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Chiltern Open Air Museum

Newland Park
Chalfont Saint Giles, HP8 4AB United Kingdom

June 2019

Mindful Mondays

June 17 at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Monday, repeating until June 24, 2019

Chiltern Open Air Museum, Newland Park
Chalfont Saint Giles, HP8 4AB United Kingdom
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£12,50

This year in conjunction with National Creativity and Wellbeing Week we are launching a series of Mindfulness events for adults. Every Monday evening in June, we will be opening the Museum for you to enjoy the peaceful atmosphere and escape those Monday blues. Our buildings will become host to a range of mindful activities and forgotten skills for you to discover. Activities will include Tai Chi, Forest Bathing and a different forgotten skill such as rag rug making, straw plaiting…

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Bushcraft Weekend

June 22 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until June 23, 2019

Chiltern Open Air Museum, Newland Park
Chalfont Saint Giles, HP8 4AB United Kingdom
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Join us for a special weekend where you can learn all about bushcraft, try your hand at activities and watch demonstrations. There will also be the opportunity to explore areas of the site which are not usually open to the public. Have a go at shelter building in our woodland area See if you can find all the items in our scavenger hunt Try making your own natural cordage Learn about cooking over a fire Learn historic fire lighting techniques…

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Outdoor theatre

June 28 at 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Chiltern Open Air Museum, Newland Park
Chalfont Saint Giles, HP8 4AB United Kingdom
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£16

You loved the Handlebards outdoor theatre performance of Twelfth Night last year, so this year we’ve invited them back this year twice! Their all-female troupe will be performing The Tempest on Sunday 2nd June and their all-male troupe will be performing Much Ado About Nothing on Friday 28th June. The Handlebards The world’s first cycling theatre company, The HandleBards, pedal from venue to venue with all the set, props and costume necessary to perform environmentally sustainable Shakespeare across the globe.…

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July 2019

Fun Friday at Chiltern Open Air Museum

July 5 at 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Friday, repeating until July 19, 2019

Chiltern Open Air Museum, Newland Park
Chalfont Saint Giles, HP8 4AB United Kingdom
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£5 – £25

Make the most of midsummer with three weeks of Museum Lates with our Fun Fridays. Experience jazz, gin, dancing and song after hours at these new informal evenings. From 5th July to 19th of July, each Friday evening will see a different event taking place in the Museum’s unique setting. Friday 5th July Gin and Jazz 7.30pm – 10pm (over 18s only) Join us for an evening of jazz music performed by Jazz Lane and enjoy a glass or two…

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Classic Vehicles Show

July 27 at 10:00 am - July 28 at 5:00 pm
Chiltern Open Air Museum, Newland Park
Chalfont Saint Giles, HP8 4AB United Kingdom
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£10,50

Every July Chiltern Open Air Museum hosts a popular weekend celebration of classic vehicles. Come and admire an amazing collection of classic cars, lorries, traditional fire engines, motorcycles and historic bicycles. You will also be able to come and see a collection of historic tractors and wagons on our farm, which was once used for filming TV drama Downton Abbey.

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Terrific Tuesdays

July 30 at 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am 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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August 2019

Wellington’s Army

August 3 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until August 4, 2019

Chiltern Open Air Museum, Newland Park
Chalfont Saint Giles, HP8 4AB United Kingdom
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Be transported back in time to the Napoleonic era. Meet Napoleonic soldiers and find out about the life of a Rifleman in Wellington’s army during the Peninsular War. Visit the living history encampment and learn how the soldiers’ families lived. Watch a thrilling display of military skill as the soldiers skirmish (please note that this will include gunfire). Standard admission prices apply. Free entry for Annual Pass holders. (Please note that all activities are subject to change and weather)

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Tudor Courtroom

August 10 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until August 11, 2019

Chiltern Open Air Museum, Newland Park
Chalfont Saint Giles, HP8 4AB United Kingdom
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A living history Tudor Courtroom event. The year is 1585 and a Justice of the Peace commissioned by Queen Elizabeth I has arrived to hold court. Come and learn about the intrigues of village life and join in to help decide the rights and wrongs of each case. Has the landlord watered the beer? Will Goodwife Manwood be granted a divorce? Who abducted Widow Besser’s grandson? Will the village scold be sent to the ducking stool? - Chat with the…

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Ragged Victorians

August 17 at 10:00 am - August 18 at 5:00 pm
Chiltern Open Air Museum, Newland Park
Chalfont Saint Giles, HP8 4AB United Kingdom
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£11

This is a unique opportunity to learn about the less savoury aspects of Victorian life in a fun, family-friendly environment with the ‘Ragged Victorians’! Meet costumed re-enactors in our buildings and around the Museum site. Look out for shady characters including the rat catcher and his rats; street urchins, rogues and vagabonds. This Ragged Victorians event is great for kids who are learning about the Victorians at school. Watch out for pickpockets! Standard admission prices apply. Free entry for Annual…

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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

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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