Summer opening hours
Other times by appointment:
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.
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
Join us for a walk
Visit locations, hear stories of Chesham's old pubs and finish it all off with a drink at the Queen's Head.
Our next walk is Sunday 3 July at 4.00pm. Meet outside the museum.
Walks cost £4.00 per person.
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 also volunteer your time to work in the museum as a steward, help with researching or on our displays.
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.