Gifts and Experience Days

experience days at Chiltern Open Air Museum

Historic Experience Days and Courses

Our experience days are a great opportunity to learn a bit more about a heritage skill. All of our experience days take place in or around the Museum’s historic buildings and are led by our experienced team. We offer a variety of experience days and workshops including:

Blacksmith Experience Day

Working as a traditional blacksmith in our working Victorian forge, where you will make and take home your very own hand-forged object.
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Silver Jewellery Making Workshop

Make your own silver jewellery or gift in this fantastic workshop.
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Historic Baking Experience Day

Historic baking day, creating delicious treats using the fire and original bread oven in beautiful eighteenth-century Leagrave Cottage.
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Mindfulness Experience Day

New for 2019! An introductory one-day course on Mindfulness, which takes place throughout our beautiful museum grounds.
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An Introduction to English Folk Song

New for 2019! An introductory one-day course on English folk song, for beginners and experienced singers alike. All welcome!
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Taste of the Past (Cooking) Experience Day

Taste of the Past, for all cooking and history enthusiasts.  Create English muffins and sweet and savoury pasties. Takes place in our 1830sHaddenham Croft Cottage
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Working with Straw Experience Day

Working with straw: an introduction to the ancient art of making corn dollies and traditional decorative items.
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An Introduction to Watercolour

A watercolour workshop for beginners.
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Willow Sculpture Experience Day

A great introduction to willow sculpture and weaving. No experience necessary.
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Prehistory Experience Day

A prehistory experience day for up to 10 people focusing on the Stone Age and Iron Age periods.                                                                                                                                                                              Find out more

Bushcraft Experience Day

A bushcraft experience for up to 8 people.

2019 dates to be confirmed shortly.


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