Gifts & 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 new 2018 workshop.
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We also offer a jewellery making workshop for children over 8 years.
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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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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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The Magic of Watercolour

A watercolour workshop for beginners.
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Willow Weaving Experience Day

A great introduction into willow weaving. No experience necessary.
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Family Bushcraft Experience Day

A family bushcraft experience for up to 8 people.
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Prehistory Family Experience Day

A family prehistory experience day for up to 10 people focusing on the Stone Age and Iron Age periods.
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Willow Weaving and Historical Cooking Family Experience Day

A great family introduction into willow weaving and historic baking. No experience necessary.
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Enjoy personalised tuition and interactive, hands-on learning in a unique heritage environment. Gift vouchers are available if you would like to buy an Experience Day as a present.

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