Guided Town Walks

Join a guided walk of Amersham Old Town for a fascinating insight into the history of the town, its inhabitants and its development. Here you will see many of the details of the town that you may never have noticed before.

There are two versions of the walk, held on alternate Sundays.

EARLY DEVELOPMENT OF AMERSHAM

  • Early history of Amersham
  • Local patronage and its influence
  • Parish church and its rectors
  • Brewery and the maltings
  • Town Mill and the Charter Fair
  • 17th century & Victorian almshouses

LATER EXPANSION OF OLD AMERSHAM

  • The workhouses of Amersham
  • Coaching inns and 18th and 19th century travel
  • Social housing
  • Cottage industries
  • Post War development:
    • Brazils factory to Tesco
    • Gas Works to offices
    • Bus Garage to retirement homes
    • Workhouse to hospital

Both walks are 1.5 to 2 hours in duration . The walks leave from the museum at 2.30pm on Sundays. £5 for adults, children are free.

Guided Tudor Walk

Join a guided Tudor Walk to learn about life – and death – in 16th century Amersham – food and drink, clothing, health and the Lollards martyrs. These walks are led by guides in Tudor costume and start from the museum at 2.30pm on Saturdays. £5 for adults, children are free.

 

For all walks pre-booking is recommended. Each guide will be wearing a visor and will ask separate groups within the walk to maintain a 2m distance from each other. 

The museum welcomes pre-arranged walks for groups outside normal museum opening hours, during the day or in the evening. Special walks for groups or schools can be organised at any time of the year.

Click on this link for our Old Town and Tudor Walk leaflet.

 

Self-Guided Walks

We’re delighted to offer three self-guided walks of the local area, designed by our volunteers. Produced with the support of the Rothschild Foundation and the Amersham Community Board, the walks include the Chess Valley, a country walk from Chalfont & Latimer station to Amersham station and a walk following drovers routes. Download the walks here or pick up a hard copy in the museum. 

 

Little Chalfont to Amersham Station

Chess Valley Walk

Drovers’ Walk   Note: A temporary diversion applies.

  • HS2 work has temporarily closed Bottom Farm Lane. Until that closure is lifted, the route of this walk must be shortened to omit Point 8. Please follow these instructions.
  • At Point 7 just before reaching the road, turn sharp right along a track diagonally crossing a field which then slopes down to Upper Bottom Farm Point 9. Cross Bottom Farm Lane and turn right for 30 metres. Look for a footpath on the left just beyond the cattle sheds. Take this path up hill and follow instructions to reach Point 10.

 

Plan Your Visit

49 High Street
Old Amersham
Buckinghamshire
HP7 0DP

01494 723700
info@amershammuseum.org

We are open from Wednesday to Sunday, 12 noon until 4:30pm. You can pre-book your time slot or drop-in.

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