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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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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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

A enjoyable day had by all. loved the reenactments and the differents displays. very educational but lots off fun at the same time

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

Thanks for your review - we're glad you loved our medieval event as much as we did! Hope to see you again soon. More 

High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We went yesterday with our two Spanish grandchildren aged 7 and 10 who are on summer holiday. We were sent round in circles getting them two activity backpacks, being told at the ticket desk to get them from the Visitor Centre, getting there the long way round (lack of directions), and then being told at the Visitor Centre that we... More 

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

Dear Tony Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback following your recent visit to the Museum, and we were very sorry to hear that you felt disappointed with some aspects of your visit. We do strive to give everyone a brilliant experience but occasionally we fall slightly short of this, and can only apologise. It's hugely helpful to... More 

London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

There are days where we are at a crossroads not knowing what to do with ourselves; alas by human nature we always look further afield - I think indicative of international travel. I am the last person to explore my own doorstep...but... I did and to what joy. The Chiltern Open Air Museum is a gem of a find more... More 

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

Thank you - your review was a real pleasure to read, and we're thrilled that you and Mr Ruskin enjoyed your visit to the Museum. We do ask that dogs all keep their owners on a short lead at all times, but beyond that, if both dog and owner are well behaved, we love to have them on site! Your... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We spent a lovely day here with friends & all of us enjoyed it. 6 children from 3 to 9 loved all the buildings, activities & meeting the Medieval demonstrators. Didn't manage to get round all the buildings so we'll be back. Huge praise for the family guide book. Really interesting facts & things for the children to hunt for... More 

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

Hi Wendy - thank you so much for your lovely review, we were delighted to hear that your family enjoyed their time here. We agree that the medieval event was fantastic and we're so pleased that you liked the guidebook - it's new this year and feedback has been really positive! We hope to see you again soon. More 

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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

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

Dear Frances Thank you for your review, and we're so glad to hear that you enjoyed your recent visit to the Museum. There's loads to see and do throughout the season, and worth keeping an eye on our fantastic events programme as there's loads coming up that the children will love. Alternatively, why not come and spend the day peacefully... More 

Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 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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ChilternOAM, Visitor Experience Manager at Chiltern Open Air Museum, responded to this review

Hi Kevin Thanks very much for your review - it's great that you enjoyed our medieval event and we look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Dawlish, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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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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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42 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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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41 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
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 

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Additional Information about Chiltern Open Air Museum

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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