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The Canny Café

The Canny Cafe logo which features an illustration of a steaming cup of coffee

The Canny Café is family-friendly and welcomes visitors of all ages. It serves delicious food and drink from the Museum courtyard. Hot and cold drinks, lunches, snacks and sweet treats can be purchased to enjoy outside in the courtyard or inside.

Get 10% off hot drinks if you bring your own cup.

Opening times
The Canny Café is open from 10.30am to 3.30pm on Saturdays and Sundays in term-time and every day that we are open in the school holidays. Check our holiday opening dates here

Family friendly
High chairs are available to use in The Canny Cafe and picnic seating areas and breastfeeding is welcome throughout the site. Free tap water is available and you can re-fill your water bottles from the fountain in the courtyard. There are baby changing facilities and a buggy store nearby.

Find out more about The Canny Café and their other local cafés on their Facebook page.

Other food and drink options

Feel free to bring your own food into the Museum. You can enjoy this in our picnic room or outside in the courtyard. There’s also a big park called the Buryfield (with two playgrounds!) just a few minutes’ walk away which is perfect for picnics. Just ask a staff member to point you in the right direction.

Local cafes
There’s a huge choice of cafes and pubs on our doorstep within a short walk or drive. If you fancy a bite to eat on the way home or want to pop out for a bit during your visit, take a look at our Local Area page for inspiration.



The Museum shop stocks all the Roald Dahl books, souvenirs, games and gifts you could wish for! You can also browse and buy Roald Dahl products online. Look out for special edition books only available to buy from the Museum.



The Museum has a block of loos divided into male and female (watch out, these loos might talk to you while you’re in there!). There are also two unisex loos by the café kiosk, one of which is accessible. There’s also a larger unisex accessible toilet by the Story Centre.



The Museum has level access with wide doors, except for a small step to one of our eating/activity spaces (a ramp is available) and our upstairs rooms which can be reached by a lift. We have two accessible loos and hearing loops at the tills. There’s lots more information on our Access page including our Access Policy, photos and videos. If you have any questions about access please email us or call 01494 892192.

If you would like to call us using the Next Generation Text Service (NGT) service please call 18001 01494 892192.


Changing Places toilet

The nearest Changing Places toilet is located at Tesco Amersham, London Road West, Amersham, Buckinghamshire, HP7 0HA. This is a 15-minute drive from the Museum. Find out more about the Tesco Amersham Changing Places toilet.


For very young visitors

We have a nappy change with changing table and spare supplies if you need any. We also have high chairs for use in our eating spaces and a buggy store by the ticket desk.

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Get 30% off Roald Dahl books

The Museum Shop stocks a huge array of Roald Dahl books — from Matilda to Wonka. You'll also get 30% off most titles online, you lucky things!

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