Chiltern Open Air Museum
Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire
Average time spent – 3 hours
Things to do at Chiltern Open Air Museum review
Chiltern Open Air Museum is a large picturesque site in Chalfont St Giles Buckinghamshire. It is home to over 30 rescued and reconstructed historic buildings that take you on a tour through time and history.
Buildings include a reconstructed Iron Age House, Medieval and Tudor barns. Plus Victorian buildings including a Victorian far, toll house, a forge, a tin chapel, vicarage room and a newly-rebuilt Wychert Cottage. They even have a further 15 buildings in store awaiting funds for their re-erection.
You can see a small historic working farm which demonstrates traditional farming techniques from the past. They have rare breed animals, orchards and they grow heritage crops. Around the buildings, you will find small traditional gardens that complement the buildings they surround. There is even a Dig for Victory allotment showing vegetables they would have grown during the war.
There is also an adventure playground for the kids. It has been inspired by the sites unique heritage buildings with their own toll house, van and Anderson shelter to play in. They also host yearly family-friendly events.
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Important Information Chiltern Open Air Museum
Eating – There is a cafe and a tea room serving a choice of food and drinks.
Facilities in brief – Over 30 rescued and reconstructed historic buildings that take you on a tour through time and history, childrens play area. There are toilets and places to purchase food and drinks.
Entry price – *Mid-range
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Mid-range. An adult ticket costs around £10 and £6.50 for a child, under 4s, are free. Other pricing options including family tickets and passes are available.
Opening: Opening times and dates vary. For up to date opening times and dates please visit their website.
Car parking – Ample free parking is available.
Dog friendly? Dogs are welcome outside on a short lead, assistance dogs are also permitted in their buildings.
Address: Newland Park, Gorelands Ln, Chalfont St Peter, Chalfont Saint Giles HP8 4AB, Buckinghamshire, England. Phone: 01494 871117
Category – Museum – Indoors and Outdoors – Suitable for all ages
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