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Chiltern Open Air Museum

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Address: Newland Park Gorelands Lane, Chalfont St. Giles HP8 4AB, England
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+44 1494 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 varied range of activities regularly on offer, a wide range of buildings of historical interest, supports children's education in school. Play areas and activities on offer... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 5, 2016
Pauline50-11
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

A varied range of activities regularly on offer, a wide range of buildings of historical interest, supports children's education in school. Play areas and activities on offer, specialised days during the summer and often at weekends, lovely area for walking.

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London, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

This excellent attraction is an evocation of life in the towns and villages of the Chilterns including a number of reconstructed buildings including school rooms, blacksmiths, granaries and even a large public toilet. Very quiet and relaxing in great countryside.

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

We've been meaning to come along to the COAM for ages, and finally made it! Even though it was a showery day, it didn't stop us from having a great time. There was a Tudor event on, which made it even more interesting, but it still would have been good without that. It was such fun to be able to... More 

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Langley Park,, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

Well,to be truthful I went along with a family party expecting it to be so-so as I'm not usually into 'open air museums', especially with a Tudor twist. What a surprise! The buildings, moved and rebuilt were really interesting especially the prefab home ( I've ha friends who were brought up in these rather excellent buildings). This past weekend there... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

My husband bought me the blacksmith experience for my 50th birthday and it was such a fantastic day all round. There were only the 2 of us taking part so we had 100% focus on us. Neither of us have ever done any metalwork like this before but Mark, our tutor for the day was really patient with us, very... More 

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London
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

A great place, far bigger than we initially expected. Lots of buildings to explore and wander around though there could have been more information provided. They also could have made more of the farm my children were more interested in the animals than anything else yet there wasn’t much interaction with them. The cafe was far better than expected too.

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edinburgh
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297 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

Great place to spend a few hours wandering and interesting collection of varied old houses/buildings. It was a lovely day so we also had a good walk in the woods. Very helpful information in each building and lovely tearoom . Cakes looked delicious and all the staff seem to be volunteers so delighted to support the cause. I would imagine... More 

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Chalfont St. Giles, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

We have been here many times in recent years. Great place for an afternoon walk and there's often a special attraction on.

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Uxbridge
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

This is an interesting place to visit as there are loads of houses from different eras to see. It was a good day weatherwise too which helps. Nice to see how people used to live. Child friendly. Animals to see which is a pleasant touch. Cafeteria good with a substantial lunch menu and reasonably priced. A good day out and... More 

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

Dear Maggie May Thanks for your review, and it was lovely to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you again soon. More 

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252 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

This is a great environment. Not only is this a real opportunity for all ages to learn something about our rural history and to look at some remarkably restored and transplanted buildings, but there are are programmed events throughout the summer. We visited this weekend and there was a demonstration by some re-enactors of Sharpe's Rifles - the 95th Regiment... More 

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to give us your feedback, and we were so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your recent visit. The Rifles are an annual favourite with visitors and definitely great fun as well as being very educational. Our ice cream is always popular with visitors and the chilli ice cream has a small... More 

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