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Chiltern Open Air Museum

Newland Park Gorelands Lane, Chalfont St. Giles HP8 4AB, England
+44 1494 871117
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Three Cheers for the Chiltern Open Air Museum

What a gem this is, we only found out about it because it appeared briefly on an unrelated TV... read more

Reviewed yesterday
alwaysexplorer
Visited BH weekend and were treated to the gladiatorial battles

Took 8-year-old stepson on Sunday to see the gladiators battle it out for 1.5 hours in the sun. We... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jonathon79
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Chorleywood, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
Newland Park Gorelands Lane, Chalfont St. Giles HP8 4AB, England
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+44 1494 871117
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Reviewed yesterday

What a gem this is, we only found out about it because it appeared briefly on an unrelated TV programme. We chose a weekend when there was an Elizabethan themed event on. This included medieval crafts, a mock medieval wedding with musicians playing ancient instruments...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took 8-year-old stepson on Sunday to see the gladiators battle it out for 1.5 hours in the sun. We spent a few hours here and enjoyed the day, though wonder how entertain the lad would have been had it not been for the showmen and...More

1  Thank Jonathon79
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here as an adult group not really knowing what to expect but it was very interesting to see all the different types of buildings.

Thank DolphinBristol
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely and peaceful day out in this open air musuem. Essentially a collection of old and historical British buildings rescued from demolition, rebuilt and preserved within a lovely woodland setting. Quite busy on a hot bank holiday monday, mostly young families but not overly packed....More

Thank Ricky38London
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Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

All adults but there wasn't an option! Thought this was amazingly fabulous for the Easter Sunday! There is so much to see an do from the live folk band and real life actors showing what it was like back then in the olden days. Food...More

2  Thank Sarah C
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Although it was a very wet bank holiday, we braved the Open Air Museum and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. There are lots of fascinating buildings to see and the volunteers are very friendly and provide a host of information about the buildings. There is a...More

Thank Freddie K
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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

This is an entertaining day out. Buildings from different eras have been transported here and rebuilt exactly as they were. There is also a Stone Age hut. The woodland park setting is very tranquil and the rustic tea shop is a real pleasure.

1  Thank TheRealJeffHall
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Reviewed 13 December 2017

I'd previously gone in November with my wife and two kids and decided to go back with my daughter for the Victorian Christmas event. The museum is very atmospheric, a place to travel back in time and the staff are friendly. On the event me...More

1  Thank crag1975
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Reviewed 27 October 2017

Fascinating history of local buildings. We were lucky to visit on a day where heavy horses were being demonstrated which was fantastic. As a mixed age family group, there was something for everyone. I would say though as a Wheelchair user the paths were a...More

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Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

This museum is a lovely place to come just for a wander or for a school trip - if you are interested in history then there are numerous rebuilt houses and buildings from around the country. Lots of space and acres of woodland walks. There...More

Thank SoniaGriff
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mizg2001
19 April 2018|
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Response from ChilternOAM | Property representative |
Yes, there's plenty of space for picnicking.
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lucymagee
30 October 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.
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Laura P
30 May 2017|
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Response from ChilternOAM | Property representative |
Hi Laura Thanks for your enquiry. As a registered charity and independent museum which costs over £1000 to run each day and receives no regular external funding, I'm afraid that we are not able to offer free entry. Details... More
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