Visitors 5 years old and over £7.95. Tickets include re-entry for a whole year!

What's on at the Roald Dahl Museum

Roald Dahl storytelling

Take part in Roald Dahl storytelling on the following dates - no need to book, just listen out for announcements when you're here.

  • Saturday 9 September
  • Saturday 16 September
  • Sunday 24 September
  • Sunday 1 October
  • Saturday 7 October
  • Sunday 15 October
  • Every day during October half-term 21 to 29 October

Buzzwangling Beasts October half-term

Revolting Rhymes Storytelling

Saturday 21 to Sunday 29 October

Throughout the day – listen out for announcements

Listen to the Museum’s expert storytellers read from Revolting Rhymes, Roald Dahl’s book of re-written fairytales. This book is filled with revolting rhymes — be warned: It's no ordinary ‘once upon a time’.

Free with Museum entry

Buzzwangling Beast Battlecards Trail

Saturday 21 to Sunday 29 October

Celebrate 40 years of the book Dirty Beasts and hunt for battlecards around the Museum. You’ll find out about 8 awesome animals and make your own set of battlecards to play with.

Free with Museum entry. Pick up a trail sheet from the ticket desk

Create a Clay Critter

Monday 23 October, Tuesday 24 October and Wednesday 25 October

10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm 2.30pm and 3.30pm

There are so many villainous creatures in Roald Dahl’s tales from the Enormous Crocodile (who eats children!) to the Gruncher (a fire-breathing monster who eats anyone and anything!). Find out more about the fairytale roots of these larger-than-life beastly baddies, before getting your hands messy and making a clay sculpture of your favourite villain to take home. 

£4 per person plus Museum entry. Suitable for age 5 and up (age 2 to 5 will still be charged). Approx 45 minutes.

Boggled Box Beasts

Thursday 26 October and Friday 27 October

11am, 12pm, 2pm and 3pm

Roald Dahl loved to write about all sorts of beasts including some rather naughty giants in The BFG. In our junk modelling session, you will make your own crodswolloping creature, using lots of junk modelling materials. You can also add different patterns and textures for amazing effects! 

£4 per person plus Museum entry. Suitable for age 5 and up (age 2 to 5 will still be charged). Approx 45 minutes.

Buzzwangling walk

Tuesday 24 and Thursday 26 October

11.30am and 2pm

Stretch your legs and explore the picture-perfect village of Great Missenden, the place that inspired so many of the stories. Your guide will lead you out of the Museum to see some of the inspirational sights, with readings from some of the books along the way.

£4 per person plus Museum entry. All ages welcome but do bear in mind that the walk lasts 45 minutes to an hour. The walk is level, with some slight inclines, it’s mostly on pavement but there are some paths that may be muddy. The Museum and Library are step free.

Titchy Toddlers

Second Friday of the month during term-time, 10am to 12pm

Enjoy exclusive access to the Museum for little ones from 6 months to 4 years old and their adults. Toddle around the galleries, join in with special activities and take part in some Roald Dahl storytelling. Each themed session is based around Roald Dahl’s stories and characters and little ones will get to try out specially set-up activities as they explore. Our expert Titchy Tour Guide will be on hand to make sure you and your toddler get the most out of the morning. Adults can also help themselves to free tea and coffee and take the opportunity to chat to other parents and carers.

Friday 8 September: Tricks and Inventions

Catch Esio Trot, invent your own hidden animal trick and build a Hut like Roald Dahl’s. Join in with storytelling to make George a marvellous medicine and get messy mixing a witchy potion. What will yours do?! 

Friday 13 October: Travel and Transport

Go on a journey with James and the Giant Peach storytelling and build a cardboard box car for Danny and his dad. Dress up to become a pilot like Roald Dahl, fly paper planes and explore messy play transport tracks (old clothes advised!) 

Friday 10 November: Awesome Animals

Go on a safari to spot animals from Roald Dahl’s stories, catch Esio Trot and build a den for Fantastic Mr Fox. Get messy making animal patterns (you might want to wear old clothes…) and don’t forget to watch out for the Enormous Crocodile along the way! 

Friday 8 December: Fantabulous Food

Play in the Grubber sweetshop, add dinner to Mr Twit’s beard and join Fantastic Mr Fox’s feast. Enter Willy Wonka’s inventing room to imagine a new treat or explore messy play with food (old clothes advised!)  

£5 per child, per session. Accompanying adults FREE (max. 2 per paying child). Siblings under 6 months free. Children must always be accompanied. Tickets are for each individual event are not an annual ticket. Buggy store, baby change and buggy accessible galleries onsite.

Book Tickets

Book tickets

To book online, first select your Museum admission. You’ll then be given the option to add any workshops running that day.

Book Tickets


You’re welcome to bring your own food and drink to the Museum to eat in our picnic areas. Our shop sells cold drinks and a selection of treats, and you can pop out to buy food to bring back to the Museum.

Food stalls

We have pop-up food stalls in the courtyard during the summer holidays and October half-term holiday. We’ll post details of these on our Facebook page so keep an eye out!

Roald Dahl Museum Picnics


You can join in with storytelling sessions every day in school holidays and most weekend days. These sessions are brilliant fun and free to join in with, just keep an ear out for announcements when you’re here and go to as many as you’d like.

Roald Dahl Museum Storytelling

Everyone welcome

We aim to make a visit to the Museum easy and welcoming for everyone. The Museum is mainly on the ground floor with step-free access. There are some rooms upstairs but these can be reached by a lift. We have two accessible loos and a nappy change. Hearing loops are installed by the tills and we have a bespoke BSL smartphone app called Signly.

For full details about accessibility, please send us an email.

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