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Amersham Museum

Buckinghamshire

Type:Museum

49 High Street, Amersham, Buckinghamshire, HP7 0DP

Tel: +44 01494 723700

Amersham Museum

About

Amersham Museum is an award-winning local history museum, located in part of a beautiful fifteenth century timber-framed hall house in the centre of Old Amersham with a herb garden running down to the river. This is the oldest house in Amersham. The museum features Amersham's history from archaeological finds to the town's more recent past and has a collection of objects, photos and documents all about the history of Amersham and its people. There is plenty to do for all the family including interactive displays, costumes and trails and a regular programme of engaging events.

There are guided walks of the town every Sunday at 2.30pm April to October. The walk lasts about an hour and a half and costs £2 per adult with under 16s free. The walk starts at the museum.

Walks to the martyrs memorial are led by guides in Tudor costume and tell the story of the Lollard Martyrs and life in Amersham in the early 1500s. The martyrs walks take place on the last Saturday of the month at 2.30pm, April to September. The martyrs walk lasts two hours and cost £2 per adult with under 16s free. The walk starts at the museum.


Little known facts:
1. Amersham Museum is in the oldest house in Amersham. It is part of a Tudor Hall House.
2. Amersham Museum has a large collection of old toys.
3. The Museum has thousands of photos in its collection, available to see on a touch screen.
4. Amersham Museum has a beautiful garden full of plants with healing properties.


Look out for our special school holidays activities, seasonal trails and guided walks exploring the history of Amersham. See our website www.amershammuseum.org for more information.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors - Large Print
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Wheelchair user accessible - Only on ground floor

Establishment Features

  • Toilets - There are steps up to the toilet.

Group Travel

  • Out of Hours Visits

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (free) - There is no parking available – there is free parking on the street but no designated spaces for the museum. The nearest car park is the public car park at the end of the Broadway, approximately 350m from the museum.

Payment Methods

  • Approx length of visit - 01:30
  • Groups Accepted - Essential to prebook.Groups by arrangement
  • Max group size - 25
  • Min group size - 10
  • Open by appointment outside normal opening times
  • TIC Staff Admitted Free

Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre
  • Indoor Attraction
  • No Smoking Attraction

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Families

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

Nearest major road is M40. From M40, Jct 2, follow signs to Amersham A355 for 5 miles. At approach to Amersham (do not use bypass) go down hill to Tesco roundabout, turn left into Amersham Old Town and onto the High Street. Museum on right. Free street parking.

Public Transport Directions

Bus services 4, 52, 62, 73, 336 and 353 all stop within a 5min walk of the Museum in Amersham Old Town. The nearest train station is Amersham which is served by London Underground from Baker Street and Chiltern Railways from Marylebone and Aylesbury. The train station is approx 20mins walk or 5mins drive from Amersham Museum. Buses connect Amersham station with Amersham Old Town.

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