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Free entry to the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

Free entry to the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

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Did you know that every child taking part in The Big Friendly Read can visit the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre for free this summer?!

The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre is in Great Missenden, the Buckinghamshire village where Roald Dahl himself lived and wrote for 36 years.

The Museum has three interactive galleries to explore, taking you from Roald Dahl’s school days to his original Writing Hut. The Story Centre puts your imagination centre-stage with fantabulous activities to inspire the writer in you.

There are story-telling sessions, author visits, crafts and more to get stuck into, and after all the excitement you can end the day with some scrumdiddlyumptious snacks in Café Twit!

If you’re participating in the Summer Reading Challenge 2016, you can visit on a Saturday or Sunday for free! Just take your Big Friendly Read collector folder or one of the Big Friendly Read reward items you’ve earned along with you as proof you’re taking part.

To read the full terms and conditions and book your visit, head to the Museum website

  • Free entry is valid at weekends only.
  • Free entry is valid during the UK school summer holiday period from 25 June to 4 September 2016.
  • As proof of participation, children will need to bring and show their collector folder or an item that shows they are taking part, like the bookmark or The Big Friendly Read wristband. The invitation will not be proof of participation.
  • Children will need to be accompanied by adults. Adults accompanying children will have to pay for Museum entry.
  • Offer is valid for admission only, it does not apply to workshops or any other activities at additional cost.

Information for adults


Visit our School Zone to access free resources and Challenge ideas for your class.


Visit our Home Zone, full of useful Challenge information for parents, grandparents and carers. For information about supporting reading in the early years visit our Pre-School Zone.


Visit our Library Zone to find libraries near you running the challenge, and how to take part.