Amersham Museum’s collections and displays are linked to the history of the town and its inhabitants. Current displays include:
- Archaeological finds from the Mesolithic, Neolithic, Bronze Age and Roman periods and coins from Roman to Victorian times
- Medieval finds including Penn tiles and the story of the Amersham Martyrs
- Interpretation of the Tudor hall house museum building and Tudor life
- The story of the Amersham Martyrs
- Agricultural tools and craft industries including straw plait and lace making
- Wood and metal working tools used by chair makers, wheelwrights and blacksmiths
- Victorian and Edwardian costume and domestic items
- 20th century toys made by Amersham Toys, Hornby and Dinky
- Local industries – Weller’s Brewery, Brazil’s sausages and pies, Goya toiletries and secret wartime production
The museum also has a large collection of photographs of the town, its residents and events from the 1880s to the present day and original documents from theatre programmes to train tickets.
The museum continues to collect photographs, ephemera and objects that closely relate to the history of the town. We are particularly interested in acquiring objects that will help us to tell the story of Amersham since 1945.