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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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Pleasantly surprised

I hadn't been here since a school visit many years ago and was very unsure how much enjoyment my... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Ramsbottom, United Kingdom
Charming museum in a delightful setting

I was not sure whether this would be worth the visit but I was really very glad that I went. On a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
David F
Chester, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent57%
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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“open air museum”(37 reviews)
“large site”(7 reviews)
“iron age”(12 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Newland Park Gorelands Lane, Chalfont St. Giles HP8 4AB, England
+44 1494 871117
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Reviewed 3 days 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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed August 11, 2018

Chiltern open air does a great job of bringing history to life with enthusiastic volunteers and a wonderful setting. We timed our visit for one of the many weekend events over the summer. It focused on rural crafts and there were demonstrations of basket weaving,...More

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ChilternOAM, Manager at Chiltern Open Air Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2018

Thank you for your lovely review.

Reviewed August 8, 2018

Despite living locally I’d only been once before, a few years ago. Just brought a friend over for the day - she is a historian and took a really knowledgable interest in all the vernacular buildings on the site. We enjoyed walking around - such...More

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Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

Visited on 30th July with 2 kids age 8 & 10. We arrived around 12 and left just gone 4. Had hours of fun decorating biscuits 🍪, making “noise makers” & hunting for 8 “lost”cherries 🍒. Don’t forget to say hello to the goats 🐐!...More

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September 21, 2018|
Response from JM C | Reviewed this property |
Don’t remember but they have a website, charges will be on there
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.