Reminiscence at Home Sessions

This was a project designed to reach out to people in their homes, who may have trouble getting out, and help them record their Life Story. Everyone has a story to tell and over 18 months we had the privilege to help some people record theirs.  We went out to various groups to tell them […]

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Chilterns Walking Festival

As part of this years Chilterns Walking Festival, Martin Pounce will host this walk on Wednesday 21st and Saturday 31st October. A poor king and rich commoners create a unique townscape in Amersham No other medium sized town has a medieval street plan untouched by post 1800 development. A short woodland walk starting at Amersham […]

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During the 1950s and early 1960s there was a small, private ‘kindergarten’ school located on Bois Lane, Chesham Bois called The Chiltern School although widely known as Giffies.   Click on this link for the full story.

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VJ Day – 75 Years Anniversary

On 15th August this year (2020) we will mark 75 years since VJ Day, the day when Japan surrendered, effectively signalling the end of WWII. Covid-19 will prevent some of the planned remembrance events from going ahead, just it did for VE Day earlier this year. At the museum we had hoped to run an […]

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Arthur Machen

Arthur Machen wasa a briefly notorious author of the 1890s’ ‘Decadent’ movement in literature – but that was all long before he came to live in Amersham in 1929. In the intervening years Machen was an actor, a journalist, a dabbler in the occult, a cult figure himself, and the inadvertent creator of a bona […]

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LADY AMY BYNG HALL SCOTT

In this new article by Alison Bailey, she looks at the life of Lady Amy Scott of Red Leys, Chestnut Lane, Chesham Bois, the house took a direct hit from a doodlebug (a German V1 rocket). Her husband, Sir Arthur Binny Scott was killed. Lady Scott was rescued from the wreckage and taken to hospital, […]

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Aileen Kilburn

Aileen Kilburn of Chesham Bois was killed when she was just 19 when the Wrens Hostel in Great Yarmouth was bombed in March 1943 Read the full article by clicking on this link

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Sergeant Keith Russell Baker

Sergeant Keith Russell Baker, the story of a ‘Tail-End Charlie’ who died in Holland 76 years ago by Alison Bailey, Sue Cottrell and Wessel Scheer. Click on this link to read the full story.

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VE Day Commemoration

Due to the current crisis we are not able to celebrate 75 years since VE Day in the way we had planned. However, some of our amazing volunteers have made bunting to celebrate, which people can see in the museum’s front window and reception as they walk past. Maybe you could make some and display […]

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Launch of Amersham Museum 200 Club

The Trustees of Amersham Museum are pleased to announce that in accordance with Gambling Commission rules, we have introduced a Small Society Lottery to be known as the “Amersham Museum 200 Club.” By joining you will help to boost the museums funds and if you are lucky, yours as well! ACT FAST, the first Draw […]

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Plan Your Visit

49 High Street
Old Amersham
Buckinghamshire
HP7 0DP

01494 723700
info@amershammuseum.org

OPENING TIMES

Amersham Museum is open on Thursdays and Weekends, 12 noon to 4.30pm. Our town walks and Tudor walks are also running. We recommend that you pre-book your visit

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