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Chiltern Open Air Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Genuine enthusiasm to take us back in time.

Visited on a grey rainy day, not the best conditions for a visit to an open air museum. However it... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Martin W
St Neots, United Kingdom
via mobile
Back in Time

Came here with my wife and what a wonderful treat it was, 3hrs of viewing buildings from years gone... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Coventry England
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  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“open air museum”(37 reviews)
“large site”(7 reviews)
“iron age”(12 reviews)
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Newland Park Gorelands Lane, Chalfont St. Giles HP8 4AB, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited on a grey rainy day, not the best conditions for a visit to an open air museum. However it became a blessing as we had the place almost to ourselves. This in turn gave us the full attention of the staff and volunteers who...More

Thank Martin W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here with my wife and what a wonderful treat it was, 3hrs of viewing buildings from years gone by, it bought back so many memories. We definitely recommend anyone in the area with time on their hands to take a leisurely stroll round and...More

1  Thank Covbaggie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Despite living in the Chilterns for years, I've never visited this museum before. We went on a sunny Sunday in July, we were very impressed. I particularly liked the pre fab, and the iron age house. It is really pleasant just walking around the place...More

1  Thank vicky73111
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I hadn't been here since a school visit many years ago and was very unsure how much enjoyment my 3-year-old would get from it. But of all the places we've taken him, this was probably the one he engaged with the most. We loved how...More

1  Thank WWanderer20
Reviewed September 4, 2018

I was not sure whether this would be worth the visit but I was really very glad that I went. On a fine day it was a real pleasure to walk round the site which features a range of interesting and often quaint old buildings,...More

1  Thank David F
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

The weather was nice so we visited this museum and were genuinely surprised at how great it was. The shop entrance leads you to a really interesting and special place. It is spread over a large area there is a path which takes you round...More

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Reviewed August 29, 2018

Went with my family of mixed ages from my husband of 71 to my great granddaughter of 3. we all had a really great day. It was funny watching the kids washing dirty nappies using a washboard and dolly then putting them through the mangle....More

Thank Kiwifudge
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

I took my daughter here and was so impressed we brought an annual pass as I know we will return many times. Such a lovely place for a walk, to experience history and to eat. Food is reasonably priced and very nice. Every staff member...More

Thank Rosemary123456789
Reviewed August 24, 2018

Two grand-parents, a 2 year-old, a 5 year-old and an elderly dog enjoyed their day on many levels. Grandpa enjoyed the car-show, especially being able to show the boys the model of car he first owned. The boys enjoyed the space to run around. The...More

Thank Ann023
Reviewed August 22, 2018

Lots of interesting building from different ages. Staff very knowledgeable. A different day out, but still very enjoyable.Thank you.

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September 21, 2018|
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Response from AlinaRC | Reviewed this property |
Adults are 10.50, Children 6.50.You can easily spend the day here so good value for money. Small children are free or if you are local there is the option for an annual pass.
April 19, 2018|
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Response from ChilternOAM | Property representative |
Yes, there's plenty of space for picnicking.
October 30, 2017|
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Response from Bertie16 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, sorry I was only a visitor myself,contact Chiltern administration maybe the thing to do ,Regards Bertie.