About The Museum
In July 2017, Amersham Museum reopened after a substantial redevelopment and expansion into the neighbouring Victorian building. The work has resulted in the creation of a new, stunning glass reception space, new exhibition space, a wonderful activity space and new dedicated stores for the museum’s collection. The project has also enabled the museum to better reveal their medieval building, previously hidden to the High Street.
The museum’s collection has been completely redisplayed with more emphasis on the 20th century and much greater access to parts of the collection, including maps and oral histories. There are also more activities for children and discovery boxes full of objects, photos and documents.
The redisplay focuses on five key dates in the town’s history and visitors can find out about the people who lived in the town at the time, the buildings from that era and what daily life was like. Visitors can write at the 1580s desk, sit in the 1930s interior and listen to the radio, watch stills from the theatre or listen to stories in Ron Haddock’s 1960s record shop. Each time zone has a multimedia quiz about the era, with an opportunity to ‘build’ a house of your own at the end.
The museum’s wonderful garden has also been re-landscaped to enable wheelchair access and features new planting.
The museum welcomes pre-arranged visits by groups outside normal museum opening hours, during the day or in the evening. An introductory talk, either before the visit or when you arrive at the museum, can usually be arranged if requested.
We can also arrange a guided walk as part of your visit to the museum.
A wonderful activity programme has been developed for the reimagined museum, with activities for people of all ages.
Amersham Museum is a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee. The museum is fully Accredited and has been open to visitors since 1991.
Plan Your Visit
49 High Street
In 2018, the museum is open from 10th February, every Wednesday to Sunday (and Bank Holiday Mondays) from 12 noon to 4.30pm.
We are open throughout the week for groups, schools, workshops and special events.
£3 Adults | Children are free
“Enjoyed our visit to this wonderful interactive museum where you are positively encouraged to touch things!”