2021 Opening Hours

We are pleased to welcome visitors back to Milton’s Cottage.  The safety of our visitors, volunteers and staff remains a priority and – as a historic building with our collection displayed in small household rooms – we are continuing to limit visitor numbers.  Pre-booking is therefore required, via the link below or by calling us on 01494 872313.  We also ask that visitors continue to wear a face covering when visiting our indoor spaces (unless exempt) and maintain social-distancing.





For those who are unable to join us at the moment, 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 continued support and understanding and hope to welcome you to Milton’s Cottage soon.

2021 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.

To ensure we are able to meet social distancing guidelines, all bookings should  be made online and in advance (by midday on the day of your visit at the latest).



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

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.

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: