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 h...

The Roald Dahl Museum
81-83 High Street, Great Missenden HP16 0AL
Great Missenden

The Roald Dahl Museum


Fantasic For Families

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.


Accessibility

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 hello@roalddahlmuseum.org.

You can download our full accessibility statement on our website: http://www.roalddahl.com/museum/visit/accessibility


Our Events

  • Great Missenden

    Chiddlers’ Hour: Esio Trot

    03-Apr-2020 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    81-83 High St,

    Chiddlers’ Hour: Esio TrotCome for songs, craft and play based on storytelling from Esio Trot. 

    0 - 3 years
    4/3/2020 10:30:00 AM 4/3/2020 11:30:00 AM

    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 h...

    Chiddlers’ Hour: Esio Trot
    81-83 High St,, HP16 0AL
  • Great Missenden

    Chiddlers’ Hour: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    03-Apr-2020 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    81-83 High St,

    Friday 3rd April10.30am to 11.30am

    0 - 3 years
    4/3/2020 10:30:00 AM 4/3/2020 11:30:00 AM

    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 h...

    Chiddlers’ Hour: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
    81-83 High St,, HP16 0AL
  • Great Missenden

    Roald Dahl Storytelling: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    04-Apr-2020 11:30 AM - 15:00 PM

    Saturday 4th April11.30am and 3.00pm

    4/4/2020 11:30:00 AM 4/4/2020 3:00:00 PM

    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 h...

    The Roald Dahl Museum
    81-83 High St,, HP16 0AL
  • Great Missenden

    Oompa-Loompa Party

    04-Apr-2020 12:00 PM - 13:30 PM

    Oompa Loompa Party

    4/4/2020 12:00:00 PM 4/4/2020 1:30:00 PM

    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 h...

    The Roald Dahl Museum
    81-83 High St,, HP16 0AL
  • Great Missenden

    Make a Clay Chocolate Pot

    05-Apr-2020 11:30 AM - 15:00 PM

    Make a Clay Chocolate Pot

    5 - 16 years
    4/5/2020 11:30:00 AM 4/5/2020 3:00:00 PM

    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 h...

    The Roald Dahl Museum
    81-83 High St,, HP16 0AL
  • Great Missenden

    Make a Chocolate Masterpiece

    07-Apr-2020 12:00 PM - 13:30 PM

    Make a Chocolate Masterpiece

    7 - 16 years
    4/7/2020 12:00:00 PM 4/7/2020 1:30:00 PM

    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 h...

    The Roald Dahl Museum
    81-83 High St,, HP16 0AL
  • Great Missenden

    Decorate a Chocolate Easter Egg

    07-Apr-2020 15:00 PM - 15:00 PM

    Decorate a Chocolate Easter EggYour chance to be inventive with chocolate - just like Willy Wonka! Our friends from Auberge du Chocolat will help you decorate your very own chocolate Easter Egg using ...

    7 - 16 years
    4/7/2020 3:00:00 PM 4/7/2020 3:00:00 PM

    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 h...

    The Roald Dahl Museum
    81-83 High St,, HP16 0AL
  • Great Missenden

    Archive Taster Talks: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    08-Apr-2020 11:00 AM - 14:00 PM

    Archive Taster Talks: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    5 - 16 years
    4/8/2020 11:00:00 AM 4/8/2020 2:00:00 PM

    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 h...

    The Roald Dahl Museum
    81-83 High St,, HP16 0AL
  • Great Missenden

    Archive Taster Talks: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    08-Apr-2020 11:00 AM - 14:00 PM

    Wednesday 8th April11.00am, 12.00pm and 2.00pm

    5 - 16 years
    4/8/2020 11:00:00 AM 4/8/2020 2:00:00 PM

    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 h...

    The Roald Dahl Museum
    81-83 High Street, HP16 0AL
  • Great Missenden

    Make a Wonka Factory Machine

    08-Apr-2020 11:30 AM - 15:00 PM

    Make a Wonka Factory Machine

    5 - 16 years
    4/8/2020 11:30:00 AM 4/8/2020 3:00:00 PM

    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 h...

    The Roald Dahl Museum
    81-83 High St,, HP16 0AL
  • Great Missenden

    Write a Crodswolloping Chocolate Tale

    09-Apr-2020 11:30 AM - 13:30 PM

    Write a Crodswolloping Chocolate Tale

    7 - 16 years
    4/9/2020 11:30:00 AM 4/9/2020 1:30:00 PM

    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 h...

