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Chiltern Open Air Museum

Newland Park
Chalfont Saint Giles, HP8 4AB United Kingdom

August 2019

Terrific Tuesdays

August 20 at 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until August 27, 2019

Chiltern Open Air Museum, Newland Park
Chalfont Saint Giles, HP8 4AB United Kingdom
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It can be tough finding activities to keep the children entertained throughout the school summer holidays. So the Museum’s Education team have created special themed family activities, games and crafts all for the standard admission price! If you’d like to attend multiple Terrific Tuesdays (there will be 9 during the 2019 season), and Museum events then you can purchase an Annual Pass which costs £30 per adult, £18 per child and family pass prices start from £50. This year each…

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Houses Inhabited

August 25 at 10:00 am - August 26 at 5:00 pm
Chiltern Open Air Museum, Newland Park
Chalfont Saint Giles, HP8 4AB United Kingdom
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There are over 30 historic buildings at the Museum each of them was either the workplace or home of ordinary people from within the Chilterns area. Over Sunday and August Bank Holiday Monday a number of our historic buildings will be inhabited by costumed re-enactors and stewards who will be telling and showing visitors what life would have been like for past inhabitants. Meet the toll house keeper’s wife, see what’s cooking in our Haddenham cottage, learn about straw plaiting…

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Medieval Warbow at Chiltern Open Air Museum

August 31 at 10:00 am - September 1 at 5:00 pm
Chiltern Open Air Museum, Newland Park
Chalfont Saint Giles, HP8 4AB United Kingdom
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£6,50

Come and see the Free Company Aquitaine demonstrating the art and skill of the medieval warbow. Watch demonstrations of archery, see and learn about the arming of the knight and talk to the blacksmith/armourer, bowyer, spinster and surgeon about the medieval way of life. From the Welsh wars of Edward I to the Battle of Agincourt, the longbow has been pivotal to the military prowess of England’s medieval armies, but how much do you really know about the bow and…

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September 2019

WW1 Living History

September 14 at 10:00 am - September 15 at 5:00 pm
Chiltern Open Air Museum, Newland Park
Chalfont Saint Giles, HP8 4AB United Kingdom
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Join Chiltern Open Air Museum for a special WW1 living history event. See costumed re-enactors in the encampment. Watch sword and bayonet exercises and gas drills. Learn about the women’s auxiliary army core and find out what life would have been like. Visitors can take part in a poppy trail and dress up in WWI officer and nurse costumes. Standard admission prices apply. Free entry for Annual Pass holders.

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Harvest Event

September 28 at 10:00 am - September 29 at 5:00 pm
Chiltern Open Air Museum, Newland Park
Chalfont Saint Giles, HP8 4AB United Kingdom
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£6,50

Discover the fascinating traditions of our farming history. This popular annual harvest event provides a unique opportunity to explore the sights, sounds and smells of harvest past, with the Museum’s restored 1947 threshing machine working hard to process the year’s wheat crop – as long as the rain holds off! Over the weekend the Museum’s Henton chapel will be home to a beautiful traditional harvest display. Learn about rural life see our saw pit and pole lathe in action and…

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October 2019

Wild about Wool

October 12 at 11:00 am - October 13 at 4:00 pm
Chiltern Open Air Museum, Newland Park
Chalfont Saint Giles, HP8 4AB United Kingdom
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£6,50

Knitting is a traditional craft that has been dated back to the 11th century in Eygpt. During WWI men, women and children knitted large volumes of clothing and accessories to help with the war effort making socks, scarves, sweaters, hats and balaclavas for the troops. Join us for our special Wild About Wool knitting event and discover different types of wool and help solve your knitting conundrums by talking to our friendly experts. This event is suitable for all ages…

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Terrific Tuesday

October 29 at 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Chiltern Open Air Museum, Newland Park
Chalfont Saint Giles, HP8 4AB United Kingdom
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£6,50

It can be tough finding activities to keep the children entertained throughout the school holidays. So on every Bucks school holiday Tuesday throughout the Museum’s open season the Museum’s Education team have created special themed family activities, games and crafts all for the standard admission price! Enjoy themed family crafts and activities Activities run from 11am – 3.30pm Tea Room with drinks, light lunches, cakes and ice creams Plenty of space for picnics Baby changing facilities Adventure playground Small working…

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