Amersham Museum

Amersham Museum
49 High Street
Amersham
Buckinghamshire
HP7 0DP
England

Website

www.AmershamMuseum.org

E-mail

Curator@AmershamMuseum.org

Telephone

01494 723700

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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
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.
Killerton Woods

Guided Town Walks

  • 28 September 2014 2:30-4pm
  • 5 October 2014 2:30-4pm
  • 12 October 2014 2:30-4pm
  • 19 October 2014 2:30-4pm
  • 26 October 2014 2:30-4pm

Discover the secret history of Amersham old town on a guided walk with one of our knowledgeable guides. Find out the history of the buildings and the stories of the people who lived and worked in the town.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Adults: £2.50, 5-15 year olds £1.00. Under 5s free.

Website

http://www.amershammuseum.org/event/guided-town-walks/2014-07-06/

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Talk: The Brazils of Amersham at War

  • 16 October 2014 8-9:30pm

Winifred, George and Sidney Brazil served their country in the Great War. Mercifully, all returned. This is their story, and that of their parents and seven siblings left at home to run the family butcher’s shop in the High Street. Written and presented by Annie Hamilton-Pike, niece of the ten Brazil children. Q and As included. This talk will talk place at Flint Barn, Flint Barn Court, Church Street, Amersham, Bucks, HP70DB, United Kingdom.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£7.50 per person (£5.00 for Friends of Amersham Museum) by phoning 01494 727409 or emailing ggotch@btopenworld.com.

Website

http://www.amershammuseum.org/event/talk-brazils-amersham-war/

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Talk: Formidable Women

  • 19 October 2014 8-9:30pm

Alison Bailey shares her research on a group of fascinating women, living in Chesham Bois during World War One. She discusses how they provided valuable support for the war effort and promoted women’s rights. Q and As included. This event will take place at Large Barn Hall, Community Centre, Chiltern Avenue, Amersham, Bucks, HP65AH, United Kingdom.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£7.50 per person (£5.00 for Friends of Amersham Museum) by phoning 01494 727409 or emailing ggotch@btopenworld.com.

Website

http://www.amershammuseum.org/event/talk-formidable-women-impression-home-front-experiences-group-chesham-bois-women-world-war/

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Talk: Amersham and Surrounds at War

  • 28 October 2014 7:30-9pm

Hear about life in Amersham and the surrounding area during the Great War. Q and As included. This event will take place at Little Chalfont Library Cokes Lane, Little Chalfont, Amersham, Bucks, HP79QA.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.amershammuseum.org/event/talk-amersham-surrounds-war/

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Create! World War One Postcards and Parcels

  • 29 October 2014 10am-12pm

Find out more about the postcards and parcels that local families would have sent to their children serving in the forces abroad during World War One. This event will take place at Little Chalfont Library Cokes Lane, Little Chalfont, Amersham, Bucks, HP79QA.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 11-13
  • 7-10

Website

http://www.amershammuseum.org/event/create-world-war-postcards-parcels/

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World War One Weekend

  • 8 November 2014 2-4:30pm

Discover what life was like in Amersham in World War One. Make an embroidered postcard, knit for victory or create a package to send to a soldier. Try on some of the uniforms worn by soldiers and nurses and think about what they took with them. Usual admission applies.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Admission fees are £2.50 for adults, £1 for 5-15 year olds with under 5s free.

Website

http://www.amershammuseum.org/event/wwi-weekend/2014-11-08/

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World War One Guided Walk of Old Amersham

  • 9 November 2014 2:30-4pm
  • 16 November 2014 2:30-4pm
  • 23 November 2014 2:30-4pm

Discover what life was like in 1914 Amersham and find out about the experiences of families whose loved ones had gone to fight.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£2.50 per person, children £1.00 and under 5s free. Meet at the museum and no need to book.

Website

http://www.amershammuseum.org/event/world-war-guided-walk-old-amersham/2014-11-09/

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

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