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Chiltern Open Air Museum

Chiltern Open Air Museum is home to four barns, with a fifth (a medieval aisled barn originally belonging to St. Alban’s Abbey) awaiting reconstruction. Use the alphabetical Index to go to pages about each barn.

Northolt Barn is a hay barn rescued from a farm in Middlesex. It does not have a midstrey, since hay is not threshed.

Northolt Barn

Arborfield Barn is a cruck-frame barn from Arborfield. It was originally built c1500.

Arborfield Barn

Skipping Barn was part of the farm where the Museum has been established. I t is a typical Chiltern Barn with a high brick plinth.  It is of post & truss construction, without aisles.

Skipping Barn

Hill Farm Barn a typical Chiltern barn of post and truss construction on a brick plinth wiith a clay tiled roof..

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Hill Farm Barn