Briony HudsonBriony studied History at Cambridge University and Museum Studies at Leicester University.

She started her career in museums as diverse as Hereford Cider Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and Wakefield Museum. She ran the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Museum from 2002 to 2010, and was also Interim Director for the Royal College of Surgeons’ Museums.

For the last 12 years, she’s worked as a freelance curator, lecturer and author including: exhibitions on war, art and surgery, and women in medicine; books on the history of pharmacy education, popular historical medicines, and a medical history book for children; and talks on subjects ranging from liquorice to delftware drug jars!

As well as previously chairing a number of medical history groups (and the school PTA), she’s past chair of the Social History Curators Group – and small museums sharing fascinating stories in a strong community is exactly where she likes to be.
Originally from Ross-on-Wye in Herefordshire, Briony lives in Princes Risborough with her husband Charles and 11 year old daughter Lucy, Smith the spaniel and Pippi and Wish the guinea pigs. She’s a keen swimmer, walker, and gardener.

Plan Your Visit

49 High Street
Old Amersham

01494 723700
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We open Wednesdays to Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays, 12noon until 4:30pm.

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

“Visited Amersham museum yesterday – lovely place, provides many details on the history of the place. Plenty of cute cafes, pubs and shops around also… not difficult to find free parking nearby. ”

“A well-run, informative and interesting small museum on the main street. It’s mostly volunteer-run and they do a great job in keeping it and making you feel welcome…Check out the herb garden too.”

“Enjoyable film and television location guided walk around Amersham hosted by Amersham Museum – here are the Sun Houses on Highover Park and further up the hill is High & Over.”

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