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Things to Do and See at Chiltern Open Air Museum This April

We’re welcoming visitors everyday throughout the Easter school holidays. Join us for a special selection of seasonal treats this April at Chiltern Open Air Museum! Follow Our Easter Bird Trail Discover the British birds that live at the museum by following our trail. Find the giant nests around the site and listen to the bird’s

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A Welcome Sign at Chiltern Open Air Museum with Spring Flowers

Top 10 Things to Do in March 2024 at Chiltern Open Air Museum

We’re so happy to be back open Fridays to Mondays from Saturday 9th March. The team have been busy getting the site ready for visitors and creating lots of new experiences for this season. So what are the top things to enjoy this March at COAM? 1. Follow Our Unmissable Objects Guide Let our brand

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The garden of Astleham Manor Cottage at Chiltern Open Air Museum

Gertrude Jekyll and Astleham Garden: Inspiring Arts & Crafts Design

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“I hold that the best purpose of a garden is to give delight and to give refreshment of mind, to soothe, to refine, and to lift up the heart in a spirit of praise and thankfulness.” Gertrude Jekyll The formal garden of Astleham Manor Cottage was inspired by the designs of Gertrude Jekyll, who was

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Wassailing Through History: A Gift to Bring Good Harvests

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The Romans brought apples to the UK and they have been growing here ever since. You can see their importance in ancient traditions, like wassailing. What is wassailing? Wassailing is an Anglo-Saxon tradition. On January 5th, the Twelfth Night, people would gather to take part. The landowner greeted the guests with the toast waes hael,

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