We are keen to help research your family history and the history of your home. We have an extensive collection of photographs and documents that may help your research. You can make an appointment with one of the museum’s researchers for help with researching your house or family history. You can also make appointments to view items in our collection. Please contact us to make an appointment.

The museum has published a lot of the town’s history and many of the your questions can be answered here.  

There are also good local history websites for three nearby villages: ColeshillHyde Heath and Chalfont St Giles.

Click here for a very interesting article by a couple who have researched the history of their house in Whielden Street in great detail and have some practical advice.   There are also two very helpful articles which explain how the Censuses in Amersham were organised and the way the town was split into districts.  If you do find any more information or photos, please do contact us.

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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