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
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.
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.
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.