From Market Town To Metro-Land

Discover Amersham’s History


Our Museum

Amersham Museum reopened in summer 2017 after a major refurbishment and expansion. The museum’s medieval hall house is now more clearly visible for visitors to see and enjoy. The new museum displays explore life in the town in 1580, 1775, 1892, 1939 and 1964. Complete your visit with a wander through our wonderful herb garden, which is packed with plants used for medicinal purposes.

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




Amersham Martyrs Community Play, New production

In 1521 five men and one woman were sentenced to be burned because they were Lollards who insisted on reading the Bible in English and praying to God directly in English rather than in Latin through their parish priest. The Amersham Martyrs Community Play was first presented in 2001 and repeated in 2004, 2011 and 2016. The 2022 performance commemorates the five hundred years’ anniversary of these events.

Click on this link to view photographs of the 2022 production.





Create! Jubilee Celebration

Wednesday 1st June, 1-4pm, £5 per child, drop-in Design and create your own commemorative coin to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee and decorate fabric bunting to take home.
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In Other News

Elly Bazigos Exhibition

We’re delighted to be exhibiting the work of artist Elly Bazigos. With the support of the South-East Museums Development Fund we commissioned Elly to design…

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Amersham Museum becomes a Plastic Free Community Ally!

Amersham Museum is delighted to become a community ally as part of Sustainable Amersham’s bid to become a Plastic Free Community. The museum is one…

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We’re recruiting! Museum Director

We’re looking for a new director for Amersham Museum (click on this link for the job profile) The deadline for applications is Friday 22nd April. For…

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Due to high demand, we will be performing the play on two additional nights, Monday 21 March and Tuesday 22 March. The play starts at…

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Plan Your Visit

49 High Street
Old Amersham

01494 723700
[email protected]

We are open from Wednesday to Sunday, 12 noon until 4:30pm.

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

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