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Following the guidance from the government and the World Health Organisation and the new advice on 16th March we have decided, with effect from Wednesday 18th March, to close the museum and to postpone all events until we are advised otherwise.

Although the museum is closed to visitors, we are still working and responding to emails. Contact us at info@amershammuseum.org

We are an independent museum and registered charity, run almost entirely by volunteers. We do not receive funding from local or central government. Donations help support the running costs of the museum and the creation of special projects with community groups, older people and schools. Click on this link to find out more about how you can support the museum.

Amersham Museum reopened in summer 2017 after a major refurbishment. The new museum includes a glass reception area, a complete redisplay of the collection and a new activity and temporary exhibition space. The museum’s medieval hall house is now more clearly visible for visitors to see and enjoy.

Throughout the museum there are opportunities to explore Amersham’s past through maps, photos, objects and documents. It looks in detail at the town in 1580, 1775, 1892, 1939 and 1964.

Our new Mobile Museum, “Anthony” will travel to fetes and festivals in the local area as well as care homes and schools.

There are hands-on activities, discovery boxes with handling objects and multimedia tablets which provide access to the museum’s wider archive.

The Amersham Museum herb garden has been expanded and is now accessible to people in wheelchairs. There are also improved facilities including an accessible toilet, baby changing and a lift with access to the activity space.

The museum is a registered charity run almost entirely by volunteers. We do not receive funding from local or central government. Donations help support the running costs of the museum and the creation of special projects with community groups, older people and schools. Click on this link to find out more about how you can support the museum.

The museum organises many events throughout the year catering for all age groups, click on this link to find out more.

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49 High Street
Old Amersham
Buckinghamshire
HP7 0DP

01494 723700
info@amershammuseum.org

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In view of the Corona Virus (Covid-19) the museum will be closed until further notice.

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