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Chiltern Open Air Museum

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Address: Newland Park, Chalfont St. Giles, England
Phone Number: 01494 871117
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Brilliant Family Day Out

Been several times with the family - normally on one of their themed days (WW2, Waterloo, Roman and Vikings). All of my children and nephews are history buffs and its a great spot... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Sean R
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been several times with the family - normally on one of their themed days (WW2, Waterloo, Roman and Vikings). All of my children and nephews are history buffs and its a great spot to get them into asking questions in a great outdoor space. Yearly membership is worth it if you live nearby. Smashing setting, food and drink is a... More 

Thank Sean R
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

It was a napoleonic war theme day, all the staff were in character. Was very fun and so much to see.would definitely visit again.

Thank Antony C
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Visited COAM on Saturday with family and friends. Lovely day out wondering around a large selection of historic buildings. The Well Head on the village green was very entertaining for the children! Recommend making your own beeswax candles guided by a very informative gentleman - well worth the couple of pounds extra cost. The woodland walk had some stunning views.... More 

1 Thank Ian M
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

We visited COAM after reading the reviews on TripAdvisor and weren't disappointed. In fact, we enjoyed it so much we bought an annual pass which was great value for money (£57) as they offset our days entry fee (£23) against the cost. They have lots of activities for children; storytelling, costume dress ups, educational talks, nature trails etc. I would... More 

1 Thank Graham B
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

Beauitful venue for such a lovely wedding. Amazing place and surroundings. All voluntary people oversee this venue and amazing job they do.

1 Thank Thebeddys
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Perfect on a sunny day. Visited on Bank Holiday Saturday and there were surprisingly few people there when it opened. It was lovely to stroll in the sunshine and our two grandsons aged 1 and 2 enjoyed being able to safely run around. The buildings are very interesting and well maintained. Nice cafe but we had taken a picnic. Plenty... More 

1 Thank Vanya C
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36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

Combines fresh air, countryside and interesting buildings. Lots for children to do, even my 10 year old such as building a model barn and playing with 1940's games. Beeswax candle making for small extra charge was fun and produced a nice souvenir. I came here years and years ago and so much has been added since. Tea room food was... More 

1 Thank Sleepysue29
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133 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I have never heard of this open air museum before, but we had booked a break in a hotel nearby and decided to go and have a look on a Sunday when it was Victorians and Georgians Day. It was not busy, mainly families with children, but we really enjoyed it as a couple, strolling around old buildings, hearing the... More 

1 Thank bookworm48London
Amersham, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This is a must during the holidays, best in the good weather. Make a day of it. The array of different periods of history, constructing the timber framed house is good fun. The prefab second world war house is ineteresting. The best is the round house. Very costly, especially if you have a large family.

1 Thank Paul W
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Really nice day out for all ages: the children have fun whilst learning all about life in the 'olden days' via the old schoolroom (with lovely old-fashioned toys), toll keeper's house, weaver's house, iron-age house etc. we all really loved the beautiful and relaxing countryside setting with the farm animals, orchards and well marked- out woodland walks. The special theme... More 

1 Thank Pollysmum82

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