2021 Opening Hours

We are currently closed to the public during the winter months, which enables us to undertake essential conservation and maintenance work before we re-open to the public on 1st April 2022.
We are continuing to host some group visits during our closed season.  Please contact us on 01494 872313 if you would like to discuss potential dates for a group visit over the winter months.  Further information can be found on the group visits section of our website.






Until we re-open for our 2022 visitor season, 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

2022 Prices

Adults – £7.00

Concessions (students, job seekers & senior citizens; proof required) – £6.00

Accompanied children under 16 – free

Parties of 15 or more – £6.00 per person

2 for 1 offers are available to members of The Poetry Society & CPRE.  Please book by phone to claim these offers and show your membership card on arrival.

We are currently taking online bookings for 2022.



Public transport

  • 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

Private transport

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.

Parking information

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.

Group Visits

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.

To enquire about making a group booking,

please fill in the Group booking form or

email us on groups@miltonscottage.org  or telephone us on 01494 872313

Access Information

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: