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  • 49 High Street
    HP7 0DP Amersham
  • 01494 723700
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Amersham Museum

Amersham Museum reopened in summer 2017 after a major refurbishment.

The new museum includes a glass reception area, a complete redisplay of the collection and a new activity and temporary exhibition space. Throughout the museum there are opportunities to explore Amersham’s past through maps, photos, objects and documents.

There are hands-on activities, discovery boxes with handling objects and multimedia tablets which provide access to the museum’s wider archive. Discover what life was like at five key moments in the town’s history:

• Be a Tudor merchant in our 1580s interior

• Find out about the lords of the manor and their Georgian home

• Find out about life in Amersham in 1892 when the railway arrived and created the new town

• Sit down in our 1930s sitting room and listen to local people’s stories on the radio

• Visit the record shop sound booth to listen to stories about local life in the 1960s

The museum’s herb garden has been expanded and is now accessible to people in wheelchairs. There are also improved facilities including an accessible toilet, baby changing and a lift with access to the activity space. 



This museum in summary

Collection

  • Culture
  • History / historical

Museum shop present:

Yes

Loan possible:

Yes

Suitable for children:

Yes

Looking for volunteers:

Yes