The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre


At the Museum we work hard to provide all our visitors with excellent customer service. It's great to know that other people think we're good too.

The Roald Dahl Museum Learning team collecting their Sandford Award

Above: our Learning team receiving their Sandford Award in 2018.

VisitEngland Gold Accolade 2018

In 2018 we were thrilled to be one of only 16 visitor attractions awarded a VisitEngland Gold accolade as voted for by members of the board’s Visitor Attraction Quality Scheme. The Gold accolade is awarded to attractions that demonstrate excellence across all areas.

Sandford Award 2018

The prestigious annual Sandford Awards are independently judged, recognising excellence in education programmes at heritage sites, museums, archives and collections across the UK.  We were delighted to receive a Sandford Award 2018-2023 for our schools programme.

Jodi Award 2017

In 2017, Signly, an app created by Intermedia, and Deafax in in conjunction with the Museum, for d/Deaf British Sign Language users, won the highly-respected Jodi Award.  Winners were chosen from a shortlist of museums, galleries, archives, libraries and heritage sites that make best use of technology to widen access for disabled people and those with sensory impairment.

VisitEngland Best Told Story 2014

In 2014 we received VisitEngland's Best Told Story accolade, awarded to attractions which communicate their story effectively and offer visitors ‘an interesting and entertaining experience’.

Other awards

  • Tiqets Remarkable Venue Awards 2021 - winner, Best Hidden Gem for UK & Ireland
  • Little Ankle Biters Awards 2020 – winner, Best Museum in Buckinghamshire
  • Little Ankle Biters Awards 2019 – winner, Best Museum in Buckinghamshire
  • The Hoop Awards 2019 – winner, Best Holiday Workshops
  • ACE Best Product Awards Finalist 2019 - Best General Publication, Shortlisted for the Museum edition of My Year
  • ACE Best Product Awards Finalist 2018 - Best Children's Publication. Shortlisted for the Museum edition of James and the Giant Peach
  • Beautiful South Sustainable Tourism Award 2011 – highly commended
  • VisitEngland's Best Small Visitor Attraction 2008
  • Tourism South East's ExSEllence Award for Best Small Tourist Attraction 2007
  • Civic Trust Award 2007 - longlisted
  • European Museum of the Year Award 2006 - highly commended
  • British Guild of Travel Writers' Best Tourism Project 2006
  • Gulbenkian Prize 2006 - longlisted