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 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! Screen Printing

Learn about how to make a screen print and create your own house-themed screen-printed bag. "Drop In," no booking required £3 per person after usual admissions

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…

Bucks Arts Weeks: Catherine Bridget Phillips

Catherine will be exhibiting her ceramics in the museum, including a special series of pieces inspired by the museum's collection.
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In Other News

Mini Museum for the Under 5s

On Tuesday 4th June between 10am-11.30am, we are holding the first of our new sessions for pre-school aged children and their parents and carers. The…

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Women at War #5: Alice Mary Wright (1880-1961)

This is the fifth in a series of posts to celebrate Women’s History Month. We will featuring amazing, local women who campaigned for women’s suffrage…

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Amersham Museum Commissions Learning Volunteer Training

As part of the museum’s two- year-long Heritage Lottery Fund supported project, The People’s Story of Amersham in the 20th Century, Learning Officer Georgina Barrett this…

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Our Lady’s Catholic Primary School Artist-led Project

In 2018, as part of Amersham Museum’s People’s Story of Amersham in the 20th Century project, supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, our Learning Officer Georgina…

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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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