Visit to The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre, Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire
This year is the 100th anniversary of the birth of Roald Dahl.
To help mark the event, we have arranged a special guided tour of the museum and archive collection in the picturesque Buckinghamshire village of Great Missenden. Roald Dahl lived here for 36 years up to his death in 1990, and many of his stories are set in and around the village.
After his death Dahl’s widow was determined to find a home for his amazingly complete collection of manuscripts, photographs, ‘Ideas Books’ and letters (including all the letters he sent home to his mother from boarding school from the age of nine).
Roald Dahl himself had wanted his archive to be kept together in the UK. After nearly ten years of fundraising an old Coaching Inn in Great Missenden was re-opened as a museum devoted to Roald Dahl’s life and work.
Our tour will include the entire museum as well as a special tour of the archive collection. If you come early, you can follow either the village or countryside trail to get to the museum which can be downloaded from the Museum’s website
Places limited, advance booking essential.
Travel information: Use the Chiltern Line from London Marylebone to Great Missenden. Trains leave every half hour, journey time is about 40 minutes. (The 12.57 train from Marylebone arrives at 13.38). The Museum is some five minutes’ walk from the station – see here for the map and directions.
(NB. Don’t mix this museum up with the Roald Dahl Gallery in the Buckinghamshire County Museum at Aylesbury. The venue we are going to is definitely the Museum and Story Centre at Great Missenden)
Please note: Cancellations for a refund via Eventbrite can only be made up to 6pm on 15th September, a week before the visit. Please allow extra time to locate the museum if this is your first visit.