Explore the museum
Come and explore our hands-on, interactive galleries all designed for families to have fun together.
The Museum is based in the village of Great Missenden, where Roald Dahl lived and wrote for 36 years. Once you enter through our Wonka gates you’ll be able to explore three packed galleries all featuring hands-on activities, sounds, moving images and crafts — alongside original material from the Roald Dahl archive.
Step through the giant chocolate doors (that really do smell of chocolate!) to discover how some of Roald Dahl's childhood experiences inspired his books. Rummage through Roald's school satchel, find out about some school pranks and dress up in Roald's school uniform.
Your chance to see the centrepiece of the Museum, Roald Dahl's Writing Hut. Peek at all the unusual objects Roald kept on hand while he wrote and discover how his real life experience inspired the stories. You can also see some props and costumes from film and tv adaptations, peek in drawers and have a go on the Spark-o-meter.
The Story Centre
A room packed with creative activities. Be inspired by Roald Dahl and make up your own rhymes, invent a new character or create some swahsboggling sentences. You can also direct a stop-motion animation, dress us as your favourite Roald Dahl character or take a seat in our replica writing chair - the perfect spot for a photo op.
George’s Crafty Kitchen
Take some creative time out and pull up a chair in the George's Crafty Kitchen — you're just in time for Grandma to take her medicine! Pick up some craft sheets and colour, cut and decorate to your heart's content. Add your creation to our wall or take it home with you.
Our delightfully secluded courtyard is the perfect place for a bit of fresh air. See if you can spot all 17 Quentin Blake illustrations hiding outside, and guess which books they are from. On fair-weather days you can enjoy food from Canny Cafe (weekends and school holidays) or picnics al fesco.
A delightfully sensory place to visit complete with trees, sounds and smells. See if you can guess all five Roald Dahl books in the wood, all hinted at through interactive activities. This room is also where storytelling takes place on selected dates.
“This beautiful little museum is a must see. It retains the magic that Roald Dahl had created and wonder of all his stories.”
“Amazing day out with my 3 boys, the museum really celebrates the life and legend in a way that is accessible to all.”
“I loved the tour, it was very exciting. I recommend it because the experience was outstandingly amazing and fun. I really enjoyed my trip and had the best day of my life at the Roald Dahl Museum!”
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