The museum is packed with interactive activities for children. Each time zone in the museum has a box containing period specific toys and books, hats to try on and a multimedia tablet quiz. In the 1580s room children can also lay the table, write at the desk and dress up as the master and mistress of the house. There are puzzles in the 1960s zone and in our education space there are always craft activities for families to complete.

There is also a varied programme of activities for families, catering for children of all different ages.

We also run an after-school art club for children aged 7-11. The Chiltern Club of Arts Juniors runs in term-time and students will have a chance to learn about different types of art, local artists, and to try their hand at different art styles. Throughout the half-term students will work towards the Arts Award; a nationally recognised initiative from Arts Council England.

Our club is now full for this term, but please contact georgina@amershammuseum.org to be put on our waiting list or for more details.

Supported with investment from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Artswork, the South East Bridge.

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Visit the museum for one of our many arts and crafts sessions linking aspects of 20th Century Amersham history with hands-on fun.

Drop-in (unless otherwise stated) and free after admission with the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund. Subject to availability, during busy periods there may be a short wait for some activities. More details on our website.

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May 2018

Create! Bird Houses

May 30 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Build and decorate a bird house with the help of Workaid members from the local area.

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July 2018

Festival of Archaeology: Roman Treasures

July 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Get up close with Roman coins and artefacts from the museum’s collections, then learn about Roman minting and coin-making, before designing and creating your own coin dies (stamps) to take home. Pre-booking required (see website for more details).

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Museum Miniaturists

July 31 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Tuesday 31st July & 7th August: Families with children aged 6-10 for joint workshops Can you help us restore our historic dollhouses? We need you to help design and make interiors for the Georgian and 1940s doll’s houses in our collection, with help from a miniaturist. Visit our website for more details and to register your interest (pre-booking required) or email georgina@amershammuseum.org

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August 2018

Create!

August 1 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Every Wednesday 1st - 29th August, 12-4pm Make a mobile out of ‘vinyl records’ like the ones found at Ron Haddock’s record shop Concoct mini lava lamps inspired by Goya’s perfume bottles Construct your own butterfly-feeder in our fragrant museum garden Sew a Met-Line cross-stitched London Underground map Decorate an Amersham Toys inspired tea set

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Museum Miniaturists

August 21 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Tuesday 21st & 28th August: Children aged 10+ for independent workshops Can you help us restore our historic dollhouses? We need you to help design and make interiors for the Georgian and 1940s doll’s houses in our collection, with help from a miniaturist. Visit our website for more details and to register your interest (pre-booking required) or email georgina@amershammuseum.org

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September 2018

50 Fantastic Objects Trail

September 22 @ 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 12:00pm, repeating until September 23, 2018

Amersham Museum, 49, High Street
Old Amersham, HP7 0DP
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To celebrate the Arts Society golden jubilee we are running a special trail for people of all ages. Discover 50 of the museum's special objects, including many that are usually in the stores. There are opportunities to handle objects and make creative responses to them.  Free after admission. 

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50 Fantastic Objects Trail

September 23 @ 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 12:00pm, repeating until September 23, 2018

Amersham Museum, 49, High Street
Old Amersham, HP7 0DP
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To celebrate the Arts Society golden jubilee we are running a special trail for people of all ages. Discover 50 of the museum's special objects, including many that are usually in the stores. There are opportunities to handle objects and make creative responses to them.  Free after admission. 

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October 2018

Create! Halloween

October 24 @ 12:00 pm - October 25 @ 4:00 pm

Wednesday 24th & Thursday 25th October 12-4pm Mask-making inspired by our Cinderella puppets’ masquerade costumes to wear for Halloween.

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December 2018

Create! Christmas

December 8 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Mix up some festive bath-time treats to give as gifts this Christmas.

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Plan Your Visit

49 High Street
Old Amersham
Buckinghamshire
HP7 0DP

01494 723700
info@amershammuseum.org

OPENING TIMES
In 2018, the museum is open from 10th February, every Wednesday to Sunday (and Bank Holiday Mondays) from 12 noon to 4.30pm.
We are open throughout the week for groups, schools, workshops and special events.

£3 Adults | Children are free

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