Great Missenden

The Roald Dahl Museum

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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.

The Museum and Shop are fully accessible. There is a step to the Cafe but and ramp and assistance is available. A lift operates for workshops and picnic eating areas on the first floor. We have two fully accessible loos, and a babychange room as well as baby changing facilities for parents/carers in wheelchairs.

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

You can download our full accessibility statement on our website:

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