GRAFFITI IN OLD AMERSHAM This article was written by Peter Borrows for the Amersham Society newsletter and he supplied most of the photos We tend to think that graffiti are […]

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The Saunders family

The Saunders family of Tudor Amersham This article was written by Peter Borrows for the Amersham Society newsletter. The newly-reopened Amersham Museum in 2017 focuses on five individuals as exemplars […]

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Whielden Street’s name

This article was written by Peter Borrows and first appeared in the Amersham Society Newsletter in May 2017 Residents of Whielden Street sometimes feel they are the poor relations of […]

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Glory Farm

Glory Farm, Winchmore Hill This page is based on an article written by Robert Bennett in the September 2005 Amersham Society/Amersham Museum newsletter and an account in 2006 about an […]

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Amersham & District Bus Co.

Christopher Salaman, Hon. Archivist to the Worshipful Company of Carmen, reminds us of another piece of Amersham heritage.  This article was written in 2014 for the Amersham Society Newsletter and […]

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Beside The Misbourne

This article was written in 2014 by Margot Hutcheson for the Amersham Society Newsletter and is reproduced with permission Growing up beside the Misbourne River A bourn denotes a small […]

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Mr Alliott’s “Amersham Notes”

The historical notes below were written by Eustace Alliott in 1960.   Mr Alliott’s obituary, written by Frank Peers, was published in the September 1982 Amersham Society newsletter “Eustace Alliott was so […]

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The Year the Railway Arrived

1892 in Amersham Wendy Tibbitts wrote this article about a year in the life of the town based on local newspaper reports.  An edited version appeared in the Amersham Society/Amersham […]

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Thomas Ellwood 1639-1713

This article was written by Wendy Tibbitts for the Amersham Society/Amersham Museum newsletter in 2013 and is reproduced here with permission. Thomas Ellwood – friend of Friends Some 300 years […]

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The Line Family

Copied from the September 1984 and January 1985 Amersham Society News, written by Anne Mills, the editor of the newsletter for many years.  She died in 2015, aged 80 and […]

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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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