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.

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.

TUDOR WALKS IN AMERSHAM

Amersham Museum 49, High Street, Old Amersham

These walks tell you about life – and death – in Amersham in Tudor times; food and drink, work and housing, fairs and markets, sickness and cures, clothing, and ghosts and religious beliefs. Costumed guides will tell you about the Lollard martyrs as you visit some of the places relevant to their story. Note the […]

Sold Out Free – £5

WALK – EARLY DEVELOPMENT OF AMERSHAM OLD TOWN

Amersham Museum 49, High Street, Old Amersham

A fascinating walk, led by a guide, around old Amersham. Discover the historic buildings and the interesting stories of the people who lived in and shaped the town in the past. Early history of Amersham Local patronage and its influence Parish church and its rectors Brewery and the maltings Town Mill and the Charter Fair […]

Get Tickets Free – £5

WALK – EXPANSION OF OLD AMERSHAM

Amersham Museum 49, High Street, Old Amersham

A fascinating walk, led by a guide, around old Amersham. Discover the historic buildings and the interesting stories of the people who lived in and shaped the town in the past. The workhouses of Amersham Coaching inns and 18th and 19th century travel Social housing Cottage industries Post War development:     - Brazils factory […]

Get Tickets Free – £5

WALK – EARLY DEVELOPMENT OF AMERSHAM OLD TOWN

Amersham Museum 49, High Street, Old Amersham

A fascinating walk, led by a guide, around old Amersham. Discover the historic buildings and the interesting stories of the people who lived in and shaped the town in the past. Early history of Amersham Local patronage and its influence Parish church and its rectors Brewery and the maltings Town Mill and the Charter Fair […]

Get Tickets Free – £5

Chilterns Walking Festival – Arts & Crafts Architecture, Amersham-on-the-Hill

Amersham Museum 49, High Street, Old Amersham

As part of this years Chilterns Walking Festival, this walk will be held on Sunday 17th October 2021. Discover one of the most important architects in Amersham’s 20th century development, J H Kennard. Join this walk around Amersham-on-the-Hill and find out about the many projects undertaken by this Arts & Crafts architect. The walk starts outside […]

Chilterns Walking Festival – Expansion of Old Amersham

Amersham Museum 49, High Street, Old Amersham

As part of this years Chilterns Walking Festival, this walk will be held on Sunday 17th October 2021. A fascinating guided tour around old Amersham. Discover the historic buildings and interesting stories of the people who lived in and shaped the town. Learn about the workhouses of Amersham, coaching inns, cottage industries, social housing and post […]

Chilterns Walking Festival – Arts & Crafts Architecture Chesham Bois

Amersham Museum 49, High Street, Old Amersham

As part of this years Chilterns Walking Festival. Discover one of the most important architects in Amersham’s 20th century development, J H Kennard. Join this walk around Chesham Bois and find out about the many projects undertaken by this Arts & Crafts architect. Adult £5 Senior £5 Child £Free Click on this link to book

Chilterns Walking Festival – Early Development of Amersham Old Town

Amersham Museum 49, High Street, Old Amersham

As part of this years Chilterns Walking Festival. A fascinating walk, led by a guide, around old Amersham. Discover the historic buildings and the interesting stories of the people who lived in and shaped the town in the past. Adult £5 Senior £4 Child £Free Click on this link to book

Chilterns Walking Festival – A Poor King and Rich Commoners made Amersham

Amersham Museum 49, High Street, Old Amersham

As part of this years Chilterns Walking Festival. No other medium sized town has a medieval street plan untouched by post 1800 development. Learn how this came about on our walk from Amersham station, through the beech woods down to Amersham Old Town. Find out about the charter of King John and domination in the 18th […]

Chilterns Walking Festival – Arts & Crafts Architecture, Amersham-on-the-Hill

Amersham Museum 49, High Street, Old Amersham

As part of this years Chilterns Walking Festival, this walk will be held on Sunday 17th October 2021. Discover one of the most important architects in Amersham’s 20th century development, J H Kennard. Join this walk around Amersham-on-the-Hill and find out about the many projects undertaken by this Arts & Crafts architect. The walk starts outside […]

Chilterns Walking Festival – Expansion of Old Amersham

Amersham Museum 49, High Street, Old Amersham

As part of this years Chilterns Walking Festival, this walk will be held on Sunday 17th October 2021. A fascinating guided tour around old Amersham. Discover the historic buildings and interesting stories of the people who lived in and shaped the town. Learn about the workhouses of Amersham, coaching inns, cottage industries, social housing and post […]

 

Martin Pounce has given us details of parts of two drovers routes to London, which you can walk locally.

Walking the Drover’s road around Amersham (7 miles)

Walking the Drover’s road around Amersham (12 miles)

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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