The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

Visit the Roald Dahl Museum, a great little family attraction in Great Missenden, the heart of Roald Dahl Country.

A bit about us

Come face-to-face with Fantastic Mr Fox, measure up to your Roald Dahl heroes, pull a power pose next to Matilda and discover Roald Dahl's famous Writing Hut - the birthplace of your favourite characters - at the Museum of the World's No.1 Storyteller.

STORYTELLING

Join in with free Roald Dahl storytelling at weekends and in school holidays. See website for exact dates.

CRAFTS AND TRAILS

You’ll get a trail sheet when you arrive to help you explore, as well as your very own Story Ideas Book. If you’re the arty sort you can while away the hours in our Crafty Kitchen at the back of the Museum.

STRETCH YOUR LEGS

Pick up one of the free trails to explore the local area that inspired Roald Dahl. Why not visit Mr Fox’s woods?

FOOD AND DRINK

We have plenty of indoor and outdoor picnic tables. You can pop out for food or buy some snacks in the Museum Shop. Look out for pop-up food stalls in the school holidays, details online.

VISIT THE SHOP

Perfect for pocket money items and gifts, plus exclusive Museum edition books.

A HELPING HAND

We’ve got a baby change, high chairs, a buggy store, accessible loos and a drinking fountain to make your visit as easy as possible.


Accessibility

For visitors with mobility impairments

The Museum is mostly based on the ground floor which is fully accessible. Upstairs rooms can be accessed by a lift.  All Museum corridors, spaces between exhibits and doors are compliant with the Equality Act 2010 and at least 90 cm wide, with corridors being 110 cm wide at the narrowest point.

The Museum has two disabled access toilets. Both disabled access toilets are on the ground floor, are unisex and have an emergency pull cord as well as automatic lights. 

For visitors with hearing impairments

There are audio loops at the shop and ticket till and in Solo gallery.

All three galleries have audio visual presentations on loops, with audio transcripts permanently available. All galleries have interactive touch-screen monitors and other low-tech interactive activities. There are interpretation boards in a variety of font sizes and heights.

The Museum has a bespoke smartphone app called Signly. This app makes use of downloadable free software and the smartphone camera to capture individual QR (Quick Response) codes placed around the galleries and generate a BSL insert interpreting Museum content. More information can be found at http://signly.co/apps/roald-dahl/. Instructions on how to download the app software are also available on leaflets located in the Museum ticketing area.


  • The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre
  • The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre
  • 81-83 High Street
  • Great Missenden
  • Buckinghamshire
  • HP16 0AL

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  • THU:10am to 4.30pm
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