200 Club Monthly Draw Winner

November’s winners of the £100 cash prize with number 63 are Alison & John Bailey.   There is a big bonus draw for December, with a first prize of £400 […]

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Amersham’s Anti-Slavery Movement

In this new article by Alison Bailey, she looks at Amersham’s Anti-Slavery Movement. In March 1824 Captain Thomas Tyrwhitt-Drake, MP, presented parliament with a petition for the abolition of colonial slavery […]

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Ernest (George) Weller

An interesting account of a local family written during WWII by Ernest (George) Weller and provided by his daughter Sheila Maureen Boyle – nee Weller. I do not expect the […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Plan Your Visit

49 High Street
Old Amersham

01494 723700

We are open from Wednesday to Sunday, 12 noon until 4:30pm. You can pre-book your time slot or drop-in.

“Enjoyed our visit to this wonderful interactive museum where you are positively encouraged to touch things!”

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