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.