Winter opening hours

Monday: Closed

Tuesday: 11am-3pm

Wednesday: 11am-3pm

Thursday: Closed

Friday: Closed

Saturday: 11am-3pm

Sunday: Closed

Other times by appointment:

contact us

Find us

We are located in Chesham town centre

15 Market Place Chesham HP5 1FG

 Registered Charity Number: 1107115 

Welcome to Chesham museum

Chesham Museum is a community organisation founded in 2004 in the former stables of a public house “The Gamekeeper’s Lodge’, and relocated in 2009 to its present premises in Market Square, Chesham. The museum was conceived and founded, and is maintained, run and financed, completely by local volunteers, and by their joint fund raising activities with the support of local businesses, schools and the wider population. 

The museum aims to educate visitors about the rich history of Chesham and its past inhabitants. Our collection primarily deals with things that are associated with Chesham, but also the outer-lying areas: Asheridge, Ashley Green, Ballinger, Bellingdon, Chartridge, Hyde Heath, Latimer, Lee Common and Ley Hill.

Come and see us in our beautifully refurbished museum, now free of charge thanks to a generous donation from Waitrose.

Read more about the museum

Join our Mad Hatter tea party!

If you're aged 5-11 come join well-known local artist and children's author Madeleine Fletcher's art workshop.

It's on Friday 17 February and you can join either the 10.30am-11.30am slot or the 2.00pm-3.00pm one.

Tickets cost £3 and are selling fast so get yours soon! Pop into Orbit Press in Market Square to get yours.

This beautiful Chesham Town Picture was painted about 1760 and is on show in the reception area of the museum after restoration.

On loan from the Francis Trust

Support us

Chesham Museum is an entirely volunteer-run and independent museum. We rely on your donations to continue to record and share our town's fascinating and diverse history.

You can make a donation here.

You can also volunteer your time to work in the museum as a steward, help with researching or on our displays.

Our Shop

Chesham museum has a small number of books and booklets for sale in the Museum and by post. We also sell a number of items, such as key rings, postcards, bookmarks, paintbrushes, pencils and evacuee dolls.