6-July-2021

Visit to the Chiltern Open Air Museum

Sunday 18th July at 2.30pm

 

Join Chesham Society members and guests on a ‘dog and family-friendly visit’ to

The Chiltern Open Air Museum, Newland Park, Chalfont St Giles HP8 4AB

The Museum presents a unique collection of local buildings through the ages, each of which has been saved from demolition and re-erected here on a peaceful rural site.  
Intriguing exhibits range from a post-WWII prefab to a Victorian toll house, a tin chapel, a furniture factory, a fully-functioning Edwardian public convenience and a historic Chilterns farm. 
Some of the buildings are complemented by small gardens, in keeping with their various 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 Museum is a testament to the dedication of its volunteers, without whom this fascinating part of our local heritage would have been lost. 
The Chesham Society has organized a guide to show us round the Village Green and its buildings. There will be plenty of time for independent exploration of the extensive site where The Village Kitchen in Skippings Barn will be open for take-away refreshments and picnics.   
We meet at the Museum entrance at 2.30pm. The Chesham Society has covered the cost of the guide, but members and guests will need to buy their tickets on arrival. Prices are as follows:

Adult £7.50; child (4-16 years) £6; (children under 4 years free).

If you haven’t already told us you are coming, do drop us an email so we can add your name to our checklist at the gate.