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The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

81-83 High Street, Great Missenden HP16 0AL, England
+44 1494 892192
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Great place to stretch your childs imagination

I was sceptical after reading some reviews but gave it a go and I intend take my little nephew. We... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
lucy c
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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Surprise find!

We were visiting Harry Potter studios and before travelling home, we wanted to take the kids to one... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
GableEnd
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Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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This great little award-winning and family-friendly Museum contains two fun and fact-packed biographical galleries, the fantabulous interactive Story Centre and a sunny courtyard. Situated in Great Missenden where Roald Dahl lived for over 36 years, it was created as a home for the author’s archive (which visitors can see on our regular tours) and as a place to inspire creativity and a love of reading in children, about which Roald Dahl was passionate.
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  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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81-83 High Street, Great Missenden HP16 0AL, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was sceptical after reading some reviews but gave it a go and I intend take my little nephew. We did the workshop and actives from making your own film.. projection of your own story and writing your own stories prints in so many fun...More

Thank lucy c
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were visiting Harry Potter studios and before travelling home, we wanted to take the kids to one last place. I found this online and decided to take a drive out to it. Was really wonderful. The children being big fans of Roald Dahl could...More

Thank GableEnd
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went with son and grandchildren during half term so the museum was well filled. Some of the exhibits were of no interest to the children being mainly written, and some of little interest to adults. I suppose that overall we were all a bit...More

1  Thank norman_white
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Was staying in Horsham and had read about this museum and decided to go check it out. It's about an hour and 15 mins from Horsham. When we passed the car park was really full but if you keep going along the road and there's...More

Thank Re3sf4mi1y
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

Took our grandaughter to the museum and loved every moment. Slightly disappointed that there wasn't any workshops on. We were travelling from Northern Ireland and our half term was a week later than English schools. That aside we really enjoyed it a lot. I'm a...More

Thank PinkPyjamas
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

I think the price is reasonable. It was very busy (due to half term) and this put me off a bit as it was difficult to see everything with lots of people in the way. I liked reading about his life and the activities available...More

1  Thank Emma C
Reviewed 24 October 2017

I am moved to writ a review after the lovely visit I had today with my two boys (4&6). They are very "spirited" children and usually don't suffer museums gladly but we spent 4 wonderful hours with you, including a fabulous storytelling session in which...More

1  Thank Earthlybend
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

If you look at the reviews and are wondering do I go, then let me help you with one word and three letters - YES! We went on a wet day, typical for autumn and we had the most amazing time. We arrived at 10am...More

1  Thank Steve A
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

Good for young children, but for adults it is lacking. It compromises of two informative rooms about his life and the rest is for children to play in and write etc. Not really for adults. Friendly staff though and a nice little gift shop

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Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Too expensive .interesting . Not enough for adults, good for children but to expensive for adult ticket +children's needs to change in my view.but village lovely & model village near by even better .More

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roalddahlmuseum, Public Relations Manager at The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Many thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. I’m sorry that although you found the Museum to be interesting, you felt it was expensive. Our Museum is designed to be a family experience, and we encourage every age group to get involved...More

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Charley R
19 September 2016|
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Response from Bethany F | Reviewed this property |
We spent most of the day there. They have 2 walks that we took that are "Roald Dahl inspired" so where he came up with ideas. The main walk was about an hour. We also had lunch - which always takes up a good proportion of... More
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UkFlying_high
17 July 2015|
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Response from Likesmifood | Reviewed this property |
I think it will depend on the 3 year old but I suspect as others have advised 3 is a little too young. They really need to be into books and competent readers to get the most out of it. There is some interactive activity... More
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