The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

Covid-19 update

Our latest update regarding Covid-19 and re-opening plans

Exterior of The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

Updated 9 April 2021

The Roald Dahl Museum is currently closed due to the lockdown in England, however our on-site shop and cafe will be re-opening on Friday 16 April.

Following the roadmap given by the government in February, the earliest we will be able to re-open the Museum is May; we are currently aiming to re-open for Guided Visits in May half-term.

We will be prioritising those with outstanding cancelled tickets from 2020 and early 2021 who requested for their tickets to be placed on hold; please keep your eyes peeled for an email from us over the coming weeks. If you have outstanding tickets but didn't reply to our cancellation email, please email to ensure you are placed on the priority list.

If you don't have outstanding tickets but are keen to book a visit, please sign up to our e-newsletter to be notified when tickets are back on general sale.

Beginning Friday 16 April, our cafe will be open for takeaway food and drink from 10am to 4pm on Fridays and Saturdays; you will be able to enjoy your takeaway in our pretty courtyard, if you wish. Takeaway afternoon teas will also be available for pre-order and collection.

From Friday 16 April, our on-site gift shop will be open selling a swizzfiggling selection of Roald Dahl goodies; opening times will be 10am to 4pm, Friday and Saturday only.

Our online shop is now returning from its closure for maintenance; products are being re-added to the site gradually.

Your shop & cafe purchases support the Museum's work to maintain Roald Dahl's archive for generations to come; thank you for your support during this difficult time!


Donate to the Museum

If you are able to, you can make a donation to the Museum via PayPal here. Any donation you are able to make will help us continue our work of preserving Roald Dahl's archive for everyone, and to inspire future generations to unlock their own stories.



Roald Dahl Country

Great Missenden remains a great place for all Roald Dahl fans to visit, to walk the historic High Street and the beautiful Buckinghamshire woods in the author’s footsteps. Visitors can still pick up the Museum’s Village and Countryside Trail leaflets to explore the places that inspired Roald Dahl and appear in the stories. The Countryside Trail is a wonderful hour-long stroll, great for all ages, through the fields and beech woods in the heart of Roald Dahl Country.