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GOOD NEWS: Chiltern Open Air Museum in Chalfont St Peter reopens to public 

 Published on: 1st July 2020   |   By: Siba Jackson   |   Category: Uncategorized

Chiltern Open Air Museum has re-opened its doors to the public following the coronavirus outbreak. 

Visitors are now welcome to explore the impressive 45-acre grounds and period gardens, including cherry and apple orchards and woodlands.

The “Dig for Victory” allotment – where a variety of vegetables including beetroots, courgettes and cucumber are grown to help supply the museum tea room ¬– is also open. 

The allotment is also home to many fruit bushes used to produce jams and preserves, as well as an array of herbs and flowering plants. 

The shop and toilets at the museum, in Chalfont St Giles, will be open with additional handwashing facilities in place. 

Unfortunately the historic buildings on site, in Gorelands Lane, are not yet open.

The adventure playground and café also remain closed, however hot and cold takeaway refreshments are on sale – card payments only – at the Village Kitchen and can be eaten on outdoor picnic benches. 

Social distancing measures must be followed and visitors are advised to pre-book tickets in advance, with reduced availability to protect staff and visitors. Dogs on leads are welcome. 

The Museum, which reopened on June 20, said in a COVID-19 statement on its website said: “It’s been a worrying time for us because we are an independent charity, so it’s a great opportunity to show your support by booking a ticket. 

“Government advice is continually changing so please check the Museum website for the latest information before you visit. 

“We thank you for your support. Stay safe everyone.” 

For more information, visit coam.org.uk 

Photo courtesy of Chiltern Open Air Museum

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