A great little Museum about the world’s number 1 storyteller, Roald Dahl. Marvellous for 5 to 12 year olds and their sparky grown-ups, and perfect for those who want to unlock the stories they have inside them…
Explore the Museum together, discover some fascinating facts about Roald Dahl and get some smashing ideas for your family’s own writing.
Be inspired by Roald Dahl's exciting life – learn about his school-boy pranks and his adventures in Africa, and find out about his life-long love of CHOCOLATE (look out for the chocolate doors!).
Find out how Roald Dahl’s life inspired some of his famous characters and stories and take a peek inside his writing hut – the magical place where Roald wrote all of his well-known books for children, including Matilda, The BFG and The Twits.
Get some great big story writing tips from famous authors, or indulge your creative side by making-up your own characters, creating an animation or by adding a poem to our Rhyming Tree.
As you go, put all your thoughts and flashes of inspiration in your very own Story Ideas Book, ready to turn into brilliant stories when you get home…
If you’re visiting at weekends or in Buckinghamshire school holidays, you can laugh, make a noise, or even get up and join in with storytelling (who wants to be the Big Bad Wolf from Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes?!). Or sign-up for one of our wondrous workshops where you can do all sorts of exciting things; meet awesome authors, try out some science, make a mess with clay or enjoy some crackling crafts – all inspired by your favourite Roald Dahl books.
Find us at...
- The Roald Dahl Museum
- 81-83 High Street
- Great Missenden
- HP16 0AL
Our family-friendly offer
Our family-friendly Museum is aimed at children aged 5 to 12 and their sparky adults.
Enjoy over 40 hands-on activities around the galleries, all aimed at children and family groups. Pick up a trail to help your group explore the Museum together, or enjoy storytelling at weekends or during Buckinghamshire school holidays.
Workshops take place on most weekend days and in school holidays - you can meet authors, create crackling crafts, enjoy some spectacular science or take a peek in the Roald Dahl archive. Find out age guidelines on the What's On pages of the website. Most suitable for 5+, and we encourage adults to join in too!
Get free entry and Top Tips for Toddlers sheets for under 5s, or join in with our Chiddlers' Hour sessions for 0 to 3 year olds on term-time Fridays at 10.30am.
At the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre we welcome all visitors and aim to do everything we can to make sure every visitor has a buzzwangling time.
Carers receive free admission - just let us know when you call us to book or at the ticket desk.
There is British Sign Language interpretation throughout the Museum via the Museum's Signly app. You can download the free app via the Apple or Google Play stores, search 'Signly Roald Dahl Museum'.
We have a hearing loop, and audio transcripts of audio visual presentations.
Please don't hesitate to call us (01494 892192) if you have any specific special needs; we always endeavour to adapt according to visitors' requirements.
If you would like to call us using the Next Generation Text Service(NGT) service please call 18001 01494 892192. You can also email us firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can download our full accessibility statement on our website: http://www.roalddahl.com/museum/visit/accessibility
Great Missenden18-Feb-2020 11:00 AM - 14:00 PMArchive Taster Talks: Roald Dahl’s Food
Archive Taster Talks: Roald Dahl's Yucky FoodA whistle-top introduction to the archives here at the Museum. Meet a member of our Archive team in the Museum galleries for 20 minutes of Roald Dahl treas...5 - 16 years
Great Missenden18-Feb-2020 11:00 AM - 16:00 PMMake a Clay Bird Pie
Make a Clay Bird PieMr and Mrs Twit are always playing nasty tricks on each other and the poor animals that live nearby, from wormy spaghetti to eyeballs in drinks to a pie that Mr Twit makes using bi...5 - 16 years
Great Missenden19-Feb-2020 11:00 AM - 16:00 PMMake a Disgusterous Dinner Plate
Have fun with paints and decorate a ceramic plate with disgusterous foods from Roald Dahl’s stories. You’ll hear some swashboggling snippets from the books and learn about some of the rots...5 - 16 years
Great Missenden19-Feb-2020 13:00 PM - 15:00 PMRoald Dahl’s Writing Hut Talks
Roald Dahl's Writing Hut TalksJoin our talk about the secrets behind this special place and learn some brilliant Roald Dahl facts to impress your friends with.5 - 16 years
Great Missenden20-Feb-2020 12:00 PM - 15:00 PMRoald Dahl Storytelling: Yucky Food
Roald Dahl Storytelling: Yucky FoodEnjoy Roald Dahl storytelling at the Museum of the world's No. 1 storyteller.0 - 16 years
Great Missenden23-Feb-2020 12:00 PM - 13:30 PMDahl’s Disgusterous Foods Party
Dahl's Disgusterous Foods PartyJoin us for gloriumptious games and challenges inspired by the revolting foods in Roald Dahl’s stories! You’re sure to have plenty of fun as you get stuck in...5 - 16 years
Great Missenden28-Feb-2020 10:30 AM - 11:30 AMChiddlers’ Hour: James and the Giant Peach
Chiddlers’ Hour: James and the Giant PeachCome for songs, craft and play based on storytelling from James and the Giant Peach.0 - 3 years
Great Missenden06-Mar-2020 10:30 AM - 11:30 AMChiddlers’ Hour: The Giraffe, the Pelly and Me
Chiddlers’ Hour: The Giraffe, the Pelly and MeCome for songs, craft and play based on storytelling from The Giraffe, the Pelly and Me.0 - 3 years
Great Missenden07-Mar-2020 12:00 PM - 14:00 PMMuseum Treasure Talks
Museum Treasure TalksYour chance to get a close-up look at some of the treasures kept here at the Museum, including some that are not on display to the public.5 - 16 years
Great Missenden13-Mar-2020 10:30 AM - 11:30 AMChiddlers’ Hour: The Twits and The Enormous Crocodile
Chiddlers’ Hour: The Twits and The Enormous CrocodileCome for songs, craft and play based on storytelling from The Twits and The Enormous Crocodile.0 - 3 years
Great Missenden27-Mar-2020 10:30 AM - 11:30 AMChiddlers’ Hour: Fantastic Mr Fox
Chiddlers’ Hour: Fantastic Mr Fox Come for songs, craft and play based on storytelling from Fantastic Mr Fox.0 - 3 years
Great Missenden03-Apr-2020 10:30 AM - 11:30 AMChiddlers’ Hour: Esio Trot
Chiddlers’ Hour: Esio TrotCome for songs, craft and play based on storytelling from Esio Trot.0 - 3 years