Revealing Amersham's oldest home

Amersham Museum is fundraising to create a welcoming glass reception space, thereby revealing the town's oldest home to the High Street.

They did it!


On 7th Dec 2016 we successfully raised

£975

with

27 backers

in

28 days



Amersham Museum is an award-winning, small and independent local history museum, housed in a Grade II listed medieval building in the centre of the historic Buckinghamshire town of Amersham.  We need your support in creating a new, welcoming and accessible reception space, that both reveals the museum's medieval building and raises the profile of the museum in the town.

The museum's medieval building - the oldest home in Amersham - is hidden behind a modern frontage.  Access to the building is down a side passage and through a dark corridor. Visitors find the entrance difficult to find and the modern frontage hides the historic building and makes it unclear as to what a visit to the museum might entail.

The existing modern frontage will be redeveloped as a light and welcoming reception area, with an entrance directly on to the High Street. The building will be given a stunning glass roof and front , thereby revealing the medieval building and reconnecting it with the town. The reception will be a space where visitors can orientate themselves and it will also be a place where people can undertake research and access the museum's archives. The space will also include a retail area.

The total cost of this project is £91,677 and we have £4,127 left to raise.