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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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Brilliant day out

The whole family enjoyed this immensely, lots of space for the 4 year old to run around, plenty for... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Peter H
Chalfont St. Giles, United Kingdom
A victorian delight

Chiltern Open Air Museum (COAM) is a must for history buffs of all ages,to wander around the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Brighton East Sussex England
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Newland Park Gorelands Lane, Chalfont St. Giles HP8 4AB, England
+44 1494 871117
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Reviewed yesterday

The whole family enjoyed this immensely, lots of space for the 4 year old to run around, plenty for him to clamber on and in, and he loved being able to "live" in the little houses. Everyone loved the beautiful gardens, and the food and...More

Thank Peter H
Reviewed 3 days ago

Chiltern Open Air Museum (COAM) is a must for history buffs of all ages,to wander around the grounds,trying to take in all the amazing,relocated buildings is a must see event. The weekend we attended was designated to be a "Victorian" weekend,with Victorian characters appearing from...More

Thank Bertie16
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited in the company of 3 young children. At first they were very eager to see the Sharpe's Rifles soldiers but became very shy when the time came. The "soldiers" were very kind and encouraging but this did not wholly overcome the fears. The...More

Thank Marilyn S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whilst I appreciate this attraction is charity funded there could be some inexpensive improvements that could increase educatiobal fundung. The buildings , whilst historic are mainly unexplained and would benefit from sime better informational signage. Also the farm attracted my visit with 3 year old...More

Thank Tony M
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

It's a nice place to spend a couple of hours, but it feels like it needs more buildings or activities. If you have been too Beamish or the Black Country Living Museum you'll be a little underwhelmed. The buildings and houses they have are from...More

Thank Robert K
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

We spent Father's Day on Sunday at the museum. It's a great day out for families with children. Especially if your children enjoy history in and out of school. Our boy visited here recently with his school. So we took the chandler to visit as...More

Thank Fraser W
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Had recently visited on a school trip where we were not able to access the whole site due to activities we have preplanned and only studying the stone age. Took my children this time and a friend to spend the day. We all enjoyed the...More

Thank Victoria P
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

The open air museum is great. The place is dog friendly and dogs can go almost anywhere. It's full of old buildings and you can go inside almost all of them. Overall it's a great place to visit with or without a dog.

1  Thank Sam W
Reviewed 31 May 2017

I have a deep affection for this local museum , the unspoilt woodland and grounds are typical of the Chilterns and the exhibits promise to magically transport you back in time. It is totally child friendly and 'being a kid in woodland ' actively encouraged!...More

Thank emma c
Reviewed 24 May 2017

A scattering of "rescued" buildings in quite a lot of open land. Well worth a wander round. They are desperately in need of a lot of money to do the place up, but I give them 10 out of 10 for doing their best with...More

Thank Afterbrunel
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Laura P
30 May 2017|
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
denis s
27 September 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.