Due to the national lockdown, Milton’s Cottage is currently closed to the public.
We aim to re-open on 19th May 2021, in line with current government advice for the museum sector.
Until then, we invite you to take a virtual tour in verse of Milton’s Cottage with this excerpt from Paradise Lost for 350 Voices – a collective reading of Milton’s epic masterpiece in the place where it was completed:
You can also discover how an earlier pandemic connects Paradise Lost to Milton’s Cottage here: Milton Messenger
We thank everyone for their support and understanding during these exceptional circumstances.
Chiltern Line from Marylebone to Gerrards Cross (High Wycombe train) then 105 or 104 bus to Chalfont St Giles
Chiltern Line from Marylebone to Amersham (Aylesbury train) or Metropolitan line to Amersham then 105 bus to Chalfont St Giles (London Road stop)
As above, but alight at Chalfont and Latimer station and take a taxi
Take the A413 to Chalfont St Giles, turn into the village at the double mini-roundabout, continue through the village and approximately 75 metres past the last shop is Milton’s Cottage.
There is a free visitor’s car park adjoining Milton’s Cottage for cars. Coach parking must be arranged in advance by email or telephone.
The information below relates to bookings for 2021 onwards. Future bookings depend on changing lockdown advice during the pandemic.
Milton’s Cottage is the perfect destination for a group visit and we are delighted to cater for parties of varying sizes and interests.
So that all of our visitors enjoy the intimate ambience of Milton’s Cottage, we require that any groups should book with us in advance. As Milton’s Cottage is a Grade I listed Elizabethan cottage, with limited space, our maximum group size is 12 people or could be larger if a group splits up to see other nearby attractions.
A visit to Milton’s Cottage usually lasts between 1 – 1.5 hours. If your group is planning a full day trip to the area, we would be delighted to suggest other local visitor attractions as well as cafes, restaurants and pubs in the village. We are happy to provide contact details and any other information to help make your group visit a pleasurable one.
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We want to help all of our visitors enjoy their experience at Milton’s Cottage as much as we can. There is wheelchair access by prior arrangement and guide dogs are welcome throughout the museum. If you require any further information, please call us on 01494 872313.
In the Area
Whilst visiting Milton’s Cottage, why not take some time to wander around the village of Chalfont St. Giles, one of the loveliest in the Chilterns? As well as great pubs, cafes and restaurants there’s a Grade I listed Norman church, village green, duckpond and the River Misbourne running tranquilly through.
Close by is the Chiltern Open Air Museum and Jordans Quaker Meeting House – famous as the last resting place of William Penn and his family.
The Chalfont St. Giles village website has further information about the local area: