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.

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.

Sunday 20th May, Wednesday 23rd May, 11am, £3 per person, children free

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 Amersham station and lasts 1 ½ to 2 hours. Booking required.

Booking required. Contact the curator, Emily Toettcher, by email at to book.

This session is for people living with dementia and their carers. Find out about the museum’s medieval tile collection and then decorate a tile of your own.

Booking required: 01494 723700 or

Last Saturday of the month, April to September, 2.30pm, £3 per person, children free

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 walk includes a steady climb through fields to the martyrs memorial. Walks start at the museum and usually last about about 2¼ hours but can be shortened by request.

Build and decorate a bird house with the help of Workaid members from the local area.

Discover the wonderful and varied objects produced by Amersham’s local toy factory in the early 20th century. From table tennis and bagatelle, to tea sets and dolls’ houses there is something for everyone to enjoy. Lots of hands-on activities for people of all ages to play with!

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.

These workshops are free of charge, but booking is essential to secure your place.

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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.

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