The Museum (No 49) is on the right and No 55 (Chattertons) on the left with the tall white facade. This photo was taken before the new entrance was created . The photo was taken early in the morning after the annual Fair, hence the welcome absence of cars in the street.

Nos. 51 to 53 were probably built in the 19th century in front of the hall-house which is now the Museum.  Part of a wing of the 16th century hall-house was demolished.  For many years, no. 51 was the post office as shown in the photo gallery below.  Behind no. 51 was Serendipity (see below).

No. 55  became a branch of Capital & Counties Bank in about 1900, by 1939 it had become Lloyds Bank and is now Chatterton’s, a dress shop.  Read about Lieutenant Grist, the manager who died in action in WWI.  It is thought that in the 19th century it was a school.  See article below about the history.

Lloyds 1947


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
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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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