Discover the wonderful watercolours of local artist Car Richardson, who lived in Chesham Bois. This exhibition, which features many previously unseen works, focuses on her paintings of local people, places and events from the end of WWI to the 1940s.

Join our special project to create your own memory box. Work with museum staff and an artist to bring together special objects, photos and documents to make a box or a book that you can share with friends and family. This is a project open to people of all ages! Booking is required but the sessions are offered for FREE with the support of the Santander Foundation, Tesco Bags for Help and Chiltern District Council.

The project runs for six weeks on a Monday afternoon, 1pm-3pm. You can book for either Monday 19th February – 26th March OR Monday 11th June – 16th July.

If you would like to come along to one of our sessions, please either phone the museum on: 01494 723700 or email:’.

The Chiltern Club of Arts, a thriving cultural group established in Chesham Bois in 1919, has been relaunched at Amersham Museum. There is a wide range of classes, talks and workshops, delivered by teachers, artists and artisans. Where bookings is required use our website unless detailed otherwise.

These free, weekly craft workshops offer a mixed programme of talks and workshops by skilled artists and artisans, plus a chance to have a go yourself. Contact or go to our website to book a place.

Fridays 23rd February – Friday 30th March [term 1], 8th June – 27th July [term 2], 7th September – 19th October [term 3], 10-11:30am

Create an impressive display for Easter this year and learn how to make a wonderful Spring table centre. This session is facilitated by Shaw’s of Amersham. Price includes materials, tea, coffee and cake.

Booking required. Contact 01494 723700 or to book.

Every Sunday, April to October, 2.30pm, £3 per person, children free


A walk around Old Amersham viewing the old buildings which make Old Amersham unique. The talk explains the history of the town and covers the High Street and Broadway plus St. Mary’s church, School Close and Mill Lane and the Platt and Whielden Street. 1 1/2 – 2 hours.

Wednesday 4th & Thursday 5th April 12-4pm

Create your own fossilised creatures trapped in amber and turn them into magnets, based on Robin Reid’s fossils in our collection.

Wednesday 11th & Thursday 12th April 12-4pm

Choose your favourite scene from historic Amersham maps to be turned into a keyring to take home.

Mondays (10.15 am – 12.15 pm) 16 & 30 April, 14 & 21 May, 4, 11 & 18 June and 25 June at the National Gallery

This eight week course comprising seven interactive workshops introduces participants to seven key paintings at the National Gallery leading to a fun quiz trail and tour at the National Gallery on the eighth week. (Further information about  Missenden Arts Club can be found at To make a booking email or call Roger Thomson on 07896 328346

Tuesdays 24 April – 3 July, 1pm – 3pm (no session 29 May)

This ten-week course aims to open up the pathos, language and brilliance of Shakespeare’s most powerful play and culminates in a visit to a production at the Globe Theatre.    Absolutely no prior knowledge is needed.  To make a booking email or call 01494 773139.

£150 includes a copy of the play and theatre ticket, booking required.

Find out more about about Workaid, an amazing local charity. Each year their happy team of volunteers breathe new life into 80 tonnes of tools and equipment you might otherwise send to landfill. These tools are then sent to Africa to help people work their way out of poverty.

Plan Your Visit

49 High Street
Old Amersham

01494 723700

Under lockdown restrictions the museum is currently closed, but we are running a programme of remote activities and responding to enquiries.

“Enjoyed our visit to this wonderful interactive museum where you are positively encouraged to touch things!”

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