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2020 Opening Hours

Following the latest government advice on coronavirus, Milton’s Cottage is currently closed to the public.

Our website will include updates about our plans to re-open for the 2020 season, as well as new online content to keep people engaged whilst in social isolation.

In the meantime, 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 in this link to our newsletter: Milton Messenger

We thank everyone for their support and understanding during these exceptional circumstances. 

Visitor information is provided below for those who are planning to visit once we re-open to the public.

2020 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 as well as a 33% discount to English Heritage members.  Please show your membership card to claim these offers.

Please note that individual ticket purchases are valid for 12 months when a Gift Aid Declaration is signed.

Directions

Public transport

  • Chiltern Line from Marylebone to Gerrards Cross (High Wycombe train) then 105, 335 or 580 bus to Chalfont St Giles
  • Chiltern Line from Marylebone to Amersham (Aylesbury train) or Metropolitan line from Baker Street 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 recommend that any groups of 15 or more people book with us in advance.  As Milton’s Cottage is a Grade I listed Elizabethan cottage, with limited space, our maximum group size is 25 people (or up to 50 if the group is able to divide into smaller groups to visit the garden or St. Giles Church).

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 booking, please telephone us on 01494 872313 / groups@miltonscottage.org or fill in the Group booking form

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:

www.chalfontstgiles.org.uk