The Methodist Church (below) was built in 1899 on the site of former almshouses – see article below on laying of foundation stone.  These were four cottages built after the death of Andrew Hall in 1697, who used to live on the site of what is now Hinton House.

Methodist chapel 1899

Click here to download an excellent booklet about the Church produced in 2015 and published here with permission from the author, Ray Richards.

No. 147 (Willow House) and Stable Cottage are listed grade II and are to the left of The Eagle and the Methodist Chapel. (The photo to the top right was taken early in the morning after the annual Fair, hence the welcome absence of cars in the street.)

Hearsay: the current owners of No. 147 were told that it was originally a single bay cottage, sideways to the High Street until the early 1700s when it doubled in size and the grand Georgian front was added.  The original front door is in the middle of the house. It had a coach arch and a stable block, which are now part of the main house, but the coach arch was filled in during the 1980s.

No. 149 (April Cottage) is also listed grade II and was built in the 17th century.  It has a central brick chimney stack with unusual chimney pots.

Click on any of the photographs below to enlarge it and to see the description.  Then click on forward or back arrows at the foot of each photograph.  To close the pictures, just click on one.

Plan Your Visit

Opening hours:

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

49 High Street
Old Amersham

01494 723700
[email protected]


“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.”

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