This is the story of how the railway came to Amersham in 1892 and about the people who shaped the development of the town we know today.  This page provides links to copies of the panels used in Amersham Museum’s May 2013 exhibition about “Metro-land”. Click on any of the items listed below the photo of the steam engine.  (You will need to have a pdf reader- click here to download a free copy.)  Some of the information has been transferred to new pages on this site: 

Click any of the RECORDED MEMORIES in the left hand column (or below on mobile devices) to listen to voice clips from local people which were part of the exhibition.  You can hear about creating the exhibition on a YouTube video made by those who were involved and see other videos on this Amersham Museum channel.

"HENRY APPLEBY" engine 3.10.1891 - laying railway track (PHO9296)
“HENRY APPLEBY” engine 3.10.1891 – laying railway track



Read an account of Memories of the Metropolitan Railway” written in 1982.

Click here to see a list of those who contributed to the exhibition which was sponsored by the Heritage Lottery Fund.  Special thanks also go to London Transport Museum for their help.

Plan Your Visit

Opening hours:

Wednesday to Sunday, and Bank Holiday Mondays, 12noon to 4:30pm

49 High Street
Old Amersham

01494 723700
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“Enjoyed our visit to this wonderful interactive museum where you are positively encouraged to touch things!”

“Visited Amersham museum yesterday – lovely place, provides many details on the history of the place. Plenty of cute cafes, pubs and shops around also… not difficult to find free parking nearby. ”

“A well-run, informative and interesting small museum on the main street. It’s mostly volunteer-run and they do a great job in keeping it and making you feel welcome…Check out the herb garden too.”

“Enjoyable film and television location guided walk around Amersham hosted by Amersham Museum – here are the Sun Houses on Highover Park and further up the hill is High & Over.”

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