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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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 for Two (Cooking) Experience Day

Taste of the Past, for all cooking and history enthusiasts.  Create English muffins and Tudor Marzipan Sweetmeats. Takes place in our 1830s Haddenham 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 Painting

A watercolour workshop for beginners.
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Christmas Watercolour Painting

A Christmas-themed watercolour workshop for beginners and experienced painters alike.
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Improvers Watercolour Painting

A watercolour workshop for those who have already attended our beginners workshop
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Pencil/Pen Sketching ‘en plein air’ (outdoor)

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.
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Please read our experience day terms and conditions


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