15 Market Square
Chesham is one of the largest towns in Buckinghamshire and has a unique history of industry and social reform. The museum is in the town's historic Market Square and houses a collection of objects and photographs illustrating Chesham's history and especially its various industries.
Tues - 11.00-15.00
Wed - 11.00-15.00
Sat - 11.00-15.00
Mon - closed
Thurs - closed
Fri - closed
Sun - closed
£2 for adults, accompanied children under 16 free.
The permanent exhibition has five main themes: Made in Chesham, Remember Chesham, Chesham at War, Coming to Chesham and Digging up the Past.
Displays in a temporary exhibition space are changed at least twice a year:
- Winter 2011: 'Medieval Chesham and the Manor Court Records'
- Spring and Summer 2011: 'The Post Office in Chesham'
Trade and Commerce, Toys and Hobbies, Sport, Social History, Science and Technology, Religion, Industry, Archaeology
Key artists and exhibits
- boots, brushes, beer, Baptists, woodware, industry, wartime, archaeology, Asian community
A project (beginning 2006) to collect memories of life and work in Chesham. Each story will be placed on the Museum's web site.
A 45 minute DVD about Chesham's history featuring the town's industry, River Chess, local land owners, places of worship, shops and much more. See www.cheshammuseum.org.uk for details.
A 1.45 minute clip can be seen on UTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYV1UrRVW7Y)
- Chesham Museum volunteers
- DVD 93
- Chesham Museum