Chiltern Open Air Museum COVID-19 Update

Our buildings, grounds and gardens have now all re-opened. Our new opening days will be Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays. We will also be open on Tuesdays in Bucks school holidays.

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Booking your visit

We are still asking visitors to book their tickets in advance online but there will be tickets available on the door if their is availability. We are still operating timed entry slots to stagger visitor entry on site and help everyone to feel comfortable and safe on site.

What will be open?

Our collection of historic buildings will be open for you to go inside. You can still explore our 45 acre site with its period gardens, ‘Dig for Victory’ allotment, fruit orchards, woodland and adventure playground. You’ll also be able to say hello to our sheep, cows, goats and chickens. (Please note that not all of our building collection are open to the public).

Our furniture factory will continue to remain closed while it undergoes some development work.

COAM’s toilets will be open and you will be able to purchase take-away hot and cold drinks and snacks from the Village Kitchen but the Museum’s café will remain closed. There are picnic tables on site and dogs on leads are welcomed.

Additional cleaning and safety measures

Additional handwashing facilities have been put in place and we ask that all visitors wash their hands regularly. We are operating a regular contact point cleaning schedule.

Social distancing measures may have been lifted by the government but we are asking all visitors to be mindful of other visitors space. In some areas of the site one-way systems are in place, we ask that you follow these signs.

Do not visit if any member of your household has had symptoms in the last 10 days.

Face Coverings

Face covering won’t be a legal requirement but we would encourage you to wear them in indoor spaces.

Supporting us

It’s been a worrying time for us because we are an independent charity, so it’s a great opportunity to show your support by booking a ticket. If you are unable to visit on your booked day please let us know so that we can offer your slots to other visitors.

School Visits

pre-booked school visits are welcome again on site, please contact our Learning Team on for further details.

We thank you for your support. Stay safe everyone.

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