Amersham Museum welcomes visits from school groups. Please contact the museum in advance to book your visit and discuss the activities you would like to undertake.
A typical half day visit could include both a visit to the museum and a guided walk around the Old Town.
Choose your topic:
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 you could buy in the local shops? Find out about farming and craft industries including the tools used by the chair maker, wheelwright and blacksmith or find out about lace making, straw plaiting and other jobs for children.
And include a guided walk
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.
The museum is happy to work with teachers to develop tailored activities to fit with specific courses of study.
Come and see our toyshop display of typical toys from the 20th century and have a group discussion and handling session with toys old and new to discuss the differences between the toys you play with today and those owned by your grandparents. 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 (e.g. wood, paper and card, metal, textiles etc.) were used to make toys before the introduction of plastic, how batteries have replaced clockwork and other more recent changes. Click here for more information about Amersham Toys