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metal tree protectors made in the forge at Chiltern Open Air Museum

A History of Garston Forge at Chiltern Open Air Museum

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Chiltern Open Air Museum is what is known as a ‘living’ history museum, where traditional working methods are used in our centuries-old buildings. Nowhere is this vitality clearer than in its Victorian-era blacksmith’s forge, once located in Garston, Hertfordshire, and now found at the heart of the museum: the village green. It sits at the

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Inside Amersham prefab at Chiltern Open Air Museum

A history of Easter at Chiltern Open Air Museum

Easter has been celebrated in one form or another for over two thousand years, as a celebration of spring, as a religious festival and as a joyful holiday. Over that time, the emphasis has changed and it’s interesting to think about what Easter would have meant to the people associated with some of the museum’s

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person costume making

Costume Making

We’re running an Arts Council funded project called Houses Inhabited. The project will develop a team of volunteer costumed stewards with the aim of bringing the museum’s buildings to life with a variety of costumed inhabitants. As part of the project we have funding for materials to create a range of costumes for our stewards

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Glory Mill

At the far end of the museum site is a rescued and reconstructed building that was once part of Glory Mill, a paper making factory that was in Wooburn Green, High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire. The building is currently used by COAM to store dismantled historic buildings waiting for re-construction and as a workshop space for

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