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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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Some Enchanted Evening....

Despite living around a 15 minute drive from the museum, I didn't even know it existed until a relative posted an advert about an Enchanted Museum evening. It was to be full of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Harefield, Middx
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Harefield, Middx
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Despite living around a 15 minute drive from the museum, I didn't even know it existed until a relative posted an advert about an Enchanted Museum evening. It was to be full of fairytale characters and even a unicorn! As my youngest daughter had missed a few of her usual activities due to a family bereavement, I thought this would... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Visited on bank holiday with family, wasn't too sure what to expect and chose to go because there was the added attraction of seeing Roman gladiators which we thought would make it more interesting for the children which was fantastic. The 'museum' itself is basically a collection of buildings from an iron age roundhouse to a 1930's prefab, spread over... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We have just had a lovely afternoon at the chiltern open air museum! My 5 year old son was in his element running around and looking at all the different buildings and what they have to offer (dressing up, people in costume, activities) The play area was quite small but lots of fun. The Tea room serves nice light lunches... More 

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53 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Chiltern Open Air Museum has been a family favourite for a number of years. The museum principally conserves agricultural and rural buildings from the Buckinghamshire area by dismantling them at their original site and reconstructing at the museum. There are also WWII prefabs as well as a fantastic iron age roundhouse. The site is well spaced out with woodland walks... More 

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ChilternOAM, Visitor Experience Manager at Chiltern Open Air Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review - we were delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the Museum. We love to hear from our regular visitors and really enjoy seeing you all; it's great to see the same faces coming back throughout the year. We do also try to keep our admission... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

I Took my two year old to this place as a day out. decent child activities in this part of the world seem to be sparsely available. There is only one play area which kept the little one entertained for a while but really not worth the £8+ entrance charge. Nettles everywhere she got stung several times. The general upkeep... More 

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ChilternOAM, Visitor Experience Manager at Chiltern Open Air Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, and we were sorry to hear that the Museum was not what you expected. There are many childrens' activities available at all times here, including dressing up; playing with historic toys and games in several of our buildings; borrowing free backpacks and 'story bags' with toys and storybooks in for younger visitors; using our bespoke... More 

Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I visited the Chiltern museum on my way home from Hampshire, and it was well worth a visit. The buildings are very authentic, and you really get the feel of rural life in the Chilterns. The parkland and woods are beautiful, and I particularly liked the traditional farm. Enjoyable and relaxed day out.

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ChilternOAM, Visitor Experience Manager at Chiltern Open Air Museum, responded to this review

Dear Paul Thank you for taking the time to leave your review of our Museum. It's great to hear that visitors enjoy spending time here at our beautiful site. We do our best to keep our buildings and landscape unspoilt and authentic so people can experience life in the Chilterns as it used to be. Thank you for stopping by,... More 

Renfrewshire
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63 reviews 63 reviews
31 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We went with our grandchildren to an event held here. We had previously visited the museum and thought it very good. On this occasion it was to see jousting. The children loved the horses and it was a lovely day. The only problem was their catering. It was the May bank holiday so there were lots of folk there. The... More 

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ChilternOAM, Visitor Experience Manager at Chiltern Open Air Museum, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review, and I was very pleased to hear that you had enjoyed our Medieval Jousting event. I'm sorry that you encountered queues for our catering facilities. We do our best to prepare for events but our catering facilities are limited in size and we can only pre-prepare so much food (we had run out... More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Very reasonable entrance charges. Beautiful setting, very relaxed and friendly. Lovely interesting properties to look around, kids play area, kids activities, horses, pigs, sheep, chickens, open spaces, lovely picnic spots, or well priced basic cafe. We loved it.

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ChilternOAM, Visitor Experience Manager at Chiltern Open Air Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review, which was a real pleasure to read. We're absolutely delighted that you and your family enjoyed your time here, and hope to welcome you back to the Museum again soon. More 

Hitchin, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We visited on the opening weekend of the 2015 season when admission was by donation, received a warm welcome from the museum volunteers, and had an all-round enjoyable visit. The museum is divided into four broad areas, although there are also plenty of outlying buildings. These are the village green, the Chiltern farmstead, the Wood End 'industrial' area featuring rural... More 

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ChilternOAM, Visitor Experience Manager at Chiltern Open Air Museum, responded to this review

We're always so grateful when a visitor takes the time to leave feedback after a visit to our Museum, and reading yours was an absolute pleasure. We're so pleased that you enjoyed your time here and found so much to see and do - we agree with you that it's a wonderful place to explore, with lots to keep the... More 

Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Really good historical museum with so much to explore with little ones. .We were there to watch our son in a 10k run last Sunday.Our Grandchildren loved the open spaces to run around. They loved meeting the horses,sheep cows and chickens in the Victorian Farmyard . They were fascinated by the Forge and played with the toys in Thame cottage.Stories... More 

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ChilternOAM, Visitor Experience Manager at Chiltern Open Air Museum, responded to this review

Dear Pat Thank you so much for your wonderful comments - it's lovely to hear that, despite the mud, you had a lovely time when you visited the Museum last week. We do try to make sure that all our visitors enjoy their time here and your feedback will mean such a lot to our volunteers. We look forward to... More 

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