Dr Humphrey England

Click this link to read the latest article by Alison Bailey about Dr Humphrey England and his wife, Polly, early health workers in Amersham

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Following the guidance from the government and the World Health Organisation and the new advice on 16th March we have decided, with effect from Wednesday 18th March, to close the museum until we are advised otherwise.

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Martyrs Play 2021

The Museum will commemorate the events of 1521 when five men and one woman were sentenced to be burned because they were Lollards who insisted on reading the Bible in English and praying to God directly in English rather than Latin through their parish priest. There will be the fifth staging of a hugely successful […]

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During WWII our area became a haven for evacuees. These included a group of Hampstead émigrés with two Viennese women artists, Marie-Louise von Motesiczky and Mary Duras at its centre.  Click on this link for this new article written for Bucks Free Press by Alison Bailey and Neil Rees.

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Youth Hostelling in the Chilterns

The Youth Hostel Association (YHA) was established in England in 1930. The idea was to make the countryside available and affordable to stay in, for Britain’s growing young urban population. Seeing new buildings going up at Colwyn, 331 Chartridge Lane in Chesham made me reflect on its original use at a youth hostel. In this new […]

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Opening Up Literature

On Tuesday afternoons, the Tony Woodcock Room is host to a range of classes that offer a new perspective on literature. Join us to take part in seminars that range from Shakespeare to Creative Writing and Classical Mythology to the latest fiction. All welcome – absolutely no prior knowledge needed. Contact marysharp@btinternet.com or call 01494 […]

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Read Alison Bailey’s latest feature for the Bucks Free Press, “A walk around Amersham-on-the-Hill“

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Great Days Out in Bucks

Amersham Museum is featured in the new flyer produced by Visit Buckinghamshire. It promotes great days out and will be distributed to group tour organisers and other relevant partners. Click on this link to access the flyer

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Plan Your Visit

49 High Street
Old Amersham

01494 723700


Following the new guidance from government we are now working towards re-opening the museum later this summer. We are responding to enquiries  at info@amershammuseum.org or on 01494 723700. We hope to welcome you back soon.  

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

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