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
Guided Town Walks
- 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.
- Any age
Adults: £2.50, 5-15 year olds £1.00. Under 5s free.
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.
- Any age
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.
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.
- Any age
Admission fees are £2.50 for adults, £1 for 5-15 year olds with under 5s free.
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.
- Any age
£2.50 per person, children £1.00 and under 5s free. Meet at the museum and no need to book.
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