Chiltern Open Air Museum

Due to the coronavirus, museums and galleries across the country may be closed or you may have to book a timed ticket in order to visit. Please check their websites and social media channels for up to date information.

Newland Park Gorelands Lane
Chalfont St Giles

  • Phone: 01494 871117
  • Education: 01494 875542

An outstanding collection of historic buildings, rescued from destruction and rebuilt in 45 acres of beautiful Chilterns landscape. Explore the buildings including a 1940s Prefab from Amersham, a Victorian Vicarage Room from Thame, and a 19th-century earth cottage from Haddenham. Discover the working historic Chilterns farm and meet the animals, including a flock of rare-breed Oxford Down sheep, English goats and two young short-horn cows. There are special events throughout the season (March-October), including Roman Gladiators, Ragged Victorians, Tudor Courtroom, Classic Vehicles Show and a spectacular Halloween event. An Annual Pass, valid for 12 months during Museum opening times, includes entry to almost every event and only costs £30 for an adult (range of concession, joint and family passes available). The Museum relies on the support of over 200 volunteers, and more are always welcome! Please email for more information about volunteering.

Further information

Opening Hours:

Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays & Sundays 10am - 5pm until 29th October 2020 Please pre-book your tickets


You are currently not able to go inside any of the Museum's historic buildings so the museum are offering reduced admission at £5 per person with under 4s free. Tickets must be pre-booked. Due to offering reduced admission the Museum is currently not accepting any promotional vouchers. Gift Aid Gift Aid* The Museum is a charity and all admission prices include a voluntary donation of 10%. If you are a UK tax payer please tell our ticket officer that you are happy for the Museum to claim Gift Aid on your admission. Gift Aid donations to the Museum allow us to claim an extra 25% from the government on the total amount that you pay to us, at no extra cost to you.


  • Museums Association
  • English Heritage

Travel directions:

By Train The Chiltern Line from Marylebone or the Metropolitan Line from Baker Street to Chalfont & Latimer Station or Chorleywood Station are within short taxi rides of the Museum. Train Helpline: 08457 484950 By Bus There are no buses to Newland Park. The nearest bus stop in Chalfont St Giles, around 30 minutes walk away, is on the A30, and 353 routes.

Upcoming events:

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Facilities and services


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Children's play area
  • Education facilities available
  • Facilities for private functions and events
  • Meeting room available
  • Parking for disabled available
  • Picnic area
  • Reception and lunch facilities for educational groups
  • Refreshments
  • Research facilities for academics
  • Shop
  • Study facilities
  • Toilets for disabled
  • Wheelchair access to some public areas
  • Wheelchairs available for loan
  • High chairs in café/restaurant
  • Bicycle park
  • Dogs welcome
  • Gardens open to public
  • Members/Friends facilities offered
  • Parking for coaches
  • Toilets
  • Library


  • Activities for pre-school children
  • Adult lectures and courses held
  • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
  • Direct teaching services for schools
  • Events and resources for children and families
  • Events/teaching/resources for people with disabilities
  • General guide to collections available
  • Large print information and/or interpretation
  • Member of staff available with responsibility for education
  • Pre-booking service for groups
  • Primary school education service available
  • Printed/audio-visual information available for schools
  • Secondary school education service available
  • Teaching/resources available for HE/FE students
  • Touch exhibits
  • Guided tours
  • Membership and/or Friends scheme offered
  • Volunteering scheme offered
  • Early years education service available
  • Special educational needs education services available

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