Chiltern Open Air Museum
Newland Park, Gorelands Ln, Chalfont St Peter, Chalfont Saint Giles HP8 4AB, UK
About Chiltern Open Air Museum
Chiltern Open Air Museum has an eclectic collection of over 30 rescued and reconstructed historic buildings that were the workplaces or homes of ordinary people. Within the Museum’s collection are WW1 and WW2 Nissen huts, 1940s post-war prefab with a Dig for Victory allotment, Victorian toll house, replica Iron Age roundhouse, tin chapel, blacksmith’s forge, vicarage, earth cottage, medieval barn, and lots more.
Attractions near Chiltern Open Air Museum
Milton's Cottage is the only surviving home of the visionary poet and parliamentarian, John Milton and the place where he completed his epic masterpiece, Paradise Lost. Today it is open to the public as a museum. It retains the charm of the 17th century home that Milton would have known whilst housing one of the world’s most important collections relating to the writer on open display.
Chenies Manor House is one of the UK’s finest Tudor Mansion Houses. Steeped in history, the Grade I Listed building is set in Buckinghamshire’s charming estate village of Chenies and overlooks the Chess Valley. It is open to visitors and used as Buckinghamshire’s choice venue for wedding ceremonies, wedding receptions, events, filming, and guided tours.
The Aquadrome Local Nature Reserve forms the northern gateway to the Colne Valley Regional Park. The 41ha site we see today is the result of gravel extraction that left behind large holes in the valley floor that now form Batchworth and Bury Lakes. The site has a diverse range of wildlife habitats. It has small copper and gatekeeper butterflies and so more.
Amersham Museum is an award-winning museum located in a 15th-century building in the heart of old Amersham. The new museum displays explore life in the town in 1580, 1775, 1892, 1939, and 1964. Complete your visit with a wander through our wonderful herb garden, which is packed with plants used for medicinal purposes. It has collections of fossils and archaeological finds, including objects from Roman and medieval times, and displays on local crafts including chairmaking, lace making, and straw
3.5 mile traffic-free route through lakes and fields, linking Rickmansworth and Watford; follows the route of an old railway line. Path shared with walkers and cyclists. Ideal for family cycling. Cycling is permitted along the whole length but horse-riders are restricted to the eastern section between Moor Lane Crossing and Rickmansworth.
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Buckinghamshire is a ceremonial county in South East England that borders Greater London to the south-east, Berkshire to the south, Oxfordshire to the west, Northamptonshire to the north, Bedfordshire to the north-east and Hertfordshire to the east.