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
Heritage Open Days 2014: Chesham Museum
- 13 — 14 September 2014
Chesham Museum is dedicated to the display of artefacts, educational visits, talks and walks relating to Chesham.
Please refer to the Heritage Open Days website for booking details and timings.
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