This great little award-winning Museum is aimed at 6 to 12 year olds and their families and is situated in the picturesque Chilterns village of Great Missenden where Roald Dahl lived and wrote for 36 years. The Museum has three fun and fact-packed interactive galleries. Boy Gallery focuses on Roald Dahl’s school days. Solo Gallery features his original Writing Hut. The Story Centre offers all sorts of fantabulous creative displays and activities to get involved with. In the school holidays and at weekends, an exciting range of workshops, events and free storytelling sessions take place. Free craft activities are always on offer, while the Village and Countryside Trails lead intrepid visitors around Great Missenden to see the places that inspired Roald Dahl and feature in the stories.
The Museum and Shop are step-free and fully wheel - and push chair accessible. The Café has a step but there is a bell for assistance and a ramp is available. There are three fully accessible loos. There is a manual wheelchair available to borrow, though the Museum advises calling in advance to ensure it is available. Carers receive free admission. For further access information, go to www.roalddahl.com/museum/visit/accessibility
You may like to try out the Museum’s Sign Language app, Signly. You can download the app before your visit (or while at the Museum using the free WiFi), and use it to unlock filmed BSL-signed information around the galleries by scanning QR codes. There are over 20 Signly points around the Museum - it’s like having your own interpreter in your pocket.
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre
81-83 High Street