From Market Town To Metro-Land

Discover Amersham’s History

Our Museum

Based largely in a medieval hall house, Amersham Museum explores life in the town in 1580, 1775, 1892, 1939 and 1964. Sit at the Tudor dinner table, relax in the 1930s living room, or listen to stories in Ron Haddock’s 1960s record shop. Visit our changing exhibition programme, join a guided walk, take part in an activity session, or wander through our medicinal herb garden.




Support Us

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. Find out more about how you can support the museum



Up close and personal session

Get up close to objects from the Museum’s collection in our new monthly small group sessions. March’s object is Polly England’s nurse’s uniform from her early medical experiences in the…

Straw Plaiting Workshop

An opportunity to learn the heritage skills of straw plaiting at Amersham Museum on Saturday 1st April 2023. Experience the working lives of the straw plaiters living in the Chilterns…

Sewing Straw Plait

This basic course will introduce the skills required to successfully stitch plait into a hat, bag, or basket. You will be provided with ready-made straw plait, thread, and needle to…
Take me to metro-land

In Other News

Welcome to our new trustees!

We are delighted to welcome four new trustees to the Museum’s board. Jenny Baker, Tessa Drysdale, Linda Gould and Mary Tebje will join next month,…

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Come into the garden!

1 April to 29 October Included with museum admission charge. Enjoy our beautiful herb garden, including a new temporary display about Maud Grieve (1858-1941), local…

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Doreen Wright

A new article by Judy Thompson and Alison Bailey, January 2023 Doreen Wright was a pioneering sportswoman, founder of Amersham Swimming Club, and local councillor…

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Nick’s Shakespeare Walk – Stratford to The Globe Theatre

Nick Gammage will be “walking in the footsteps of William Shakespeare” to raise funds for the museum which is now registered with Just Giving.  Interesting…

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Plan Your Visit

49 High Street
Old Amersham

01494 723700
[email protected]

We open Wednesdays to Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays, 12noon until 4:30pm.

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

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