Schools & Research
A typical half day visit could include both a visit to the museum and a guided walk around the Old Town.
The Tudor hall house: Find out who lived here and how, over the centuries, they improved the house by adding chimneys and new windows. Study the building materials from wattle and daub to Tudor and modern bricks. Look for the original carpenter’s marks and witch marks!
Victorian Amersham: Look at our photographic archive and the museum displays to see what everyday life was like over 100 years ago. What could you buy in the local shops? Find out about local jobs, including the tools used by the chair maker, wheelwright and blacksmith or find out about lace making, straw plaiting and other jobs for children.
Traditional Toys: Discover our range of typical toys from the 20th century and have a handling session with toys old and new to discuss the differences. Every child is invited to bring along a favourite toy or game, old or new. There is an opportunity to talk about what type of materials were used and toys enjoyed by rich and poor children in the past.
Guided walks: Walk around the old town to find out more about why the town is here and how the arrival of stage coaches and the coming of the railway altered the town. Or study the different construction methods and materials used to build the houses in the High Street. Old Amersham is an excellent contrast to other more modern towns for local history studies.