We are now open daily for the Bucks school holidays. Our opening hours are 10am until 5pm.

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Summer 2022 at COAM

We’ve got lots of activities planned to help keep everyone entertained this summer holidays. We will be open daily 10am until 5pm from Thursday 21st July until Friday 2nd September. Every day you can explore the historic buildings, say ‘hello’ to the farm animals, take part in the trail, have a go at historic games

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1950s Doll House Restoration Project

  I’m a self-employed handyman and, like many in my line of business, Christmas/New Year is a quieter time. So when my wife Nicky (a COAM gardening volunteer) spotted an appeal in the volunteer newsletter for someone to repair a recently donated 1950s doll’s house, she suggested it would be a good project to keep

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A Buckinghamshire Lace Maker

We were sent this poem about lace making by a visitor whose visit to COAM had inspired her to write it. A Buckinghamshire Lace Maker A statue except for her waltzing hands, Flickering back and forth over the cushion, Bone bobbins and delicate fingers draw the eye, White and slender, like the threads they move,

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Lacemaking

‘I had a little nutting tree and nothing would it bear But little silver nutmegs for Galligolden fair. Twenty pins have I to do, let ways be ever so dirty. Never a penny in my purse, but farthings five and thirty. Betsy Bays and Polly Mays they are two bonny lasses. They build a bower

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