From Market Town To Metro-Land

Discover Amersham’s History

In December the museum is only open on Saturday 7th, Sunday 8th, Saturday 14th, Sunday 15th December, 12 noon to 4.30pm. We are then closed until February 2020. We are open for special events and groups throughout the year.

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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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)

To Order Please Email: info@amershammuseum.org

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Featured Events

Christmas Doll’s House Decorating

Join another fantastic miniaturist workshop led by artist Anna Schofield. Make decorations, prepare the fires and wrap the miniature presents for Christmas in our 1930s and Georgian dolls houses. Supported…

Christmas Wreath Making

Join this popular session, facilitated by Shaw's of Amersham, and learn how to make a wonderful wreath or table centre for Christmas. Price includes wreath, materials, mulled wine and mince…

Mini Museum – For the under 5s

Join one of our special themed under fives sessions. Each session is linked to the museum collection and includes messy play, craft, a trail and songs Cost £3 per child…
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In Other News

KS3 to support the teaching of women and suffrage in history

With the support of the Heritage Fund Amersham Museum has recently launched new teaching resources for KS3 to support the teaching of women and suffrage…

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Lest We Forget

by Alison Bailey This week we are wearing our red poppies with pride and many of us will attend moving Remembrance services on Sunday. The…

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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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Plan Your Visit

49 High Street
Old Amersham
Buckinghamshire
HP7 0DP

01494 723700
info@amershammuseum.org

OPENING TIMES

In December the museum is only open on Saturday 7th, Sunday 8th, Saturday 14th, Sunday 15th December, 12 noon to 4.30pm. We are then closed until February 2020. We are open for special events and groups throughout the year.

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

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