Murray & Christine's record of their journey.
"A day in a car in an English county is a trip to a fairy museum where all the exhibits are live and real." Rudyard Kipling
Friday, June 15, 2012
Local attraction – 10 June 2012
Although we live in the Chilterns, which is brilliant for walking, there are few entry-fee type tourist attractions . Today we decided that, as one of these attractions was walking distance from home, we would have to visit.
We have seen the sign to the Chiltern Open Air Museum many times over the years, but didn't feel compelled to visit. Somehow that feels different when it is “walking distance”. It was about 3k each way along countryside footpaths over open fields.
The Museum started in 1976 to preserve buildings, that would otherwise disappear. Buildings of various styles, reflecting a disappearing heritage from the past, have been dismantled and reassembled here. On their 45 acre site, there is plenty of room for future expansion, so far they have accumulated a village of over thirty buildings.