2019 opening day WWI Nissen hut celebration
Date(s) - 30/03/2019 - 31/03/2019
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Chiltern Open Air Museum
Newland Park, Gorelands Lane,
Chalfont St Giles,
For this weekend only – explore the Museum by paying a donation only!
On Saturday 30 March, we’re opening for the 2019 season. On this day in celebration of English Tourism Week we will be officially opening our completed WWI Nissen hut to the public!
Join us for a special WWI living history event. See costumed re-enactors showing how the Tommies would relax on the home front and what weapons and kit they used when fighting. Nurse and chaplain re-enactors will demonstrate how they supported the troops on the front line and back home.
Visitors can take part in a poppy trail and dress up in WWI officer and nurse costumes.
On Saturday 30th March, there will also be the opportunity to chat to our Museum team about educational visits, group visits, experience days, weddings and event at the Museum, our Annual Pass scheme, volunteering, what we do here, our latest projects and how you can support us.
The event is part of a Heritage Lottery Funded project to rebuild a WWI Nissen hut on the Museum site to commemorate WWI in the Chilterns and to tell the stories of local war heroes.
The following experience days and workshops will be running over the weekend:
Willow Weaving and Sculpting Workshop (Limited availability)
Silver Jewellery Making Workshop (Limited availability)
Beginners Straw Plaiting Workshop (Sold out)
Taste of The Past for Two Experience Day (Sold out)
Blacksmith Experience Day (Sold out)
An Introduction to Watercolour (Good availability)
Additional charge. Places must be pre-booked.
The Museum is a registered charity no. 272381 all proceeds go towards the conservation work that we do. If you enjoy your visit please consider supporting us by purchasing an Annual Pass on your way out.
Event Contact Information
Website Address: www.coam.org.uk
Contact Telephone Number: 01494871117