49 High Street
This award-winning museum is located in part of a fifteenth century timber-framed hall house in the centre of Old Amersham with a herb garden running down to the river. The museum features Amersham's history from archaeological finds to the town's more recent past. Children always welcome with many things to do and touch.
March - October
Saturdays, Sundays, and Bank Holiday Mondays
The Museum is also open at the same times on
Wednesdays and Thursdays in May to September.
Guided walks around the old town on Sundays at 14.30, from Easter to the end of October.
Group visits and walks at other times by arrangement.
Closed: November - February.
Adults £2.00 Under 16s FREE.
There is on-street parking in the High Street outside the museum.
There is access for visitors in wheelchairs on the ground floor and in the garden.
The collection illustrates Amersham's history from the Romans to the twentieth century when the arrival of the railway created Metroland. There are displays on local crafts including chairmaking, lace making and straw plait, Amersham's industries from Weller's Brewery to World War II barrage balloons, local buildings and everyday objects.
Social History, Photography, Personalities, Land Transport, Industry, Archives, Architecture, Archaeology, Toys and Hobbies
Key artists and exhibits
- George Ward photos
The Present House at Shardeloes
- 9 January 2014 7:30-9pm
Shardeloes resident, Edward Copisarow, will discuss the fascinating history of the magnificent Shardeloes house.
This talk will take place in the museum. Doors open at 7.30pm with the talk starting at 8pm. Drinks are served on arrival.
£5 per person. To make a booking email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01494 727409
- 13 February 2014 7:30-9pm
Anne Farrer will talk about the conservation of Red Kites. This talk will take place in the museum. Doors open at 19:30 with the talk starting at 20:00. Drinks are served on arrival. To make a booking email email@example.com or call 01494 727409.
- Any age
- Family friendly
£5.00 per person.
My friends, the goats: memories of an evacuee
- 13 March 2014 7:30-9pm
Local resident Ted Goodbody will be sharing his memories of being an evacuee.
In this talk the museum will also share some stories about wartime Amersham and we’re hoping that audience members will also share their wartime experiences and perhaps bring along an object that has a wartime significance.
This talk takes place in the museum. Doors open at 7.30pm with the talk starting at 8pm. Drinks are served on arrival.
£5, to be booked in advanced. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01494 727409 to reserve tickets
School Visits and Guided Walks
The museum visit can focus on the Tudor hall house: who lived here and how they altered the house, building materials used and the carpenter's and witch marks!
Alternatively we can focus on everyday life in Victorian Amersham, from the local industries to jobs for children.
A half day visit can also include a guided walk around the Old Town to find out why the town is here, how it changed with the arrival of stage coaches and the railway, and the construction methods and materials used to build the houses in the High Street.
How to obtain
The museum is happy to work with teachers to develop tailored activities to fit with specific courses of study. Send an email to the museum via www.amershammuseum.org/am_contact.html