A fascinating insight into the 18th century redesign of the home of the town’s Lord of the Manor, Shardeloes. Find out about the skilled craftspeople – both locally and nationally renowned – who helped create this iconic local building.

Wednesday 24th & Thursday 25th October 12-4pm

Mask-making inspired by our Cinderella puppets’ masquerade costumes to wear for Halloween.

Visit the museum for a series of creative workshops for adults with real artists. Each pair of sessions will include a talk and demonstration, then a chance to try your hand at the artform or craft.

 

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Visit the museum for a series of creative workshops for adults with real artists. Each pair of sessions will include a talk and demonstration, then a chance to try your hand at the artform or craft. This session is the practical workshop rescheduled from 2nd March 2018. New bookings are encouraged but please note there will not be a demonstration session proceeding this workshop.

 

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Discover the incredible stories of local women who
supported the war effort in WWI and campaigned for
women’s suffrage. The exhibition will be regularly changed,
featuring different women each time.

The exhibition will be complemented by the display of the drawings of local artist Car Richardson, of recuperating WWI soldiers. There will be over 50 images on display of images drawn by car or injured servicemen and women. 

Local historian Alison Bailey will shares the stories of the women, and some men, who lived locally and campaigned for women’s suffrage. If you lived in Amersham in 1914 would you have been a suffragette, a suffragist or an Anti? If you think Brexit is divisive come and hear out talk about the local suffrage movement and think what your views might have been at the time. 

The talk takes place in the Market Hall, High Street, Amersham. Doors open at 7.30pm for an 8pm start. Tickets cost £8 each or £6 each for Friends of the Museum and include a glass of wine. Please note that access to the Market Hall is only via a flight of stairs; there is no lift. 

Booking required. To book a ticket click here

 

Antonia Raeburn’s “The Militant Suffragettes”, published in 1973, has been described as a ‘forgotten classic’.  It is the Suffragette story, told where possible in their words, taken from numerous personal recordings she made at the time. Much of the recorded material has remained unheard and Antonia will present it together with the contemporary relevant illustrations. 
 
The talk takes place in the Market Hall, High Street, Amersham. Doors open at 7.30pm for an 8pm start. Tickets cost £8 each or £6 each for Friends of the Museum and include a glass of wine. Please note that access to the Market Hall is only via a flight of stairs; there is no lift. 
 
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Join us this Winter for more Museum Miniaturists workshops! Work with a real artist to create miniature Christmas decorations for our Georgian and WW2 dolls houses for our Christmas window display.

This event is aimed at children accompanied by an adult, but may also be suitable for older unaccompanied children.

Book now to reserve your free space, or drop-in on the day!

(subject to availability)

Shop for wonderful Christmas gifts made by local craftspeople. To get you in the Christmas spirit there is carol singing and festive refreshments.

Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd December, 11am-4pm

Mix up some festive bath-time treats to give as a gift or just for fun!
 
Suitable for families with children ages 5+. Drop-in, free after admission. Subject to availability.

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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