Enjoy splendiferous fun at the Roald Dahl Museum

Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire

Ever wondered where Charlie and the Chocolate Factory started or what a Bogtrotter cake might taste like? This family-friendly museum has answers for children and adults of all ages.

Aimed at kids (but with plenty for adults too), this museum is dedicated to the life and works of one of Britain's most cherished authors - Roald Dahl.

Converted from an old coaching inn, the museum features two fun and fact-packed biographical galleries where you can rummage through Dahl's extensive photo albums, smell the giant chocolate doors from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and poke around Dahl’s Writing Hut. There’s also the Story Centre where visitors are encouraged to don costumes, make up stories and let their imagination run wild.

Follow up the visit with a trip to Café Twit where Oompa Loompa lunch bags, SandWitches and Whizzpoppers are a lunchtime staple. Whilst in the area, why not take a wander around the village and beyond, using the Museum’s free Village and Countryside Trail guides which point out the places that inspired Roald Dahl and feature in the stories.

The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre is open every day of the week (except most Mondays) and a family ticket for 2 adults and up to 3 children costs £22.60. Tickets can be purchased online in advance or on the day at the entrance desk.

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The Roald Dahl Museum and Story CentreThe Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre ©VisitBritain / Olivier Roques-Rogery

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