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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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A Wonderful Family Day Out

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 27, 2015
Graham B
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English first
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 NEW

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 

Thank Graham B
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5 reviews
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.

Thank Thebeddys
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 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 

Thank Vanya C
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32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 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 

Thank Sleepysue29
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133 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 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 

Thank bookworm48London
Amersham, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 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.

Thank Paul W
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 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 

Thank Pollysmum82
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Lots of buildings to see, things to touch and experience. Good to save more time for this place. Great fun playing old toys and watching how people cooked 200 years ago.

Thank Tamara G
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25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

They often put on very good activities for kids, and recreate historical events. Maintained mostly by volunteers it seems, who all do a great job. Cafe nothing special but you can easily bring your own picnic!

Thank Grayal
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I work for a charity called young carers, today we took 25 6-8 year olds and we had a great time. The staff were so helpful and friendly and the activities we booked we fun and informative. Very happy and will use again. Special mention to Cathy who was so organised and really lovely.

Thank Maria H

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