Gifts & Experience Days

experience days at Chiltern Open Air Museum

Historic Experience Days

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 four different experience days 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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Heavy Horse Experience Day

Learn how to work our friendly heavy horses with our expert horseman in the Museum’s fields and pastures.
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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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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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