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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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Really interesting place.

Went today for the first time. Weather was beautiful and the place was great. Armoured knights, sword fights, archery, a good playground for the kids, lots of good exhibits... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We unfortunately were only able to visit for an afternoon with two children 5 & 8 years., really need longer as we did not get to see all they had to offer. There was a Wonderful medieval event taking place which was excelkent . We all enjoyed the afternoon everyone we spoke to was knowledgeable and helpful. We shall visit... More 

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW via mobile

Went today for the first time. Weather was beautiful and the place was great. Armoured knights, sword fights, archery, a good playground for the kids, lots of good exhibits. Excellent place we loved it. Will be back.

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Dawlish, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

There is a lot to see. A blacksmith was busy at his forge, there is a Victorian corrugated tin chapel, mock up of an iron age house and much more to see.

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

Dear Ian Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review after your recent visit to the Museum. We were delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time here, and hope to welcome you back in the future. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015 via mobile

This is a real treasure. The volunteers are enthusiastic and allow the children to get stuck in with crafts and any event that occurs. We are members and get alot of value from it. Great way to encourage your child to learn about history

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

We were delighted to hear that you and your family enjoy spending time here, and we agree that our volunteers are what really what brings the Museum to life and makes a visit here so special. We are so grateful to you and our other annual pass holders for your support - we love seeing you all each time you... More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

The museum itself is fascinating, an amazing collection of buildings ranging from medieval barns to RAF Nissen huts from the 2nd world war, oddities like small pre-fabricated chapels, shepherds huts and even historic (working) toilets. There is a lot of vintage farming equipment in the buildings if you like old carts, harrows, ploughs and such like, There's also a woodland... 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 put together such a thoughtful review. It's great to hear what we're doing well, but constructive criticism is really valuable as it allows us to identify and fix issues that affect our visitors. We were really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the Museum and that you found lots to... More 

Harefield, Middx
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

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

Thank you for your lovely review, and we're so pleased that you finally found us! We've been working hard on our marketing recently so it's great to hear that it's working and we're welcoming new visitors. Our 'Enchanted Museum' event, which was part of the national 'Museums at Night' organisation, was pretty spectacular - where else can you see a... More 

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review following your recent visit to the Museum, and it's great to hear that you enjoyed our 'Roman Gladiators' event. We have 45 acres of beautiful Chilterns landscape as well as our 33 rescued historic buildings so there's lots to explore, but you're right - visiting for one of our special... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

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

Thank you for your lovely review, we were so pleased to hear that you and your son enjoyed your time here and found plenty to do! There's loads of space to run around and let off steam as well as lots to do inside our historic buildings so hopefully we managed to tire the little one out for you... Do... More 

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168 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 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 

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Additional Information about Chiltern Open Air Museum

Address: Address: Newland Park, Chalfont St. Giles, England
Phone Number: 01494 871117
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Buckinghamshire  >  Chalfont St. Giles
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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