The museum is packed with interactive activities for children. Each time zone in the museum has a box containing period specific toys and books, hats to try on and a multimedia tablet quiz. In the 1580s room children can also lay the table, write at the desk and dress up as the master and mistress of the house. There are puzzles in the 1960s zone and in our education space there are always craft activities for families to complete.

There is also a varied programme of activities for families, catering for children of all different ages.

We also run an after-school art club for children aged 7-11. The Chiltern Club of Arts Juniors runs in term-time and students will have a chance to learn about different types of art, local artists, and to try their hand at different art styles. Throughout the half-term students will work towards the Arts Award; a nationally recognised initiative from Arts Council England.

Our club is now full for this term, but please contact georgina@amershammuseum.org to be put on our waiting list or for more details.

Supported with investment from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Artswork, the South East Bridge.

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Visit the museum for one of our many arts and crafts sessions linking aspects of 20th Century Amersham history with hands-on fun.

Drop-in (unless otherwise stated) and free after admission with the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund. Subject to availability, during busy periods there may be a short wait for some activities. More details on our website.

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March 2019

Amersham’s Women at War Open Afternoon

March 30 @ 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm

A special open afternoon about local women who fought for suffrage and supported the war effort. Listen to talks about our local women, make suffrage brooches and protest posters and try creative writing inspired by our women's achievements. Free after admission. 

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April 2019

Easter Glis Glis Trail

April 6 - April 23
£1

Hunt the museum for the Easter glis-glis. Find them all and win a colouring book to take home. 6th April – 23rd April during normal opening hours, £1 per person after usual admissions

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Create! Women at War

April 10 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Design a fabric banner for your bedroom or a t-shirt, inspired by posters designed by local women. Free after admission and drop-in. Supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. 

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Create! Portrait Painting

April 16 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
£4

Work with artist Katy Cook to paint portraits using oil pastels. Your work will be inspired by the museum’s recent acquisition of three paintings by Marie-Louise von Motesiczky. This session is for ages 5+ and booking required. There is a session in the morning, 10am-12 noon or in the afternoon 2pm-4pm. There are also sessions on Thursday 18th April. £4 per person (no admission to pay).  To book email emily@amershammuseum.org   This session is supported by the Marie-Louise von Motesiczky Charitable Trust

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Create! Portrait Painting

April 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
£4

Work with artist Katy Cook to paint portraits using oil pastels. Your work will be inspired by the museum’s recent acquisition of three paintings by Marie-Louise von Motesiczky. This session is for ages 5+ and booking required. There is a session in the morning, 10am-12 noon or in the afternoon 2pm-4pm. There are also sessions on Thursday 18th April. £4 per person (no admission to pay). To book email emily@amershammuseum.org   This session is supported by the Marie-Louise von Motesiczky Charitable Trust

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Create! Women at War

April 17 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Design a fabric banner for your bedroom or a t-shirt, inspired by posters designed by local women. Free after admission and drop-in. Supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. 

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Create! Portrait Painting

April 18 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
£4

Work with artist Katy Cook to paint portraits using oil pastels. Your work will be inspired by the museum’s recent acquisition of three paintings by Marie-Louise von Motesiczky. This session is for ages 5+ and booking required. There is a session in the morning, 10am-12 noon or in the afternoon 2pm-4pm. There are also sessions on Tuesday 16th April. £4 per person (no admission to pay). To book email emily@amershammuseum.org   This session is supported by the Marie-Louise von Motesiczky Charitable Trust

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Create! Portrait Painting

April 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
£4

Work with artist Katy Cook to paint portraits using oil pastels. Your work will be inspired by the museum’s recent acquisition of three paintings by Marie-Louise von Motesiczky. This session is for ages 5+ and booking required. There is a session in the morning, 10am-12 noon or in the afternoon 2pm-4pm. There are also sessions on Tuesday 16th April. £4 per person (no admission to pay). To book email emily@amershammuseum.org   This session is supported by the Marie-Louise von Motesiczky Charitable Trust

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Mobile Museum Launch!

April 20 @ 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Visit the museum this Easter weekend to see our fantastic new Mobile Museum, a vintage style vehicle packed full of stories about Amersham in the 20th century. On both days there will be lots of additional crafts, inspired by local 20th century artists, for people to join in.

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Mobile Museum Launch!

April 21 @ 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Visit the museum this Easter weekend to see our fantastic new Mobile Museum, a vintage style vehicle packed full of stories about Amersham in the 20th century. On both days there will be lots of additional crafts, inspired by local 20th century artists, for people to join in.

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49 High Street
Old Amersham
Buckinghamshire
HP7 0DP

01494 723700
info@amershammuseum.org

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Open Wednesday to Sunday, 12 noon to 4.30pm until the end of November.

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