The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre


The Café is the place for scrumdiddlyumptious food and drink.

The Cafe will be re-opening next week on 4 December. 

We're now offering takeaway and eat-in festive afternoon teas to pick up from our cafe. Find out more here

You can also order your Christmas goodies, from gingerbread houses to Christmas cake. Find out more here. 


Both Museum visitors and passersby are welcome to pop into the Cafe to order hot and cold drinks and choose from a specially selected selection of lunches, cakes and snacks. We also offer afternoon tea.

Opening hours

Wednesday to Sunday 10am to 4pm 

Pre-bookable food for your Guided Visit

Visitors booked on to a Guided Visit will have the option to book Takeaway Lunch or Afternoon Tea Boxes, which will be ready to pick up after their Museum tour.

Lunch Boxes cost £8 for adults, and £6 for children.  Adults’ Lunch Boxes include ham and cheese sandwiches, a soft drink and a freshly baked scone with jam and clotted cream (veggie tomato, mozzarella and pesto sandwich option available). Kids’ Lunch Boxes contain either jam or cheese sandwiches, a soft drink, a packet of raisins and a delicious sweet treat. 

Afternoon Tea Boxes cost £12 per person and include a selection of sandwiches, sweet treats and delicious homemade scones, as well as your choice of a fabulous Twist Tea or Grand Cafe coffee. 

You can add these to your booking online, or over the phone.

A picnic box for two with drinks and sandwiches

Above: adult picnic box for two


Our pretty courtyard will remain open for Cafe customers and those who would like to eat their Takeaway Boxes at the Museum. We also have a limited amount of indoor seating availble on a first come, first served basis. Alternatively, visitors can use the Buryfield for a picnic, which is a short walk away.

COVID-19 safety

Social distancing rules apply in the Cafe, so please follow the signs and guidance from our staff. All purchases from the Café help support the Museum charity. 


Caketastic, lipsmacking, fabulous!

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For enquiries please contact 01494 865113. Alternatively you can email