Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre is a great little award winning Museum. Situated in Great Missenden where Roald Dahl lived for over 36 years, it was created as a home for the authors archive (which visitors can see at regular tours). There are two fun and fact packed biographical galleries and a fantastical interactive Story Centre that inspires creativity.

Who to contact

Telephone
E-mail
hello@roalddahlmuseum.org
Website
Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

Where to go

Name
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre
Address
81-83
High Street
Great Missenden
Buckinghamshire
Postcode
HP16 0AL
Venue Notes

See our website for details on how to find us

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Tuesday to Friday; 10am to 5pm. Saturday and Sunday; 11am to 5pm. Closed most Mondays. Check the website for occasional Monday openings also Easter and Christmas openings.

Other Details

Cost Description
  • Adults £6.60. 
  • Children 5 to 18 years £4.40. 
  • Children under 5 Free 
  • Concessions £4.40 
  • Concessions are for students, people aged 60 or over or for those with disabilities Accompanying carers are admitted free of charge. 
  • Family ticket £21.00
  • (For 2 adults and up to 3 children.)

Age Ranges
Aimed at 6 to 12 year olds and their families

Local Offer

Description

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.
In order to ensure that all our visitors feel welcome:

  • The Museum and Shop are all fully wheel and pushchair accessible, as we are a step-free site. The Café has a step (we are a listed building and unable to change our layout) but there is a bell for assistance and a ramp is available.
  • We have two fully accessible toilets.
  • We have a manual wheelchair which you may borrow, though we do advise calling in advance to ensure it is available.
  • Carers receive free admission.
  • We have tactile maps, a hearing loop, and audio transcripts of audiovisual presentations.
  • We have a baby change room as well as baby changing facilities for parents/carers in wheelchairs.
  • We have 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'.
  • The Roald Dahl Museum launches a new app called Signly which allows visitors who are hearing impaired to explore the galleries with sign language interpretation.

Sign language is the preferred language for many hearing-impaired people, and the Signly app, now in use at the Museum, delivers smart signed content directly to the user’s device. The visitor simply opens the app and points it at a Signly logo to play the relevant video. Sign language interpreters appear via the app, as if the visitor had brought their own interpreter along in their pocket.

Users can, for example, aim their smartphone at the Signly label positioned near Roald Dahl’s writing chair to get signed content about the exacting daily routine he followed to create his famous tales. In total there are 24 Signly points around the Museum to explore.

Why not come for an inclusive family visit over the Christmas holidays; try out Signly and join in with Christmas clue trails, crafts and storytelling. 

Signly was conceived by Mark Applin, founder of Intermedia, and Deafax, a charity committed to transforming the lives of people whoa re deaf through technology. The Museum supported the creation of the app and facilitated on-site user testing to improve the app experience. For more information, the press release is available to download from the links on the right.

The app can be downloaded via the Apple App or Google Play stores either before a visit, or whilst at the Museum using the Museum’s free WiFi.

Please don't hesitate to call us 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.

Local Offer Age Bands
16 to 18
12 to 15
25 plus
19 to 25
2 to 4
All ages
0 to 1
8 to 11
5 to 7
Needs Level
All Needs Met
SEN Provision Type
Universal service (No referral required)
Last Updated
27/02/2020

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