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Roald Dahl Museum

KidRated’s Roald Dahl Museum Top Tips:

  • With Roald Dahl’s centenary and a huge blockbuster movie of the BFG coming out this year, there’s never been a better time to visit
  • Perfect for bookworms, and kids who need a little more inspiration to read!
  • Don’t miss the wonderful treats to eat at Cafe Twit

The Roald Dahl Museum is a celebration of his life and works. It features three rooms based on different eras of his life and is aimed at children aged 6 to 12, though there are also fun activities for younger children.


Explore the Boy Gallery to learn about Dahl’s love for chocolate and schoolboy mischief. The Solo Gallery explores his travels in Africa and the mementos he kept when working in his Writing Hut. You can discover inventions with Willy Wonka and you can even test your sparkiness with the Sparkometer – do you have as much spark as Charlie from the chocolate factory or Sophie and her BFG?


Those who fancy a hand at writing themselves can pick up tips from the Story Centre. After sitting in the writing chair where Dahl came up with his ingenious ideas, or creating your own gobblefunk word, it’s hard not to feel inspired.


Throughout school holidays and at weekends, storytelling sessions are run hourly.


If you’re in the area for a weekend why not make it even more booktastic by visiting the Harry Potter Studios too?

Booking Advice:

  • You can buy tickets online or by phone
  • Book in advance for the fab activities – ring at least a day before workshops 
  • Term time weekends are a great time to go 
  • Under 5s go free

Parent P.O.V. by Laura Porter

  • Easy to reach by train from Marylebone station.
  • You can pick up a free map at the museum for a ‘Roald Dahl Village Trail’ and discover locations of significance to him in Great Missenden.
  • All children are given a ‘My Story Ideas Book’ and pencil so they can make notes while they go around the museum as, we were informed, this is how Roald Dahl liked to prepare his stories.
  • You’ve got to have a Whizzpopper hot chocolate from Cafe Twit!

You can find loads more information by Laura Porter at 



81 to 83 High Street
Great Missenden
HP16 0AL


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Phone number:

+44 (0)1494 892192


Opening hours:

Tuesday to Friday 10am-5pm
Weekends 11am-5pm

How to get there:

Nearest Station: Great Missenden

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  1. imojohn

    Very small in relation to the cost of admission. There are activities for children, which they generally enjoy, but little that one could not do at home. A better way of spending the cost of admission would be to buy a Roald Dahl book

  2. Kitty

    Gorgeous place to spend an inspiring couple of hours. Kids are given a lovely little ideas book to jot down their thoughts just like Roald Dahl did, and are encouraged throughout the museum to be creative with stop frame animation, crafts, making up words and hilarious story sessions they’re invited to act in. We really enjoyed it and would recommend to anyone who loves his books.

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