You'll be able to step through our chocolate doors, peek into Roald Dahl's hut and make up your own stories once again!
Join us from Saturday 20 October when we re-open our doors after a summer of essential repairs.
A downpour over the late May Bank Holiday weekend forced us to close whilst we fixed some of the Museum spaces.
Fortunately, the flood damage was limited to one end of the site and so Roald Dahl’s Archive and his world-famous Writing Hut were unharmed. However, the Story Centre Gallery has had to be completely stripped out – including the floor – and rebuilt from scratch.
Once we re-open you'll have to pop by and say hello. You'll find us in Great Missenden, the Buckinghamshire village where the World’s No.1 storyteller lived and wrote for 36 years. Inside you'll discover three very hands-on, multi-media galleries ideal for both Grandpa Joes and miniscule Matildas to explore and enjoy, as well as a cosy cafe and shop. The best news is that your tickets now include re-entry for a whole year, so you can visit us again and again.
The Museum will be opening just in time for half-term. The week will be full of Twits’ Tricks and Matilda Magic - optical illusions, kaleidoscopes and crazy contraptions. Come and create a disgusterous Twits’ dinner plate, a witchy mask or a clay critter and join in with swishwiffling storytelling. Take a look at our What's On pages to pick your workshop.
Great Missenden is the essential scrumdiddlyumptious place for all Roald Dahl fans to visit. Follow one of our trails to walk in the author’s footsteps along the historic High Street and in the beautiful Buckinghamshire woods, exploring the places that inspired him and appear in his stories.