Stanley Comben

Stanley Comben lived with his family in The Dial House, he was a member of the well-known  builders, Comben and Wakeling.

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William Monk

In this new article by Alison Bailey, Samantha Free, and Martin Pounce you can find out about a former famous Amersham resident, William Monk, He was one of England’s most famous architectural etchers of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.

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Dr Humphrey England

Click this link to read the latest article by Alison Bailey about Dr Humphrey England and his wife, Polly, early health workers in Amersham

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Following the guidance from the government and the World Health Organisation and the new advice on 16th March we have decided, with effect from Wednesday 18th March, to close the museum until we are advised otherwise.

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Martyrs Play 2021

The Museum will commemorate the events of 1521 when 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 Latin through their parish priest. There will be the fifth staging of a hugely successful […]

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During WWII our area became a haven for evacuees. These included a group of Hampstead émigrés with two Viennese women artists, Marie-Louise von Motesiczky and Mary Duras at its centre.  Click on this link for this new article written for Bucks Free Press by Alison Bailey and Neil Rees.

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Youth Hostelling in the Chilterns

The Youth Hostel Association (YHA) was established in England in 1930. The idea was to make the countryside available and affordable to stay in, for Britain’s growing young urban population. Seeing new buildings going up at Colwyn, 331 Chartridge Lane in Chesham made me reflect on its original use at a youth hostel. In this new […]

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Plan Your Visit

49 High Street
Old Amersham

01494 723700


The museum will re-open on Saturday 22nd August. We will be open at weekends only, 12 noon to 4.30pm. We ask that you pre-book your visit

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