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.
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 time...you will love it!
15 Market Square, Chesham, Buckinghamshire, HP5 1HG Telephone: 01494 792549 Registered Charity Number: 1107115