The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre, Great Missenden

3.8
#1 of 6 in Things to do in Great Missenden
Situated in the village where children’s author Roald Dahl lived and wrote for 36 years, the museum was created a home for his archive and to inspire a love of stories in its visitors. The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre is aimed at 6 to 12 year olds and has lots of interactive activities to keep children entertained. Walk through the biographical galleries that tell the story of Dahl’s life and the experiences that shaped his writing. In the solo gallery, explore Dahl’s writing hut, complete with its original furnishings and the knickknacks that the author kept there for inspiration. Let your imagination run wild in the story center, where visitors are encouraged to make up stories, dress up, and get creative with crafts. Put The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre into our Great Missenden vacation planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Great Missenden.
Improve this listing »
Create an itinerary including The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
564 reviews
Google
4.3
TripAdvisor
  • Nice small museum Wasn't busy when we went loads to read and see Not far atall from west London has a souvenir shop and a restaurant on site They do a live book reading in the day where you can go and...  more »
  • We visited the museum today with my 7 year old. I would highly recommend visiting the museum. The staff were very passionate about Roald Dahl and knew their stuff. The coffee was great. We intend on v...  more »
  • Less than an hours drive from London, we had an excellent day out. The museum is well spaced out. Lots of facts and stories. Young children will love it especially if they have read any of roald Dahl’...  more »
Google
  • Awesome place to explore. Very nice workshops for children and beautiful exhibitions. I also enjoined because it's very cosy and small
  • Great fun! Story time, activities and lots of great facts. If you're a Roald Dahl fan, or your children are, this small but well equipped museum is well worth a visit!
  • Very nice. Good for children. Café service we good and welcoming. Lovely gluten free and dairy free cake.
  • Small, expensive and not very exciting for us. Felt like 70% history on author which is photos and written content on wall displays, and 30% interactive bits which didn't obviously relate to his books and were just generic kids activities. There was a nice exhibition with original illustrations, but this was again more appreciated by us parents than the children. So didn't feel like great value for family with young kids and disappointing considering the potential of entering the amazing worlds created in his books which we have started reading to our kids. You can sit in a recreation of his writing shed with nicotine infused arm chair if that excites you, but we walked past and were out the exit after 30 minutes.
  • Lovely museum which encourages creativity in children. 2 interesting rooms about Roald Dahl, with lots of interactive opportunities for children of all ages. A story telling room with lots of activities and craft opportunities as well as a special activity in another room, making a lair on the day we visited. Possibly more suitable for older children who already have a connection with Roald Dahl books. There's a lovely cafe on site, alas the day we visited we were unable to have any cakes as the microwave was broken & thus they were unable to defrost the gluten free options for us. Plenty of other options in the village though. Free parking on a Sunday on Link Road near the park, with a good playground over the road.
Places to stay near The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

Plan your trip to Great Missenden

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans to The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre by other users

1 day in Tring BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM October, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 2 days in Pinner BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, culture, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 2 days in Pinner BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, culture, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 1 day in Bovingdon BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 1 day in Aylesbury BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, museums, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Buckinghamshire BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, culture, romantic, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, culture, romantic, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 1 day in Beaconsfield BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 19 days in Buckinghamshire BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA September, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 1 day in Marlow BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 1 day in Great Missenden BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 32 days in Buckinghamshire BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, relaxing, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 1 day in Marlow BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy
View more plans