Chesham Museum

Chesham Museum
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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.

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Opening hours

Tues - 11.00-15.00
Wed - 11.00-15.00
Sat - 11.00-15.00

Mon - closed
Thurs - closed
Fri - closed
Sun - closed

Admission charges

£2 for adults, accompanied children under 16 free.

Additional info


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'

Collection details

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
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.

Chesham Stories

A project (beginning 2006) to collect memories of life and work in Chesham. Each story will be placed on the Museum's web site.

Discovering Chesham

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 for details.
A 1.45 minute clip can be seen on UTube (


  • Chesham Museum volunteers
  • DVD 93


  • Chesham Museum

Chesham Museum
15 Market Square

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Museum (answerphone)

01494 792549

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