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.

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

The museum’s 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. 

Discover Our Stories

Featured Events

Singing Group

Join us for a sing-a-long to much loved songs from the 20th century. The sessions are once a month on a Thursday from 10am to 11.30am and its FREE. Just…

Reminiscence Group

Amersham Museum runs a monthly reminiscence group where we share our stories and memories from the past. These sessions are both stimulating and fun and give us the opportunity to…

Home: Social Housing Exhibition

Find out about the history of social housing in Amersham from the almshouses to modern day council houses.
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Our Lady’s Catholic Primary School Artist-led Project

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Women at War #4: Catherine Courtauld (1878-1972)

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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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