Mrs Aldridge’s toy shop, 1889 – probably with her son William (PHO9124)









Nos. 153 and 155 are 18th century cottages listed grade II with hipped dormers.  No 155 was Mrs Aldridge’s toy shop.

No. 157 is an older building from the late 16th or early 17th century.  The rear wing has uneven gables and old leaded windows.  The interior has substantial timber framing and the old roof structure has curved windbraces.  It is listed grade II.

No. 159 has a late 18th century façade on an earlier building and is also listed grade II.

No. 161 is a grade II listed cottage. In the garden of the property there is a grade II listed privy.

No. 163 is a barn, now converted into a dwelling, and is in the driveway between 161 and nos. 167 and 165 in what is known as Fountain’s Yard.  Mr H Fountain had his workshop there.  In the second photo below, you can see the gap between the houses and Mr Fountain’s name above the fence. Mr Fountain was the bandmaster of Amersham Town Band.


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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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