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The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

Which is my favourite Roald Dahl Story?

The choice is so hard, ‘James and the Giant Peach’ is great, ‘ Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ a classic, but I think ‘THE BFG’  wins.

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Our well read copy of THE BFG

If your children loved Roald Dahl books and you want to pass that love on to their Mayhems then The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre is the place to visit.

The centre aims to encourage children to be creative writers and is full of activities aimed at  6 – 12 year olds.

Suitable for all 6  year old upwards – limited activities for toddlers

Where: 81-83 High Street Great Missenden Buckinghamshire HP16 0AL (closed Mondays)
Admission: under 5 free – family tickets, concessions + additional charge for some workshops
Website: www.roalddahl.com/museum

We loved the two galleries, ‘boy’ and ‘solo’, which are based on Roald Dahl’s life. You can see Roald Dahl’s Writing Hut, complete with all its original contents and furnishings and find out about his early childhood in the Solo gallery.

The Writing Hut in Solo Gallery

Roald Dahl’s writing hut

 There was a mixture of information and things to look at so Papa Joe and I had plenty to keep us interested while the Mayhems enjoyed activities such as making books. A hit was simple computer activity using models to make a short animation.

After our visit we wandered around Great Missenden. Roald Dahl lived nearby in Gipsy House and there is a free trail to see the house and places that have their way into his books.

You can visit his grave in the nearby Church of St Peter and Paul.


Getting There 81-83 High Street Great Missenden Buckinghamshire HP16 0AL –  a short walk from Great Missenden Station  
parking is limited – pay and display car park 5 minutes walk away. sat nav HP16 9AE 
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