The Chiltern Open Air Museum is home to over 30 rescued historic buildings including a 1940s Prefab, Victorian Toll House, Blacksmith’s Forge, Iron Age Roundhouse and Victorian Farm. It was founded by volunteers in 1976, and opened to the public in 1981. The Museum is a charity that rescues threatened historic buildings, which would otherwise be demolished, re-erects and preserves them in a traditional Chilterns landscape.
This private tour will focus on straw and its uses. You will see straw used in a variety of ways, from the stooks of harvested corn, bedding for our lovely goats, thatching material and examples of the skilled craft of straw plaiting.