Martyrs Play 2021 Children

Click on this link to view photographs of the 2022 production.

1521/2: the most traumatic year in Amersham history

In 1521 five men and one woman were sentenced to be burned because they were Lollards who insisted on reading the Bible in English and praying to God directly in English rather than in Latin through their parish priest. The Museum was planning to commemorate the five hundred years’ anniversary of these events in 2021 but we were prevented by Covid. However, it turns out that the actual burnings took place according to the modern calendar in January 1522 so we are not too late! (Until 1752 years did not change until 25 March).

Amersham Martyrs

Click here for details of earlier productions which started in 2001.

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.”

“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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