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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
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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A Step Back in Time, Relaxed & Peaceful Day Out, A Walk Through Local History

It's hard to believe that this is so close to London, Heathrow etc. It really is a tranquil oasis. Had a frazzled journey getting there, poor weather, too much traffic and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's hard to believe that this is so close to London, Heathrow etc. It really is a tranquil oasis. Had a frazzled journey getting there, poor weather, too much traffic and the relentless question, from the small passengers in the back, of "are we nearly there yet"? However as soon as we got there it was all calm. The sun... More 

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited about 25+ years ago with our children, its amazing how much has been completed in this time considering its done by volunteers, well done to them all. The buildings are so interesting and well presented inside and cottage gardens. We visited on Sunday 17th July when a vintage and classic car show was on what a joy to... More 

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Bourne End, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went here whilst they had a classic car show on ...was good value and with the cars and walking around the place took up most of the day ... staff are helpful ... would go back

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was probably our fourth or fifth visit over the years to the open air museum. Our little girl is five and loved looking through all the buildings and was quite fascinated by the fact that the buildings are rescued from elsewhere. It was a spur of the moment visit and I'm very glad we did. We had lunch in... More 

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Thank Jo R
Margate, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whilst in the area for family wedding we decided to this attraction the day after . We got there just opening time and as it was a 40 year anniversary we were asked to donate £5:00 each which we readily payed . We looked around all the old buildings on site and visited the tea rooms too. We spent a... More 

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Thank PETER T
southampton
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17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we came to visit here when they had a gladiator event on . The show was very entertaining and really got the crowd going , it was a great way to educate the kids especially if the like horrible histories ( as it was a bit gory at times ) . The open air museum itself is ok but I... More 

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

Dear Carl Thank you for taking the time to pass on your comments following your recent visit, and I was pleased to hear that you and your family enjoyed our recent 'Roman Gladiators' event. We think re-enactments like this are a fantastic way to teach children about history, too! I was sorry to hear that you felt your visit to... More 

Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

After the great reviews we had high expectations with our visit today but were left sadly disappointed. A mediocre collection of buildings from different periods with very few items of interest within. My normally transfixed child couldn't even be bothered to pick up the toys in the 1940's prefab and the Victorian toys (possibly the highlight) could have been much... 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 pass on your comments, and we were sorry to hear that you felt disappointed by your recent visit to the Museum. Our building collection covers 2000 years of local Chilterns architecture, ranging from a reconstructed Iron Age roundhouse to a Tudor barn, a Victorian tin chapel, toll house and forge, a working Victorian... More 

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

I have been here quite a few times with my reenactment group and I always love it! The rooms in the houses are all really well thought out and I love looking at all the little thoughtful details. All the volunteers are really friendly and well informed. There are also loads of activities for children, a woodland walk and a... More 

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

Hi Princess_Nemi Thanks for your fantastic review, and it's great to hear that you and your fellow reenactors love visiting us. We love hearing that our volunteers have helped to make someone's day, too, and we'll be passing your comments on to them - they'll be really pleased! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

We visit here regularly - my two girls aged 4 and 2 love going inside the old buildings - especially the two that have vintage toys for the children to play with. There is plenty of space to have a picnic and for the children to be able to run around, animals to see and regular event weekends. We particularly... More 

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

Hi Louise We were delighted to read your review, and it's fantastic to hear that you and your family love visiting the Museum. (We loved the magical Enchanted Museum event, too: where else can you see a real live unicorn?!) We really appreciate you taking the time to pass on your feedback, and look forward to seeing you and the... More 

Chalfont St. Giles, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Many features and old buildings from the local area. Interaction with farm animals ans stall selling local Chiltern produce

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

Hi J B Thanks for your review, and we were delighted to hear that you think this is a great place to visit with children - we do, too! We hope to see you again soon. More 

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