The Museum is now open daily from 10am - 5pm. Dogs welcome. Mobility scooters available to borrow. On Friday 18th October a number of our buildings will be closed for filming - we apologise for any inconvenience.

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Countryfile Filming at Chiltern Open Air Museum

Countryfile and Harvest

Chiltern Open Air Museum to Feature on the BBC’s Countryfile On the 19th September the BBC’s Countryfile visited the Museum to find out more about Harvest and its traditions. At the heart of the Museum is a working historic farm with arable fields and livestock that is run (as much as possible) using traditional methods

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Endangered crafts working with straw

Endangered Crafts

We’ve all heard of endangered animals but have you heard of endangered crafts? The UK has an amazing range of heritage skills and crafts some of which the Chilterns are known for, such as chair making, but sadly the knowledge of how to do some of these skills are becoming endangered. The Heritage Crafts Association

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Things to do in the summer holidays - meet our costumed inhabitants

Things to do in the summer holidays

The 2019 summer holidays are almost upon us and we’ve got lots planned to keep the family entertained over the summer months. Outdoor Games Trail The team have been busy creating a variety of self-led trails for our 2019 season. The trails are designed to engage children in the history and nature found around the

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Art on Prescription

Arts on Prescription

Throughout June, the Museum’s Elliott and Son’s cafe is showcasing a collection of work from the Arts on Prescription groups of Rickmansworth, which is in the Three Rivers district of Hertfordshire.   Since 2017, Three Rivers District Council’s leisure team have been delivering creative projects for adults living with poor mental health as part of

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