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.



Free Children's activity Saturday 26th July, 11-1

Kids bored with holidays already? ... then bring them and their friends along to make their own teddy bear to take home!

Learn a little of Chesham's toy history as you make a jointed teddy!

No need to book just turn up :)


Walking with Buckinghamshire Suffragettes

By Colin Cartwright and Andrew Clark   -   £1.50 

Six heritage trails tracing the women’s suffragette movement in and around the Chilterns

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

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 the last few years:       £3.30 per bottle      £36.00 per case
On sale NOW!
Old Chesham Ale


Easy, informative walks, lasting 1.5 to 2 hours.

No need to book, just turn up!  Only £4 per person.

See our Events page for the latest list of walks and talks.

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.

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.


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