The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

Museum re-opening

The Museum will re-open on Saturday 20 October

The Museum will re-open for the October half-term holiday on Saturday 20 October. Hooray!

You can buy general admission and workshops online


Join in with our Twits' Tricks and Matilda Magic half-term. Make mischievous clay critters, optical illusions, and witchy masks. Or pick up some brilliant drawing skills with illustrator Matt Buckingham. We've got great family workshops on each day, all you need to do is pick one!

Take a look at our brilliant half-term workshops

What happened?

A downpour over the late May Bank Holiday weekend casued flooding that forced us to close our Willy Wonka-style chocolate doors to visitors whilst essential repairs took place.

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.

Roald Dahl Country

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.