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

Create! Home Series

Runs every Wednesday from 31st July to 28th August between 12.00 midday and 4pm. 28th July - Design & Print a set of greetings cards based on the design of…

Home: Social Housing Exhibition

Find out about the history of social housing in Amersham from the almshouses to modern day council houses.

Tudor Walks

Last Saturday of the month, April to September, 2.30pm, £3 per person, children free These walks tell you about life - and death - in Amersham in Tudor times; food…
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In Other News

Amersham Museum Art Club

Amersham Museum Art Club for 7 – 11 year olds. Thursday 3:45-5pm, 5-6pm

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Vagabond Notice

Attached to the wall of 60 Broadway is a notice warning vagrants, ballad-singers etc to keep out of the town. This is a grade II…

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Peace Day in 1919

Nostalgia: Looking back at how Amersham celebrated WW1 Peace Day in 1919 By Joanne Harris To mark the end of World War I, the Government…

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Amersham Museum’s is recruiting: Education consultant

Chalk, Cherries and Chairs (CCC) This is an exciting new partnership Scheme led by the Chilterns Conservation Board. The five-year Scheme has been awarded a…

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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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