Chesham Museum


 Welcome to Chesham Museum


Come and see us in our beautifully re-furbished museum, now free of charge thanks to a very generous donation from Waitrose

Chesham Museum is a community organisation founded  in 2004 in the former stables of a public house “The Gamekeeper’s Lodge’, Chesham 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 fundraising 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, for example Asheridge, Ashley Green, Ballinger, Bellingdon, Chartridge, Hyde Heath, Lee Common and Ley Hill.


The beautiful Chesham Town Picture, on loan from the Francis Trust, was painted c. 1760 on Peartree wood and is on show in the reception area of the museum.

Many thanks to Waitrose for their donation which enables us to welcome visitors to enjoy our Museum free of charge

Chesham hairdresser Alan Banks of Fantasia, organiser of the New Year Sponsored Swim at Chesham Open Air Pool, hands over the £2,400 raised, to Museum trustees.

Thank you so much Alan

Old Chesham Ale

The Ale

Old Chesham Ale Mk.2 has arrived at the museum. Last year's first batch of over 5,000 bottles proved so popular that we sold out two weeks before Christmas.
Prices for the delicious ruby ale remain the same as last year:
£3.30 per bottle
£36 per case
On sale NOW !!


NEW ! 
 see our EVENTS page for new list of walks and talks.

Easy, informative walks lasting one and a half to two hours. No need to book, just turn up. £4 each




Come along and see how it's done and have a go!

At the Museum on Saturday, 26th April 11am-1pm       


Drop-in Hands-on Craft Activity at Chesham Museum
Calling children aged 5 - 11 years!  Chesham Museum is hosting a monthly drop-in hands-on craft activity session.  Come along  any time between 11 and 1pm on the 4th Saturday of the month to Chesham Museum in Market Square.  The sessions are free but donations appreciated, and a parent or carer will need to stay in the Museum.  April's activity on 26th will be lace-making.


The Bell

The bell that used to hang in the demolished Town Hall is now on display under the town picture in the Museum.  This is attracting a great deal of attention and it is our ultimate aim, in conjunction with the Town Council, to have the bell hung up in the clock tower in the Market Square.


Book of the Month

Chesham Through Time

By Colin Seabright   -   £14.99

A fascinating selection of photographs trace some of the many ways in which Chesham has changed and developed over the last century

For many more fabulous books, visit our Publications page by clIcking here.

Larry Lightbulb


Hello there, I'm the Larry the Lightbulb!  

I've been spending time with the folks at Chesham Museum for a while now and am a fountain of local knowledge.

See if you can spot me throughout the website and I'll treat you to some awesome facts all about Chesham.

Happy hunting...why not also come and see us in the Museum some will love it!

15 Market Square, Chesham, Buckinghamshire, HP5 1HG          Telephone: 01494 792549          Registered Charity Number: 1107115