March 2016

Chiltern District Council News Feed - Thu, 03/10/2016 - 16:52
Categories: Amersham

Amersham Museum opens for the 2016 season

Amersham Museum opens for the 2016 season. Amersham Museum’s 25th Birthday! Amersham Museum is celebrating it 25th birthday this season! The museum, which reopened on Thursday 3rd March, tells the story of the museum’s development, from the first displays through to the opening of 49 High Street in 1991. The museum’s 25 Years exhibition will include detailed photographs about the restoration of the museum’s medieval hall house, and a special display showcasing the history of Amersham in 25 objects. There are also interactive activities, including feely bags to ‘guess the object’ and visitors can choose to vote for an object that represents life in Amersham today. For 2016, the museum has changed its opening hours. The museum is now welcoming visitors on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays. While the normal opening hours are 2.00pm to 4.30, Saturday opening will now be 10.00am to 4.30pm giving the opportunity, for the first time, for people to visit during Saturday mornings. In addition, children under 16 can now visit the museum FREE (adult admission is held at the 2015 rate of £2.50). For those that haven’t visited this award-winning museum before, it is a gem with a collection spanning 2,000 years of local history. The museum  features a large and diverse selection of objects relating to the area’s craft and industry, and locally manufactured and produced toys and domestic goods. There is a substantial range of documents, maps and photographs, and many of the museum’s photographs can be viewed in the museum. Documents and maps can be viewed by appointment. Possibly the most exciting part of the museum is the building itself – 49 High Street, Old Amersham. This building is the oldest domestic building in Amersham, part of a Tudor hall house and built around 1480. Behind the museum building is a wonderful garden full of herbs and plants with medicinal and culinary properties.
Categories: Amersham