Chiltern Open Air Museum

Chiltern Open Air Museum

An independent open-air museum of vernacular buildings, and a tourist attraction. It is located near Chalfont St Giles.

Step back in time and explore over 30 reconstructed historic buildings, including an Iron Age roundhouse, 1940s prefab, blacksmith’s forge, Victorian toll house, tin chapel, WW1 and WW2 Nissen huts, earthen cottage and working historic farm that is home to  goats, sheep, chickens, cows and farm cats. All set in 45 acres of beautiful Chilterns countryside.

As well as a collection of historical buildings the Museum boasts a number of small traditional gardens that complement them and suit their time periods. These include a formal Arts and Crafts garden, a pretty cottage garden, and a ‘dig for victory’ allotment next to the 1940s prefab. The cherry and apple orchards are full of heritage varieties, and the woods are carpeted with bluebells in spring. In addition to the buildings and gardens there is a heritage adventure playground, woodland trail, sensory trail, orienteering course, gift shop and Tea Room.


Newland Park, Gorelands Lane, Chalfont St Giles

Accessibility/terrain/walk info

Braille guide, adapted WC. Wheelchair access to most buildings

Facilities & accessibility

Shop and cafe. Demonstrations of traditional crafts

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