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Chiltern Open Air Museum

Newland Park Gorelands Lane, Chalfont St. Giles HP8 4AB, England
+44 1494 871117
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Experience the love and commitment of the staff and volunteers who make this historic place so magical.

I haven't visited the Chiltern Open Air Museum for nearly 2 years. Always an absolute pleasure and... read more

Reviewed April 3, 2016
janeeveritt2016
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Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
Great for a few hours family fun

Found the staff on arrival very helpful, I was given a map my 6 year old an adventure trail. The... read more

Reviewed April 1, 2016
debsywalker
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Slough, United Kingdom
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Newland Park Gorelands Lane, Chalfont St. Giles HP8 4AB, England
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Reviewed April 3, 2016

I haven't visited the Chiltern Open Air Museum for nearly 2 years. Always an absolute pleasure and a fascinating experience, it has become EVEN MORE special since my last trip. As you start to walk down the track you will instantly feel the magic of...More

1  Thank janeeveritt2016
ChilternOAM, Visitor Experience Manager at Chiltern Open Air Museum, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2016

Thanks, Jane: it was lovely to read your comments, and we were so pleased to hear that you enjoyed visiting the Museum. We're sure that lots has changed since your last trip, and we're delighted that you were so pleased to see all our recent...More

Reviewed April 1, 2016 via mobile

Found the staff on arrival very helpful, I was given a map my 6 year old an adventure trail. The map is easy to follow and the kids tasks of ticking off finds was fun. The buildings are dotted around, the school building time for...More

Thank debsywalker
ChilternOAM, Visitor Experience Manager at Chiltern Open Air Museum, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2016

Thanks very much for your feedback; we were really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the Museum recently. We try to make sure that there's lots to do for visiting families, including our free activity sheets, dressing-up, historic toys and games and...More

Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

Visited today (Easter bank holiday Monday) after searching for somewhere fun to go with the family who had came over to visit. After paying £31 for 2 adults 2 children, we was ALL left very disappointed. There was nothing there to do, nothing was on,...More

Thank Homez78
ChilternOAM, Visitor Experience Manager at Chiltern Open Air Museum, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2016

Thank you for leaving feedback following your recent visit to the Museum. When you visited on Easter Monday, due to the high winds and heavy rain we'd had no option but to close our Woodland Walk and playground (and therefore restrict access to the Iron...More

Reviewed March 26, 2016

arrived 1245 at cafe, waited in queue to 115 to place order.Then we are told: no ham, no baked potato. What can we have for lunch then? Cakes we are told, After a little discussion, cheese sandwich/paninis are presented as an option We wait and...More

Thank Stephanie L
ChilternOAM, Visitor Experience Manager at Chiltern Open Air Museum, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2016

Thank you for your detailed comments following your visit to the Museum on Good Friday. We were very sorry to hear that you were unhappy with the service in our café. I remember speaking with you myself to apologise for the delay and to explain...More

Reviewed March 26, 2016 via mobile

Very interesting historic buildings of all periods with well presented information and enthusiastic volunteer guides. Good playground for the kids. However we queued for half an hour then waited another hour for 4 toasted sandwiches. Best to take a picnic.More

Thank Rumpole1968
ChilternOAM, Visitor Experience Manager at Chiltern Open Air Museum, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2016

Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback, and we were pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit over the Easter weekend. We'll pass on your comments to the volunteers who were here over the weekend, who will be delighted to hear...More

Reviewed March 25, 2016

I'd seen the signs many times but we never got there, so with the sun shinning and the museum just open for the 2016 season what a great time to visit. Happily for the museum it seemed several hundred other people had the same idea,...More

Thank Langers90
ChilternOAM, Visitor Experience Manager at Chiltern Open Air Museum, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2016

Thank you for your lovely review: we were delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit on Good Friday, and really appreciate you taking the time to pass on your feedback. We were incredibly busy on the day of your visit, which was a challenge...More

Reviewed March 25, 2016 via mobile

I wasn't massively impressed - thought for the price you didn't get much . The cafe was diabolical 35 minute wait for a toasted sandwich . Not much for small childrenMore

Thank Emma H
ChilternOAM, Visitor Experience Manager at Chiltern Open Air Museum, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2016

Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback following your visit on Good Friday. That was our first open day of the year and we were delighted to welcome over 1000 visitors (double our expected numbers!) but as I'm sure you can appreciate,...More

Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

Came here for a festive fun day in the summer. Lots of effort put in by the many volunteers to showcase traditional agriculture methods and machinery as well as archery displays and jousting. Recommended for a family visit

Thank Ed T
Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

I took my whole familiy here it was raining which isn't great you'd think , but actually because of this it was very quite which meant we had the place to ourselves , it really is a special place to let kids imaginations run wild...More

2  Thank Banco B
Reviewed December 8, 2015

We have been to the Halloween event for the past few years here and keep coming back, which I think shows how good it is. The museum put a lot of effort into making it really good for all ages. It is great for younger...More

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Laura P
May 30, 2017|
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Response from ChilternOAM | Property representative |
Hi Laura Thanks for your enquiry. As a registered charity and independent museum which costs over £1000 to run each day and receives no regular external funding, I'm afraid that we are not able to offer free entry. Details... More
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denis s
September 27, 2016|
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Response from Hamish42 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, Whichever station you choose you would need to get a taxi to the Museum as it is approached down narrow country roads.I would not advise walking on them.
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