Activities

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.

Art Club

We run a termly after-school art club for children aged 7-11. There is a different theme each term. This year we have covered printing, portraiture and life drawing, and perspective. In autumn 2019 our theme is Expressionism. At the end of each term there is a celebration of the children’s work, which the parents are invited to. We also make sure that the children meet a practising artist each term and ideally visit them in their studio.

There are two classes on a Thursday, one at 3.45pm and one at 5pm. Each class is 1 hour 15 minutes. From September 2019 fees are £65 per term. Children can come along for a FREE trial session.

The children work towards an Arts Award (Discover and Explore), a nationally recognised initiative: https://www.artsaward.org.uk/site/?id=64

If you would like your child to come for a free trial or sign up to the club please complete the application form below.

Chiltern Club of Arts Juniors Application form

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Arts and Crafts Sessions

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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August 2019

Create! Home Series

August 21 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 28, 2019

Amersham Museum, 49, High Street
Old Amersham, HP7 0DP
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Runs every Wednesday from 31st July to 28th August between 12.00 midday and 4pm. 28th July - Design & Print a set of greetings cards based on the design of your own home. 7th August - Design and make a house-shaped treasure box. 14th August - Explore our doll's house and make a mini interior of your own. 21st August - Design & Print a set of greetings cards based on the design of your own home. 28th August -…

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Create! Home Series

August 28 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 28, 2019

Amersham Museum, 49, High Street
Old Amersham, HP7 0DP
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Runs every Wednesday from 31st July to 28th August between 12.00 midday and 4pm. 28th July - Design & Print a set of greetings cards based on the design of your own home. 7th August - Design and make a house-shaped treasure box. 14th August - Explore our doll's house and make a mini interior of your own. 21st August - Design & Print a set of greetings cards based on the design of your own home. 28th August -…

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September 2019

ART CLUB for children aged 7-11

September 2 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Amersham Museum, 49, High Street
Old Amersham, HP7 0DP
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ART CLUB 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. The next sessions start in September. Please contact emily@amershammuseum.org for more details. Supported with investment from…

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October 2019

Create! Crawly Trail

October 26 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 pm, repeating until November 3, 2019

Hunt the museum for creepy crawlies and learn about how we protect the museum's collections from past damage! Finish the trail by making a creepy crawly to take home.

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Create! Crawly Trail

October 27 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 pm, repeating until November 3, 2019

Hunt the museum for creepy crawlies and learn about how we protect the museum's collections from past damage! Finish the trail by making a creepy crawly to take home.

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Create! Crawly Trail

October 28 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 pm, repeating until November 3, 2019

Hunt the museum for creepy crawlies and learn about how we protect the museum's collections from past damage! Finish the trail by making a creepy crawly to take home.

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Create! Crawly Trail

October 29 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 pm, repeating until November 3, 2019

Hunt the museum for creepy crawlies and learn about how we protect the museum's collections from past damage! Finish the trail by making a creepy crawly to take home.

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Create! Crawly Trail

October 30 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 pm, repeating until November 3, 2019

Hunt the museum for creepy crawlies and learn about how we protect the museum's collections from past damage! Finish the trail by making a creepy crawly to take home.

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Create! Crawly Trail

October 31 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 pm, repeating until November 3, 2019

Hunt the museum for creepy crawlies and learn about how we protect the museum's collections from past damage! Finish the trail by making a creepy crawly to take home.

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November 2019

Create! Crawly Trail

November 1 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 pm, repeating until November 3, 2019

Hunt the museum for creepy crawlies and learn about how we protect the museum's collections from past damage! Finish the trail by making a creepy crawly to take home.

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Plan Your Visit

49 High Street
Old Amersham
Buckinghamshire
HP7 0DP

01494 723700
info@amershammuseum.org

OPENING TIMES

Open Wednesday to Sunday, 12 noon to 4.30pm until the end of November.

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