    The Roald Dahl Museum
    81-83 High St,, HP16 0AL
  • Great Missenden

    Roald Dahl’s Writing Hut Talks

    09-Apr-2020 12:00 PM - 15:00 PM

    Roald Dahl's Writing Hut Talks

    5 - 16 years
    4/9/2020 12:00:00 PM 4/9/2020 3:00:00 PM

    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 h...

    The Roald Dahl Museum
    81-83 High St,, HP16 0AL
  • Great Missenden

    Scoff ‘n’ Stroll

    10-Apr-2020 12:00 PM - 14:00 PM

    Scoff 'n' Stroll

    6 - 16 years
    4/10/2020 12:00:00 PM 4/10/2020 2:00:00 PM

    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 h...

    The Roald Dahl Museum
    81-83 High St,, HP16 0AL
  • Great Missenden

    Design a Wrapper for Wonka

    12-Apr-2020 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Design a Wrapper for Wonka

    5 - 16 years
    4/12/2020 11:30:00 AM 4/12/2020 12:30:00 PM

    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 h...

    The Roald Dahl Museum
    81-83 High St,, HP16 0AL
  • Great Missenden

    Wonka's Food Experiments

    13-Apr-2020 12:00 PM - 13:30 PM

    Monday 13th April12.00pm and 1.30pm.

    5 - 16 years
    4/13/2020 12:00:00 PM 4/13/2020 1:30:00 PM

    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 h...

    The Roald Dahl Museum
    81-83 High St,, HP16 0AL
  • Great Missenden

    The Great Chocoplot Workshop with Chris Callaghan

    14-Apr-2020 12:00 PM - 15:00 PM

    The Great Chocoplot Workshop with Chris Callaghan  

    5 - 16 years
    4/14/2020 12:00:00 PM 4/14/2020 3:00:00 PM

    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 h...

    The Roald Dahl Museum
    81-83 High St,, HP16 0AL
  • Great Missenden

    Roald Dahl Exclusive Archive Experience

    18-Apr-2020 14:00 PM - 15:00 PM

    Saturday 18th April2.00pm

    8 - 16 years
    4/18/2020 2:00:00 PM 4/18/2020 3:00:00 PM

    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 h...

    The Roald Dahl Museum
    81-83 High St,, HP16 0AL
  • Great Missenden

    Chiddlers’ Hour: The Magic Finger

    24-Apr-2020 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Friday 24th April10.30am to 11.30am

    0 - 3 years
    4/24/2020 10:30:00 AM 4/24/2020 11:30:00 AM

    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 h...

    The Roald Dahl Museum
    81-83 High St,, HP16 0AL
  • Great Missenden

    Chiddlers’ Hour: George's Marvellous Medicine

    01-May-2020 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Chiddlers’ Hour: George's Marvellous Medicine

    0 - 3 years
    5/1/2020 10:30:00 AM 5/1/2020 11:30:00 AM

    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 h...

    The Roald Dahl Museum
    81-83 High St,, HP16 0AL
  • FREE
    Great Missenden

    All About Archives Trail

    02-May-2020

    All About Archives Trail

    5/2/2020 12:00:00 AM 5/2/2020 12:00:00 AM

    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 h...

    The Roald Dahl Museum
    81-83 High St,, HP16 0AL
  • Great Missenden

    Museum Treasure Talks

    02-May-2020 12:00 PM - 14:00 PM

    Museum Treasure Talks

    5 - 16 years
    5/2/2020 12:00:00 PM 5/2/2020 2:00:00 PM

    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 h...

    The Roald Dahl Museum
    81-83 High St,, HP16 0AL
  • Great Missenden

    Crackling Clay Gremlins

    08-May-2020 12:00 PM - 15:00 PM

    Crackling Clay Gremlins

    5 - 16 years
    5/8/2020 12:00:00 PM 5/8/2020 3:00:00 PM

    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 h...

    The Roald Dahl Museum
    81-83 High St,, HP16 0AL
  • Great Missenden

    Awesome Aerial Art

    10-May-2020 12:00 PM - 15:00 PM

    Awesome Aerial Art

    5 - 16 years
    5/10/2020 12:00:00 PM 5/10/2020 3:00:00 PM

    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 h...

    The Roald Dahl Museum
    81-83 High St,, HP16 0AL

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