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.

Copies of photos may be ordered for a small fee. 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

49 High Street
Old Amersham

01494 723700



The museum is open just for the next two weekends – 5th/6th/12th/13th 12-4.30pm

The Christmas shop (only and not the museum) is open

  • Thursday 3rd – 10am-2pm
  • Friday 4th – 4pm-7pm
  • Monday to Friday 7th to 11th – 10am-2pm
  • Monday to Thursday 14th to 17th – 10am-2pm

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

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