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Milton's Cottage

Deanway, Chalfont St. Giles HP8 4JH, England
+44 1494 872313
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Interesting local history

Interesting little cottage - authentic and feels as if nothing has really changed inside. There... read more

Reviewed 20 May 2017
AA747
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Harmondsworth, United Kingdom
A little historical gem

This was an impromptu visit for the whole family. Our kids are 3, 9 and 11 so I wasn't sure if the... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2017
Jeanirene76
,
Gerrards Cross, United Kingdom
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“his life” (3 reviews)
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Deanway, Chalfont St. Giles HP8 4JH, England
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Reviewed 20 May 2017

Interesting little cottage - authentic and feels as if nothing has really changed inside. There was a guide who answered our questions - 3 rooms with books and prints on show. . The garden was very lovely ! As he was interested in plants the...More

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Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

This was an impromptu visit for the whole family. Our kids are 3, 9 and 11 so I wasn't sure if the oldest and youngest would enjoy the museum but they both found the visit interesting for different reasons. The very kind volunteers gave us...More

Thank Jeanirene76
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Very modest and authentic atmosphere inside the cottage...The guides are very knowledgeable and friendly. This is where Milton completed "Paradise Lost", The cottage garden is 'Paradise Found' Tulips, daffodils, a blossoming cherry tree, bluebells, forget me nots, a magnolia tree ( planted on the occasion...More

Thank Sharon G
Kelly O, Manager at Milton's Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

Thanks for your lovely review: we're glad you had an enjoyable visit and found time to explore our literary garden - planted with trees flowers and herbs referenced in Milton's poetry.

Reviewed 2 February 2017

Really enjoyed the visit and tour but you it really takes on a real feel if you have reread paradise lost or at least some his poetry before you visit.

Thank KalvinFX
Kelly O, Manager at Milton's Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2017

Thanks for your review and feedback Kalvin. We're currently updating our displays - ready for our 2017 opening on 1st April - and will be including more displays of Milton's poetry for those who have yet to read this visionary writer.

Reviewed 3 December 2016

A tiny gem showing both how people lived and the history of the period between Charles 1 and Oliver Cromwell. The layout is clear and even if you don't know anything about John Milton you will come away with a better feel for the period...More

Thank SonnyDisposition
Kelly O, Manager at Milton's Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2017

Thanks for your lovely review, Sonny: we're delighted to hear you found our layout informative and had an opportunity to enjoy our lovely literary garden.

Reviewed 9 November 2016

What a fantastic mind John Milton had. We learnt how creative he had been with inventing new words - 630 such as - DAMP, SENSUOUS, COMPLACENCY, PADLOCK to name but a few. Some very rare books on display in this cherished cottage where he live...More

Thank Peter S
Kelly O, Manager at Milton's Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2016

Thanks for your lovely review Peter: it was a pleasure to welcome you to Milton's Cottage.

Reviewed 25 July 2016

This cottage and museum is run by locals. It is tiny but it is the place where Milton wrote Paradise Lost.

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Reviewed 26 June 2016

We are always interested in visiting places of historical importance but this was a bit of a disappointment. There are only 2 rooms and it is only surmised from what we could make out that Paradise Lost was finished here. Most of the artefacts were...More

Thank MMcL47
Kelly O, Business Director at Milton's Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2016

Many thanks for visiting and for taking the time to comment. Your feedback is particularly important to us at the moment as we have a new team in place and are working to improve our interpretation material, amongst other things. We hope this will make...More

Reviewed 1 June 2016

A small local museum with a fine collection of rare Milton's works. The volunteers guides are knowledgeable and helpful. The garden is grade 2 registered because it contains so many plants and flowers mentioned in Milton's works is worth a visit in it's own right....More

Thank J B
Reviewed 28 May 2016

I was staying in the area and my host mentioned this cottage. We did not know about the restricted opening hours, so we're lucky to visit when it was open. As mentioned in another review, cash only, so be prepared. There is a car park...More

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