Booking: you can book Museum entry and workshops 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.

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

  • 0-4

Admission

£3 per session, per child

Website

http://www.roalddahl.com/museum/chiddlers-hour

Craft workshop at the Roald Dahl Museum

Fantabulous Family Photo Frames

  • 27 May 2017 11:30am-3pm

Roald Dahl kept lots of special pictures on the wall of his Writing Hut. Find out more about what decorates his walls and then make your own swishwiffling picture frame to put your own special photos in.

Event details
Times: 11.30am, 12.30pm, 2.00pm 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: recommended 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). Participants aged 2 to 4 will still be charged.

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
  • 11-13
  • 5-6

Admission

£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.

Website

http://www.roalddahl.com/museum/whats-on/may-2017/fantabulous-family-photo-frames

The Roald Dahl Museum

Boggling Building Science

  • 28 May 2017 11:30am-3pm

Get hands-on with us as we investigate how places are built. We’ll be making bridges, building towers and creating places for both human beans as well as animals.

Event details
Times: 11.30am, 12.30pm, 2.00pm and 3.00pm

Cost: £2 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: recommended 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). Participants aged 2 to 4 will still be charged.

Type of workshop: interactive workshop

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
  • 11-13
  • 5-6

Admission

£2 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.

Website

http://www.roalddahl.com/museum/whats-on/may-2017/boggling-building-science

View on the Countryside Trail

Swishwiffling Storytelling Walk

  • 29 May 2017 12-3pm

Join Chip Colquhoun on a family storytelling walk around Roald Dahl’s home village, and up to Angling Spring Wood. There will be plenty of swashboggling stories including local folklore and stories told to Roald Dahl by his mother when he was a chiddler.

Part of the Chilterns Walking Festival.

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 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 16s will need to be accompanied by an paying adult.

Type of workshop: guided walk

Accessibility: the walk is along country paths which are sometimes uneven and will last approx. one hour

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
  • 11-13
  • 5-6

Admission

£3 per person, adults and children. Everyone who attends needs to pay for a space although children under 2 are free of charge. Price does not include Museum entry which you will also need to book to take part in the workshop.

Website

http://www.roalddahl.com/museum/whats-on/may-2017/swishwiffling-storytelling-walk

The Roald Dahl Museum

What’s in Your Secret Collection?

  • 30 May 2017 11:30am-3pm

Join artist Ruth Mariner from Gestalt Arts in this interactive family workshop. Have you ever kept a special object? Find out about Roald Dahl’s special objects and unlock the secret powers of special things in this workshop using music, drama and imagination. Why not bring your own special object to share?

Event details
Times: 11.30am, 1.00pm 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
  • 11-13
  • 5-6

Admission

£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.

Website

http://www.roalddahl.com/museum/whats-on/may-2017/whats-in-your-secret-collection

Craft workshop at the Roald Dahl Museum

Fantabulous Family Photo Frames

  • 31 May 2017 From 11am

Roald Dahl kept lots of special pictures on the wall of his Writing Hut. Find out more about what decorates his walls and then make your own swishwiffling picture frame to put your own special photos in.

Event details
Times: 11.00am, 12.00pm, 1.00pm, 2.00pm, 3.00pm and 4.00pm

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: recommended 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). Participants aged 2 to 4 will still be charged.

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
  • 11-13
  • 5-6

Admission

£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.

Website

http://www.roalddahl.com/museum/whats-on/may-2017/fantabulous-family-photo-frames-2

Clay workshop at the Roald Dahl Museum

Crackling Clay Treasures

  • 1 June 2017 11:30am-3pm

Make your own special collection of treasures. You’ll find out more about the wonderful things that Roald Dahl kept close to him before choosing your own treasures to make in clay.

Event details
Times: 11.30am, 12.30pm, 2.00pm and 3.00pm

Age: recommended 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). Participants aged 2 to 4 will still be charged.

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

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 7-10
  • 5-6

Admission

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.
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.

Website

http://www.roalddahl.com/museum/whats-on/june-2017/crackling-clay-treasures

The Building Boy by Ross Montgomery

The Building Boy with Ross Montgomery

  • 2 June 2017 12-3pm

Go on a magical journey with The Building Boy. When a little boy makes a model of his Grandma out of her old building materials, she sweeps him away on a thrilling adventure. Join author Ross Montgomery for storytelling and lots of interactive fun.

Event details
Times: 12.00pm, 1.30pm and 3.00pm

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!

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 5-6
  • 7-10

Admission

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.

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.

Website

http://www.roalddahl.com/museum/whats-on/june-2017/the-building-boy-with-ross-montgomery

Twits garden at Roald Dahl Museum

Terrific Twits Garden

  • 3 June 2017 12-3pm

Roald Dahl loved gardens, especially his own. He included a particularly icky one in The Twits. Join us to make your own miniature gruncious Twit garden full of scary and disgusterous things.

Event details
Times: 12.00pm, 1.30pm and 3.00pm

Age: recommended 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). Participants aged 2 to 4 will still be charged.

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

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 5-6

Admission

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.

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.

Website

http://www.roalddahl.com/museum/whats-on/june-2017/terrific-twits-garden

Roald Dahl's door hanger

Dahl’s Door Hanger

  • 4 June 2017 12-3pm

No one was allowed inside Roald Dahl’s Writing Hut! Find out more and then make a door hanger either to keep people away from Roald’s hut or your own special space.

Event details
Times: 12.00pm, 1.30pm and 3.00pm

Age: recommended 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). Participants aged 2 to 4 will still be charged.

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

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 5-6
  • 7-10

Admission

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.

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.

Website

http://www.roalddahl.com/museum/whats-on/june-2017/dahls-door-hanger

Chiddlers' Hour at the Roald Dahl Museum

Chiddlers’ hour: The Magic Finger

  • 6 June 2017 10-11am

30 minutes of songs, storytelling and adventure and 30 minutes of free play and crafts based on The Magic Finger.

Event details
Times: 10am to 11am

Age: for 0 to 3 year olds.

Type of workshop: Storytelling and play for under 3s.

Suitable for

  • 0-4

Admission

Cost: £3 per child. Price does not include Museum entry which you don't need to buy to enjoy this workshop.

Booking: you can book Museum entry and workshops 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.

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.

Website

http://www.roalddahl.com/museum/whats-on/june-2017/chiddlers-hour-the-magic-finger1

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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