Amersham Museum has been open to visitors since 1991. In July 2017, it reopened after a substantial redevelopment and expansion into the neighbouring Victorian building. The project enabled the museum to better reveal their medieval building, previously hidden to the High Street. The work also created a new, stunning glass reception space, new exhibition space, a wonderful activity space and new dedicated stores for the museum’s collection.

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The displays in our Tudor building focus on five key dates in the town’s history: 1580, 1775, 1892, 1939 and 1964. 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 drawing on the collections, including maps and oral histories.

King John
King John

In 2024 we opened a new timeline display which features people, places and events, alongside objects from the museum’s collection. From fossils to a taxidermy dormouse, a 1930s dolls house to a 1980s award for black pudding, and medieval Penn tiles to a range of historical maps, there’s plenty of opportunity to explore intriguing objects and their stories from Amersham and the surrounding area.

Our new Marie-Louise von Motesiczky Gallery hosts temporary exhibitions showcasing themed displays which combine our own collections with items borrowed from other museums, alongside work created by local people – all investigating local lives and creativity.

Marie-Louise von Motesickzy Charitable Trust




The museum has a wonderful garden, full of plants with medicinal and domestic uses. Each is labelled to help you find out what they are and what they can be used for.

Amersham Museum is a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee. The museum is fully Accredited. 

The museum’s privacy policy (last updated May 2018). 

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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