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Chiltern Open Air Museum

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Address: Newland Park Gorelands Lane, Chalfont St. Giles HP8 4AB, England
Phone Number: +44 1494 871117
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Have just come home from a wonderful afternoon exploring the site - the children loved the 'big horses', sheep close enough to really see even though the size of the cows in the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Chalfont St Giles
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Have just come home from a wonderful afternoon exploring the site - the children loved the 'big horses', sheep close enough to really see even though the size of the cows in the paddock were daunting to the littlest! We didn't visit Santa because there was too much to do - making snow flakes (Daddy got into a pickle), making... More 

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Thank SonnyDisposition
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I bought an annual pass and visited several times this year. Had we had more free time, we'd have been lots more too. The children loved it and showed no signs of getting bored. Periodically during open season, the museum runs themed weekends, which involve reenactments and themed activities. This year we saw suffragettes protesting, watched an Elizabethan sword fight,spoke... More 

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Thank Mugawump
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Needing to find something out about Iron Age Roundhouses for our grandson's half term homework project we turned to Google and up popped the Chiltern Open Air Museum (COAM) at Chalfont St Giles. A trek around the M25 brought us to what was probably one of the best days out we have experienced for many years. With reasonable entry costs,... More 

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Thank Cerys D
Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

What a wonderful place its set in a beautiful area with lots to see, and wonderful people to talk to. They have some great building with all he thing that people used to live for 2000 years. the café was really fantastic and very good quality the staff were lovely and couldn't do enough for us. You walk around in... More 

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Thank William H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Me and my partner came here with the knowledge things would not always be open as it was September and a week day. We left our children behind as they would be bored walking around into old fashioned houses, as most would. However, we found it very interesting and enjoyed the walk. I think the negative reviews are people simply... More 

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Thank Michael H
Ealing, London
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

So calming to come here after a hectic week. Farm animals, fresh air, fields, fun, folk music and forest. We love it. The kids love to play with the old fashioned toys and will walk lots knowing that there's Purbeck salted caramel ice cream at the end!

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Thank paintingporter
Dartford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Great selection of buildings and all so beautifully preserved. Plenty of information boards detailing the history of each building. The enthusiastic volunteers are a mine of information. We were fortunate to visit on a very quiet day, so it seemed we had the place to ourselves. Small café serving some lovely cakes and a tea hut with a limited selection.... More 

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Thank lynne j
St Albans, United Kingdom
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314 reviews
226 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

The Chiltern Open Air Museum is set in the heart of the Buckinghamshire countryside and affords magnificent views over the fields and forests of this picturesque region. It is easily accessible from London via the M40 or M25 motorways. Manned by friendly volunteers the centre is very welcoming and offers many interesting events throughout the year. These events and the... More 

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Thank Barry S
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

A varied range of activities regularly on offer, a wide range of buildings of historical interest, supports children's education in school. Play areas and activities on offer, specialised days during the summer and often at weekends, lovely area for walking.

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Thank Pauline50-11
London, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
37 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

This excellent attraction is an evocation of life in the towns and villages of the Chilterns including a number of reconstructed buildings including school rooms, blacksmiths, granaries and even a large public toilet. Very quiet and relaxing in great countryside.

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