Living History Tudor Courtroom Event – Chiltern open Air Museum – 10 – 17 August

Tudor Courtroom

A living history Tudor Courtroom event.

The year is 1585 and a Justice of the Peace commissioned by Queen Elizabeth I has arrived to hold court.  Come and learn about the intrigues of village life and join in to help decide the rights and wrongs of each case.

Has the landlord watered the beer?  Will Goodwife Manwood be granted a divorce?  Who abducted Widow Besser s grandson?  Will the village scold be sent to the ducking stool?

– Chat with the costumed re-enactors walking around the Museum to find out what was happening in the year 1585.
– Become the jury and participate in the court cases.  The fate of the accused is in your hands!
– Want to know more about the Tudors and Stuarts?  Talk to the red-shirted  interpreters  who will be happy to answer your questions!

Standard admission prices apply. Free entry for Annual Pass holders.

date: 10th – 11th August

time: 10.00 – 17.00 daily

venue: Chiltern Open Air Museum
Newland Park
Gorelands Lane
Chalfont St Giles
Buckinghamshire
HP8 4AB

event email: enquiries@coam.org.uk

event web: www.coam.org.uk

event tel nos: 01494 871117

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Wild About Wool Knitting Event – Chiltern open Air Museum – 12/13 October 

Wild about Wool

Knitting is a traditional craft that has been dated back
to the 11th century in Eygpt. During WWI men, women and
children knitted large volumes of clothing and
accessories to help with the war effort making socks,
scarves, sweaters, hats and balaclavas for the troops.

Join us for our special Wild About Wool knitting event
and discover different types of wool and help solve your
knitting conundrums by talking to our friendly experts.

This event is suitable for all ages and levels, from
beginners to experienced knitters.

All activities are weather dependent and subject to
change.

Standard admission prices apply. Free entry for Annual
Pass holders.

date: 12.10./13.10.2019

time: 11:00-4:00

venue: Chiltern Open Air Museum, Newland Park, Gorelands Lane,
Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire HP8 4AB

cost: 6,50

event email: enquiries@coam.org.uk

event web: https://www.coam.org.uk/events/wild-about-wool-kni

event tel nos: 01494 871117

Family Harvest Event -Chiltern open Air Museum – 28-29 Sept

Family Harvest Event

Discover the fascinating traditions of our farming
history.  This popular annual harvest event provides a
unique opportunity to explore the sights, sounds and
smells of harvest past, with the Museum s restored 1947
threshing machine working hard to process the year s
wheat crop as long as the rain holds off!

Over the weekend the Museum s Henton chapel will be home
to a beautiful traditional harvest display.

Learn about rural life see our saw pit and pole lathe in
action and learn more about our charcoal kiln. Watch
demonstrations of traditional skills and discover a range
of traditional crafts.

Our Harvest event was featured in the Telegraph s Best
Harvest Festivals 2018

Please note that all activities are subject to change and
weather.

Standard admission prices apply. Free entry for Annual
Pass holders.

date: 28.09./29.09.2019

time: 10:00

venue: Chiltern Open Air Museum, Newland Park, Gorelands Lane,
Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire HP8 4AB

cost: 6,50

event email: enquiries@coam.org.uk

event web: https://www.coam.org.uk/events/harvest-event-bucki

event tel nos: 01494 871117

Free Company Aquitaine demonstrating Medieval Warbow – Chiltern Open Air Museum – 31 Aug to 1 Sept

Come and see the Free Company Aquitaine demonstrating the
art and skill of the medieval warbow. Watch
demonstrations of archery, see and learn about the arming
of the knight and talk to the blacksmith/armourer,
bowyer, spinster and surgeon about the medieval way of
life.

From the Welsh wars of Edward I to the Battle of
Agincourt, the longbow has been pivotal to the military
prowess of England s medieval armies, but how much do you
really know about the bow and the men who used it with
such deadly proficiency? Have you ever wondered at what
age they were given their first bow; how they trained,
how they fought or what they were paid? Perhaps you fancy
testing your strength at drawing the bowstring to your
ear, or wish to see how far they could shoot a bodkin-
tipped arrow? Well now you can and more, The Free Company
of Aquitaine are coming to Chiltern Open Air Museum on
Saturday 31st August   Sunday 1st September 2019!

Within their 14th century camp you can meet the members
of The Free Company as they go about their business as a
band of mercenaries, operating in the south of France
during the Hundred Year s War. You ll be able to chat to
the archers as they prepare for battle and watch their
Great Warbows in action as they shoot volleys of arrows
into maille and plate armour targets on Skippings Field.
Learn about the armour of the knight as his squire
dresses him for combat and discover the tools of the
barber surgeon as she readies her table for the injuries
that always follow battle. Behind the scenes there is
plenty of activity as the bowyer crafts bows out of
staves of yew, the smith forges arrowheads and the
womenfolk spin wool for their clothing while watching the
next meal bubble away on the open fire. It promises to be
a great day out in history!

Please note that all activities are subject to change and
weather.

Standard admission prices apply. Free entry for Annual
Pass holders.

date: 31.08./01.09.2019

time: 10:00

venue: Chiltern Open Air Museum, Newland Park, Gorelands Lane,
Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire HP8 4AB

cost: 6,50

event email: enquiries@coam.org.uk

event web: https://www.coam.org.uk/events/august-event-bucks/

event tel nos: 01494 871117

Terrific Tuesdays – Summer holiday activities for the family – Chiltern open Air Museum

Terrific Tuesdays – Summer holiday activities for the
family

It can be tough finding activities to keep the children
entertained throughout the school summer holidays. So the
Museum s Education team have created special themed
family activities, games and crafts all for the standard
admission price!

If you d like to attend multiple Terrific Tuesdays (there
will be 9 during the 2019 season), and Museum events then
you can purchase an Annual Pass which costs £30 per
adult, £18 per child and family pass prices start from
£50.

This year each Terrific Tuesday date in the summer is one
of the four elements:
30th July   Earth
6th August   Air
13th August   Fire
20th August   Water
27th August   Element of surprise (a collection of
activities from the previous weeks)

– Every Tuesday in Bucks school holidays is a Terrific
Tuesday
– Enjoy themed family crafts and activities
– Activities run from 11am   3.30pm
– Tea Room with drinks, light lunches, cakes and ice
creams
– Plenty of space for picnics
– Baby changing facilities
– Adventure playground
– Small working farm
– Ample free car parking
Additional information
Activities for each date are still to be confirmed and
are subject to change. Standard admission prices apply.
Free entry for Annual Pass holders.
We recommend that you bring a carrier bag with you so
that you can take home all the wonderful crafts and
creations that you have made.

date: 30th of July till 27th of August

time: 11:00-15:30

venue: Chiltern Open Air Museum
Newland Park
Gorelands Lane
Chalfont St Giles
Buckinghamshire
HP8 4AB

event email: enquiries@coam.org.uk

event web: https://www.coam.org.uk/events/summer-holiday-acti

event tel nos: 01494 871117