From Market Town To Metro-Land

Discover Amersham’s History

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.


The 2020 Museum Calendar is now on sale with 12 wonderful views of the Old Town

Available from the museum or by post. £8.50 (plus postage if required)

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JH Kennard Walk – Chesham Bois

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Mini Museum 18th October

Unfortunately it has been necessary to cancel the Mini Museum session on the 18th October, we apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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Chilterns Heritage Festival

Amersham Museum is proud to be a partner in delivering the Chilterns Heritage Festival this year! Celebrate local heritage & connect with the past with…

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Walk: Historic Amersham Top to Bottom

Join Martin Pounce, a long time resident of Amersham, in a short woodland walk from the station. Emerging from the beech wood, you will see…

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Amersham Museum Art Club

Amersham Museum Art Club for 7 – 11 year olds. Thursday 3:45-5pm, 5-6pm

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Plan Your Visit

49 High Street
Old Amersham

01494 723700


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

“Enjoyed our visit to this wonderful interactive museum where you are positively encouraged to touch things!”

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