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 in history. Over the last 18 months we’ve been researching the contribution of local women to WWI and the campaign for suffrage. We’ve uncovered some incredible stories which we’ve published […]

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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 British Legion’s soldier silhouette is once again marking the roadsides of many villages in the area. Whilst it is imperative that we remember the terrible sacrifice of a generation of […]

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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 a fortnight of events organised by the. As part of the festival, the museum is hosting a private guided tour on the 27th September.

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Walk: Historic Amersham Top to Bottom

Join Martin Pounce, a long time resident of Amersham, in a short woodland walk from the station. Emerging from the beech wood, you will see Old Amersham spread out beneath you, with its medieval street plan surrounded by fields. Martin Pounce will point out and explain the unique features of the town.  The walk will […]

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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 listed building, and the notice is part of the listing. In the last year or two, members of the Amersham Society have noticed some deterioration in the notice and the […]

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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 declared a Bank Holiday for a day of Peace celebrations to be held across the UK.  On Saturday 19 July 1919, a large rally took place in London, with more […]

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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 National Lottery Heritage Fund grant of £2.4m and will deliver a suite of projects across three key themes: Wildlife & Landscape, Heritage & Landscape and People, Communities & Landscape. Further […]

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Summer Create Sessions

Join us for our Summer 2019 Create Sessions for all the family Design and print a set of greetings cards, based on a design of your home (31/8) Design and make a house-shaped treasure box (7/8) Explore our doll’s house and make a mini interior of your own (14/08) Design and print a set of […]

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49 High Street
Old Amersham

01494 723700


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.

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