Amersham Museum

Amersham Museum
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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.

Venue Type:

Museum

Opening hours

March - October
Saturdays, Sundays, and Bank Holiday Mondays
14.00-16.30.

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.

Admission charges

Adults £2.00 Under 16s FREE.

Additional info

Car parking
There is on-street parking in the High Street outside the museum.

Wheelchairs
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.

Collection details

Social History, Photography, Personalities, Land Transport, Industry, Archives, Architecture, Archaeology, Toys and Hobbies

Key artists and exhibits

  • George Ward photos
  • Shardeloes
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Barrage balloon manufacture in Amersham 1940s

Homefires and havans - Amersham in the 1940s

  • 4 July — 1 November 2015 *on now

Discover what life was like in Amersham in the 1940s in this new exhibition. Find out about how the town adapted to WWII with migration and war work, and reflect upon how the town changed in the 1940s.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£2.50 adults, 5-15 year olds £1.00, Under 5s free

Website

http://www.amershammuseum.org

Heritage Day

  • 13 September 2015 From 11am

Make a special visit to the museum on Heritage Day. There will be a special exhibition of wartime inspired homemade crafts made by local children.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Normal admission charges apply.

Website

http://amershammuseum.org/whats-on/events/page/5/

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Create!

  • 5 August 2015 2-4:30pm
  • 19 August 2015 2-4:30pm

Be inspired by the objects in our 1940s exhibition and make a homemade wooden toy.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://amershammuseum.org/whats-on/events/page/2/

Make do and mend workshops

  • 18 August 2015 2-4pm
  • 20 August 2015 10:30am-12:30pm
  • 25 August 2015 2-4pm
  • 27 August 2015 10:30am-12:30pm

This summer Amersham Museum is running special Make Do and Mend sessions for children. Join our talented group of craftswomen to learn basic sewing and knitting skills and make something to take home. This includes badges, bags, brooches and bookmarks.

Suitable for

  • Especially for children

Admission

Sessions cost £5 per child per session.

Website

http://amershammuseum.org/event/make-do-and-mend-workshops/2015-08-18/

Spooky Halloween Trail

  • 24 — 25 October 2015 2-4pm
  • 31 October — 1 November 2015

Hunt the museum to find the spooky ghosts to win a chocolate prize.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Normal admission charges apply.

Website

http://amershammuseum.org/event/spooky-halloween-trail-6/2015-10-24/

Create!

  • 28 October 2015 2-4:30pm

Prepare for Halloween and make a Halloween mask and trick or treat bag to take home.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Normal admission charges apply.

Website

http://amershammuseum.org/whats-on/events/page/8/

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

School Visits and Guided Walks

http://www.amershammuseum.org/am_schools.html

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

Amersham Museum
49 High Street
Amersham
Buckinghamshire
HP7 0DP
England

Website

www.AmershamMuseum.org

E-mail

Curator@AmershamMuseum.org

Telephone

01494 723700

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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