Chiltern Open Air Museum

In a nutshell

See a fascinating collection of historic buildings that have been rescued and preserved at this hands-on and family-friendly museum in Buckinghamshire.


Newland Park, Gorelands Lane, Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire, HP8 4AB

Contact details

Tel: 01494 871117

Activity type

Animals, Birthdays, Gardens and Open Spaces, Historical Sites, Indoor Activities, Museums and Art Centres, Outdoor Activities

Suitable for

All ages, Schools and Groups

Price guide


(based on family of 4; book online in advance and save)

Chiltern Open Air Museum details...

A fun thing to do with the kids is to visit Chiltern Open Air Museum in Buckinghamshire. The museum rescues historic buildings under demolition threat, rebuilds and preserves them in a Chilterns landscape. The collection includes Victorian buildings, a 1940s Prefab, a Nissen Hut, a reconstructed Iron Age roundhouse and more.

Children can explore the site, dress up in vintage clothes, play with historic games and toys and try out the adventure playground. There are also trails and a family visitor guide with lots of family-friendly facts and interesting information. The events calendar includes exciting living history events – a great way to bring the past to life for kids.

Please click here to find out more before travelling.

Chiltern Open Air Museum Events

Terrific Tuesdays at Chiltern Open Air Museum

Open 30th July 2024 - 27th August 2024

Treat the family to a day out at Chiltern Open Air Museum in Buckinghamshire on selected Tuesdays in the school holidays and join in the themed activities.

Viking Raid at Chiltern Open Air Museum

Open 25th August 2024 - 26th August 2024

Enjoy a day out at Chiltern Open Air Museum in Buckinghamshire over the August Bank Holiday and watch a band of Vikings engage in battle against the Saxons.

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