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



27 supporters


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.