Historic Chilterns Farm

View of Rossway Granary and Traditional Chilterns Farm - Chiltern Open Air Museum

A working farm, using historic buildings, skills and machinery

  • The Museum runs a small working Chilterns farm, demonstrating and preserving traditional farming techniques and machinery.
  • The museum’s farm buildings are laid out and used as a classic Chilterns farmstead that might have formed the heart of a local farm from 1800 to 1950.
  • The farm buildings include a granary from Rossway, a big threshing barn from Chalfont-St-Peter which houses our restored threshing machine, a stable and cart shed from Marsworth, and a cattle byre from Borehamwood.

Things to do:

  • Learn about traditional dairying in the display in Borehamwood Cattle Byre.
  • Try to decipher the Victorian children’s graffiti in Rossway Granary.
  • Say hello to our farm cats.
  • On special farm event days, have a go at traditional farming techniques with the guidance of our volunteers.

Chilterns Farm Cart - Chiltern Open Air Museum  Historic Chilterns Farm including Hill Farm Barn - Chiltern Open Air Museum

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