Chiltern Open Air Museum

Chiltern Open Air Museum

Chiltern Open Air Museum is open from March to October it is a great place to visit for the whole family to learn and experience a bit of history.


The Chiltern Open Air Museum is a hands-on journey through 2,000 years of living history, captured perfectly through our exciting events programme and in our collection of genuine historic buildings.

Here is a list of our top things to do at Chiltern Open Air Museum.

  • Construct model buildings in Northolt Barn.
  • Try out one of our free children’s activity backpacks.  Pick one up from the Visitor Information Centre inAstleham Manor Cottage.
  • Try on a real RAF uniform in the Nissen Hut.
  • Play in our adventure playground which is inspired by the historic buildings found at the museum.
  • Have a chat with the animals – including our cows, sheep, chickens and heavy horses Joshua, Samuel and Harvey.
  • Bring a picnic to eat on the Village Green and enjoy the beautiful countryside.
  • Explore the Woodland Walk and visit the bird hide.
  • “Spend a penny” in real Edwardian Public Conveniences!
  • Put your spare change down the wellhead on the village green and hear the well spirits talk!
  • Play with historic children’s games in Thame Vicarage Room and the 1940s Amersham Prefab.
  • Visit the Adventure Playground


Opening Times

End of March to the end of October

Daily 10.00am – 5.00pm (last entry 3.30pm)



Standard Admission Prices

  • Adult £10.00
  • Children (4-16 years old) £6.50
  • Family Ticket (1 Adults & 2 Children) £21.50
  • Family Ticket (2 Adults & 1 Child) £25.00
  • Family Ticket (2 Adults & 2 Children) £31.00
  • Family Ticket (2 Adults & 3 Children) £36.50
  • Additional child ticket with family ticket £6.00
  • Under 4 Free

Term Time Prices

  • Adult £9.00
  • Child (4-16 years old) £6.00
  • Family Ticket (1 Adults & 2 Children) £19.00
  • Family Ticket (2 adults & 1 Child) £22.00
  • Family Ticket (2 Adults & 2 Children) £27.00
  • Family Ticket (2 Adults & 3 Children) £32.00
  • Additional child ticket with family ticket £6.00
  • Under 4 Free


  • Free parking

  1. Nina says:
    Posted May 2, 2017 at 12:29 pm | Permalink

    We went with our 4 kids (9,8,6,& 4) on the Bank Holiday. It’s was great. Lots of activities on for kids. Check their website for whats on, on the day you go. Took around from Hendon. Everything is outdoors, so hope for nice weather and wear traniners. Also lots of long walks to do if you fancy. (we didn’t have time for it!!)
    Their is a shop to make your own waxcandle – they only take cash.
    Would really recommend going there!!
    Enjoy x