The Museum will re-open on Saturday 20 October
Update: following the flood and ongoing repair work, the Museum will re-open for the October half-term holiday on Saturday 20 October.
The flash floods in Great Missenden over the late May Bank Holiday weekend caused the Museum to close due to damage to the galleries.
The good news was that the flood damage was limited to one end of the site and Roald Dahl’s archive and Writing Hut were untouched. However, the most affected gallery needed a full refit, to guard against long-term water damage.
The Museum Shop, a treasure-trove of Roald Dahl books, toys, games and gifts remains open Tuesday to Friday from 10am to 5pm and on Saturday 10am to 4pm, alongside other independent gift stores and boutiques in the village. Get kitted out for summer with a giant peach t-shirt, a Matilda picnic lunch bag, and a BFG waterbottle.
You can also still buy lots of fantabulous Roald Dahl goodies online.
The Cafe at the Museum is open Tuesday to Friday from 9am to 5pm and on Saturday 10am to 4pm, serving freshly-made lunches and snacks, and a delumptious selection of home-made cookies and cakes. Try a slice of Bogtrotter cake washed down with a swishwiffler… but please, keep your whizzpops to yourself!
Great Missenden remains a great place for all Roald Dahl fans to visit, to walk the historic High Street and the beautiful Buckinghamshire woods in the author’s footsteps. Visitors can still pick up the Museum’s Village and Countryside Trail leaflets to explore the places that inspired Roald Dahl and appear in the stories. The Countryside Trail is a wonderful hour-long stroll, great for all ages, through the fields and beech woods in the heart of Roald Dahl Country.
Keep an eye on the Museum Facebook page for updates.