These terraced houses were built in 1892 by the Tyrrwhitt-Drake family for the workers on the Shardeloes estate and are known as Holmwood Terrace, although they have now been renumbered as part of the High Street.  One has has since been divided (160 & 160A) and one added to the end of the terrrace in the 1970s.

When one of the existing owners arrived in 1956, the professions of the inhabitants were bricklayer, gardener, bus worker, carpenter, estate foreman.  (See an article by someone who was alive when the Tyrwhitt-Drake family still owned these houses.)





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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