Places to Visit


Chiltern Open Air museum

Newland Park, Gorelands Lane, Chalfont St. Giles, HP8 4AB

Tel 01494 871117 enquiries -at- coam -dot- org -dot- uk

Opening times: 10am-5pm (last admission 3.30 pm). 2017 season runs from 1st April to 26th October.

The Chiltern Open Air Museum is a 45 acre museum with over thirty restored buildings from town and villages around the area covering over 2000 years of history. There are historical events happening throughout the year including themes of Roman Centurion, Jacobite from 18th century England, medieval knight, or ‘Dad’s Army home guard’.

See website for events calendar

Wycombe Local History and Chair Museum

Priory Avenue, High Wycombe, HP13 6PX

Email: info -at- wycombemuseum -dot- org

Telephone: 01494 957 210

Set in beautiful grounds, and with exciting hands-on activities, Wycombe Museum is a great place to discover the fascinating and varied history of the district and the famous collection of Windsor chairs. Opening times: Monday to Saturday: 10am-4.30pm. Sunday: 2pm-5pm. Bank holidays: closed. Admission is free and there is a small car park with limited space available at the Museum. A selection of merchandise, including a wide range of books, can be found in the shop.

Wycombe Swan Theatre

St. Mary Street, High Wycombe, HP11 2XE

Tel: 01494 512000 (ticket office)

ticket office:  boxoffice -at- wycombeswan -dot- co -dot- uk

Ticket office opening hours: Monday to Saturday:10am-8pm. On Sunday and Bank Holidays the ticket office is open from 90 minutes before performances. Short-stay parking is available in Swan Car Park basement.

Chenies Manor

Chenies, WD3 6ER

Tel: 01949 762888

Opening times for 2017 are awaited but in 2016 the manor house and gardens were open from 6th April to 27th October 2016 inclusive. Wednesday and Thursday: 2pm-5pm. Bank Holiday Mondays: 2pm- 5pm. See website for events throughout the year.

Chenies has a house and gardens, a guided tour of the house, refreshments, a gift shop and art exhibitions in the Summer.


Taplow, Maidenhead, SL6 0JA

Tel: 01628 755562/01628 605069

cliveden -at- nationaltrust -dot- org -dot- uk

A National Trust property and country estate. Open daily for most of the year, once the home of Waldorf and Nancy Astor. It has spectacular landscape including various formal gardens with sculpture and statues, a topiary, and a parterre with breathtaking views. Part of the house is open to visitors at limited times. Also woodland walks, a picnic and play area. See website for programme of events and guided walks.

West Wycombe Park

Perfectly preserved 18th Century landscape garden, surrounding a Palladian mansion. Opening times: Grounds: Sunday to Thursday, April 2nd to 31st August: 2pm-6pm. House and Grounds: Sunday to Thursday, June 1st to 31st August: 2pm-6pm

Hell Fire Caves

West Wycombe Caves, Church Lane, West Wycombe, High Wycombe, HP14 3AH

Tel: 01494 533739

Opening times: Summer season: April to October, 7 days-a-week 11am-5.30pm. Winter season: November to March, Saturday and Sundays: 11am-dusk. Bank and school holidays: 11am-dusk. Last admission to the actual Caves is 30 minutes before published closing times. The Café and courtyard remain open until closing times.

Milton’s Cottage

Deanway, Chalfont St. Giles, HP8 4JH

Tel: 01494 872313

info -at- miltonscottage -dot- org -dot-

Milton’s Cottage was once the home of John Milton (1608-1674), one of England’s greatest poets. It is now a museum of his work and times. The cottage is open daily from 1st April to 31st October on Tuesdays to Sundays: 10am-1pm and 2pm-6pm. Closed Mondays except Bank Holidays Fun for children

Bekonscot model village

Warwick Road, Beaconsfield, HP9 2PL

Tel: 01494 672919

info -at- bekonscott -dot- co -dot- uk

Bekonscot Model Village and Railway is the world’s oldest original model village in Beaconsfield, Bucks. There are six model towns, a huge Gauge 1 model garden railway, ride on railway, remote-controlled boats, castles, lakes and industries in 1.5 acres of award-winning gardens.


Tel: 0871 2222 001

See website for opening times (open from March to October; times and days vary according to time of year). A theme park for families with children between the ages of 3 and 12.

Odds Farm Park

Wooburn Common, High Wycombe, HP10 0LX

Tel: 01628 520188

Open all year. Closed 25 and 26 December and 1 January. Opening hours: daily at 10am. See website for closing times

The Roald Dahl Museum & Story Centre

81-83 High Street, Great Missenden, HP16 0AL.

Tel: 01494 892192,

Opening hours: Tuesday to Friday : 10am-5pm. Saturday and Sunday: 1pm-5pm. Usually closed on Monday, except 3 May 2010 (Bank Holiday Monday) from 10am -5pm.

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