Places to Visit

Chilterns Open Air Museum

Situated on 45 acres of meadows and beechwoods near Chalfont St Giles the Chiltern Open Air Museum is home to over 30 buildings with local historical or vernacular interest.

The aim of the museum is to preserve some of the typical Chilterns architecture for future generations.

From an iron age house to a typical Chilterns Victorian farm the museum has a wide variety of fascinating structures as well as a programme of activities and historical reenactments.

There’s something on almost every weekend throughout the season. See the Chilterns Open Air Museum calendar for more information.

Tring Museum

The Natural History Museum at Tring
The Natural History Museum at Tring

The Natural History Museum at Tring is a wonderful day out for all the family. Admission is completely free though a donation can be made. You may not get off so lightly however if you visit the Zebra Cafe and Museum Gift Shop.

If you’re planning a day out there’s a picnic area with benches in the central courtyard of the museum. Also just across Park Street the museum has a wildlife area with its own picnic site.

Younger children will love to spend some time in the Discovery Room which has a number of interesting educational natural history themed activities. Kids can try on masks, draw, use magnifying glasses, do puzzles and read here.

The Natural History Museum at Tring always has an exhibition on which changes every few months. The collection of stuffed animals gathered from all corners mostly by Walter Rothschild always seems to offer something new and unusual.

On a rainy or cold day its an unrivalled free fun day out in the Chilterns. On sunny days you can also enjoy walking in nearby Tring Park.