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Silver Grey Dorking Chickens

Chicken Run Blues

The Museum’s farm chickens are enjoying the milder spring weather having endured an unpleasant winter locked in their henhouse. This was in their own interest in order to protect them from the risk of catching avian influenza which was a problem in some European countries last winter. Poultry farmers and other captive bird owners across

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Wedding reception barn

A new reason to say ‘I do’ at Northolt Barn

Northolt Barn is the larger of our two licensed wedding venues. We can accommodate up to 80 guests for a ceremony and 40 people for a dinner. It’s also my favourite barn, with its rustic interior, dramatic, full-height wooden doors and a beautiful tree just outside. It has a unique atmosphere and is perfect for

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Four and a bit Tractors

The Chiltern Open Air Museum farm is a key part of the Museum’s operation. It’s not just a static display of historic farm buildings and artefacts, but a working example of Chiltern farms of the past. Traditional practices are maintained where possible although the farm does not focus on any one particular era. Artefacts are

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Gardens at COAM

A Journey through the Museum’s Gardens

As well as a wonderful collection of historical rescued Chilterns buildings, the Chiltern Open Air Museum can also boast a variety of traditional small gardens that complement some of these. If you have an interest in gardens or just enjoy viewing them, the coming months are a great opportunity to visit and see the result

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