A great little family-friendly museum charity dedicated to exploring the creative craft of Roald Dahl, the world's number one storyteller.
Roald Dahl lived and worked in the beautiful village of Great Missenden for nearly 40 years. So many of his beloved books were directly inspired by details in the village and the Chilterns landscape. The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre is set on the High Street Dahl walked down every day, looking, in his own memorable phrase, with 'glittering eyes', seeking the extraordinary in the ordinary everyday. The Museum was founded as a home for the remarkable Roald Dahl Archive - his working papers, drafts, letters and ideas - revealing the stories behind the stories, in the place where they were written. The heart of the Museum is the interior of Roald Dahl's preserved Writing Hut, painstakingly moved from the garden of his former home, now a magical, messy shrine to imagination. You can see the very chair where Dahl sat to bring Charlie, James, Matilda and the BFG to life.
Since 2005 we have welcomed nearly a million visitors to our interactive galleries and creative workshops. Our schools programme is award-winning, and the cakes in our cosy cafe are pretty special too! Great Missenden has been voted one of the top 100 places to walk in the UK, so come and enjoy the Museum, then take one of our trail leaflets and stretch your legs in the heart of the Chilterns. Tickets are valid for unlimited returns visits for a year.