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Chiltern Open Air Museum is a fantastic fun and educational day out for the whole family.

Terrific Tuesdays

Our Terrific Tuesdays are fantastic family fun days, where the the Museum puts on lots of additional themed activities, crafts and games, which run on most Tuesdays of the school holidays. Please see our event pages for details of dates, themes and activities.

Living history and events

The Museum holds over 30 events a year including over 12 special living history events with costumed re-enactors, which provide a fun way to learn about history and can support topics learnt in  school.

Creative Thursdays

Creative Thursdays are a new, 2018 Summer Holiday initiative. Children and Young People can visit the Museum on Thursdays from 26th July until the 30th August and take part in the National Arts Award scheme at Discover level.

Every Creative Thursday you will have the opportunity to meet and talk with craftsman blacksmiths and also create a simple piece of art work of your own to take home. In addition, we will be hosting expert artists and traditional crafts people on different Thursdays, each offering creative activities for you to engage with and learn from. Find out more

Family guidebooks

Family guidebooks are available for purchase in our Museum shop at a cost of £3.50. The guidebooks contain fun facts for children and help them to enjoy learning about our buildings and the objects we have placed inside them.

Family activities

Pick up a free ‘I Spy’ sheet from our Ticket Office, make model replicas of our Museum barns, dress up in historic clothes and play with historic toys. There are so many wonderful, family-friendly things to do at our Museum. Why not have a look at our Top 10 Things to do for inspiration?


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