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High Street,
HP16 0AL

The Roald Dahl Museum

The Roald Dahl Museum


This is a fantastic new venue - opening summer 2005 - where visitors can discover more about Roald Dahl, one of the world's most popular authors, creator of Willy Wonka's chocolate factory, Matilda, The BFG and the disgusting Mr and Mrs Twit. Walk through the the chocolate doors and unearth secrets about the people and places which inspired Dahl's tales, use touch-screens to read his hand written notes and visit a replica of his writing hut. The museum is a treasure trove of lively hands-on displays, activities and story-making ideas, where you can pick up writing tips, not only from Dahl himself, but also from the likes of Phillip Pullman, J.K. Rowling, Jaqueline Wilson and Benjamin Zephaniah. Throughout the year there are activities for children and their families, as well as a programme of workshops and evening events for adults.

Opening times: Tues - Sun and Bank Holiday Mondays 10.00am - 5.00pm

Opening details

The Museum is open 10am to 5pm, Tuesday to Friday and 11am to 5pm Saturday and Sunday.

We are closed on Mondays, except bank holiday Mondays and Buckinghamshire half-term Mondays.


For ticket and booking information please see our Visiting pages.


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Map reference: SP 895012  Lat: 51.70241 Long: -0.70626

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Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesRamp to entrance
  • YesEntrance is well lit


  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesNut free
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas


The café has a step, but a portable ramp is available for those who need it. The café will do everything possible to cater for those with special dietary requirements. We recommend calling in advance of your visit on 01494 865113. The Café space is small but tables and chairs are moveable.