Welcome to Amersham Museum’s “giant scrap-book”

BUILDINGS – of all sorts: houses modern and old, churches, pubs and shops

PEOPLE – some famous, some not, all with interesting stories

OTHER TOPICS – everything else: wartime, sport & entertaiment, local industries, transport

VIRTUAL EXHIBITION of George Ward’s photos of Amersham from 1880 to 1930

Helpful tip: to find a particular house, person or street, try using the SEARCH box in the left hand column of every page (or below on mobile phones).

Although we call it the history section of this website, it does not pretend to provide a full history of the town; for that we recommend Julian Hunt’s excellent book A History of Amersham, which is available from Amersham Museum and bookshops. This section is more like a well-indexed, searchable and ever-expanding giant scrap-book, telling the stories of people who have lived in the town, often in their own words.

Because there is still much that we do not yet know, the editor hopes that visitors to the website will be able to provide more photos and information for the website. Please contact us if you have corrections or additions. Amersham Museum thanks all those who have contributed to this community website. 

Plan Your Visit

49 High Street
Old Amersham

01494 723700

In 2018, the museum is open from 10th February, every Wednesday to Sunday (and Bank Holiday Mondays) from 12 noon to 4.30pm.
We are open throughout the week for groups, schools, workshops and special events.

£3 Adults | Children are free

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

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