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. 

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.


Join this popular session, facilitated by Shaw’s of Amersham, and learn how to make a wonderful wreath or table centre for Christmas. Price includes wreath, materials, mulled wine and mince pies. Booking required.

Join Ka-Yee Fung-Chan, a prominent local calligrapher, as she demonstrates the art of Chinese calligraphy, and talks us through its history and spiritualism, before learning some basic Chinese calligraphy techniques yourself.

Spaces are free but limited, so book now to reserve your space! Tea, coffee, and refreshments provided.

25th Jan – Talk & Demo

1st Feb – Practical Workshop


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Join Sarah Simonds as she demonstrates and teaches the art of macrame knotting, before trying your hand at making your own macrame creation.

Spaces are free but limited, so book your ticket now to reserve your space and avoid disappointment.


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Free family events in February Half Term
Join local artist Anna Schofield as she runs a series of free drop-in workshops aimed at children 5 and over inspired by our historic dolls houses. Normal admission charges apply, workshops subject to availability.

Georgian Crafts, Wednesday 20th February
12-2pm Paper crafts: bookmarks, paper ships, and upcycled brooches
2:30-4:30pm Lavender bags and shell hearts
1930s Crafts, Thursday 21st February
12-2pm Decoupage jars
2:30-4:30pm Colour-in dress-up dolls and embroidered bookmarks

Join Anne Nudd of Pemberley Candles as she introduces us to the world of candlemaking, and runs a practical workshop to make your own candle.

Spaces are free, but limited. Book now to reserve your space and avoid disappointment.

1st March – Talk & demo

8th March – Practical workshop

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Curator of Art & Studio Ceramics at Bucks County Museum, Mel Czapski, will share the story of renowned artist Claire Leighton, detailing her career as a wood engraver and her home in Monks Risborough during the 1930s. Leighton had a long-standing relationship with suffrage campaigner, H. N. Brailsford, whose family lived in Amersham. 

Tickets £5, £3 for Friends of the Museum. To book email 

The talk takes place in Amersham Museum and a glass of wine is included in the ticket price. 

This talk is part of the museum’s Women at War project, supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. 


Join Lisa Reddings of Indigowares as she demonstrates and teaches the art of indigo dyeing using Japanese shibori techniques.

Spaces are free but limited, so book your space now to avoid disappointment.

15th March – Talk & demo

22nd March – Practical workshop

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Dr Debbie Challis, Education and Outreach Officer at the Women’s Library, will provide an introduction to the material relating to the campaign for women’s suffrage held in the Women’s Library at LSE. The different campaign groups, personalities and methods of protest in the long fight to get women the vote at all and then on an equal basis to men will be considered. Examples of postcards, badges, pamphlets from the handling collection will be used to illustrate this battle for a recognised political voice for women.

This talk takes place in Amersham Museum. 

Tickets £5, £3 for Friends of the Museum. Ticket includes a free glass of wine. To book email 

This talk is part of Amersham’s Women at War project, supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. 


Plan Your Visit

49 High Street
Old Amersham

01494 723700

We are open from Wednesday to Sunday, 12 noon until 4:30pm. You can pre-book your time slot or drop-in.

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

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