Chiltern Open Air Museum is a museum of over 30 rescued historic buildings that were the homes or workplaces of ordinary people from within the Chilterns. The 45 acre site offers historic buildings from a range of periods that cover 2000 years, a traditional farming landscape and beautiful woodland. The Museum is conveniently located 8 miles from Pinewood Studios and 16 miles from Leavesdon Studios, which makes us a popular filming venue.

We welcome filming and photo shoots and are happy to accommodate projects of all types and sizes.The Museum has been a filming location for Call the Midwife, Horrible Histories, Downton Abbey, Midsommer Murders, Mary Queen of Scots, Boomers, Grantchester, The Suspicions of Mr Whicher, Drunk Histories, Mandown, Lightfields and many more. It has also been a venue for photo shoots of leading brands.

Please contact if you are interested in filming or holding a photo shoot at the Museum.


Tony Robinson filming at the Museum in 2015.

Have a look at some photo shoot examples

Meadham Kirchhoff



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