Alison Beck last visited the Chiltern Open Air Museum for the PhotoGroup in 2012, so returned in April 2022 to see how much had changed. She writes that it was a delight to revisit old favourites, like the Iron Age Roundhouse, Arborfield Barn, and her personal favourite, the Caversham Public Convenience. There are new acquisitions like the WW1 Nissen Bow Hut, and the Haddenham Croft Cottage, under scaffolding on her previous visit, now fully operational with interesting interiors and garden.
The Museum's Family Guide gives details of all the buildings' histories, and sometimes of the families who lived in them. There are also Experience Days, Group visits, school trips, filming and parties, and you can even get married there! The website, www.coam.org.uk, gives further details.