After a busy winter of onsite conservation work, Chiltern Open Air Museum re-opens on Saturday 30th March. To celebrate, for this weekend only, entry will be by paying a small donation of your choice – every penny of which will go towards the Museum’s work conserving and promoting local heritage and culture. During this special opening weekend, the outdoor Museum is celebrating the opening of its reconstructed WWI Nissen hut, which stands next to the Museum’s WWII Nissen hut and opposite the 1940s prefab and Dig for Victory allotment. Over the opening weekend there will be costumed re-enactors demonstrating what life was like on the home front and how nurses and chaplains supported the troops.
The Museum has over 35 reconstructed historic buildings to explore covering over 2000 years of history! There is an adventure playground, woodland, working farm with livestock and tea room. Visit www.coam.org.uk for further information.