Our gardens and grounds are now open on Saturdays and Sundays until 6th December. There is currently filming happening onsite so some areas may be dressed for scenes and not as accessible as usual. All tickets must be pre-booked online.

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Christmas Gift Guide

Our museum shop is packed full of lots of goodies that make would make great stocking fillers for kids this Christmas so we’ve put together a gift guide. Every purchase made in our shop helps to support the Museum. Wooden Wildlife Keyrings £3.50 Wooden Christmas Stamps £2.50 Wooden Christmas YoYo £2.50 Wooden Wildlife Bookmarks £3.50

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Sheepdog, Ted at Chiltern Open Air Museum

The Circle of Life

The problem with dogs is that they don’t last long enough, it is said that one man year equals seven dog years, whatever the answer I know that every fourteen or so years I have to say goodbye to one of my closest friends. A month ago I said goodbye to fifteen year old Ted,

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The Charcoal Kiln

Next to the Bodger’s Area in our woodland is a charcoal kiln that is used to make charcoal that is sold in our shop. The Estate Team fired up the kiln in August and document the process for us to share with you all. We started off by making bridges of wood across the bottom

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We need your support

We need your support

We would usually open every year daily between the end of March and October. However the Covid-19 emergency means we haven’t yet had the chance to open our doors to the public in 2020. As an independent museum and charity, we receive no government or local authority funding and have now lost all our regular

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