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.


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Featured Events

TALK: Arts & Crafts Architecture in Amersham

Find out about Amersham’s Arts & Crafts architecture, including homes and community buildings. Learn about J H Kennard, who designed many of our early 20th century homes. For booking and…

TALK: Revisiting Metro-Land 1890-1940

Author, transport historian and former curator of the London Transport Museum, Oliver Green, will share the fascinating story of the development of Metro-land housing alongside the Metropolitan Railway. Amersham is…

VE Day 75 Years Garden Party

Join us to celebrate 75 years since VE Day. Find out who was in Amersham in 1945 and learn about their experiences. Join us in making a giant length of…
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Opening Up Literature

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Read Alison Bailey’s latest feature for the Bucks Free Press, “A walk around Amersham-on-the-Hill”

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Great Days Out in Bucks

Amersham Museum is featured in the new flyer produced by Visit Buckinghamshire. It promotes great days out and will be distributed to group tour organisers…

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Cancellation of Mini Museum tomorrow

Unfortunately there is no Mini Museum session tomorrow, Friday 17th January. We apologise for any inconvenience. The next session is on Friday 14th February, 10am-11.30am …

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Plan Your Visit

49 High Street
Old Amersham

01494 723700


The museum is open Wednesday – Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays 12noon-4.30pm.

Admission £4.50, children free.

We can open for groups at any time of the year. Visits to the museum outside of advertised hours cost £7 per person or £10 for both a walk and a museum visit.

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

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