Collection of objects and photographs illustrating Chesham's history and especially its various industries.
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 15 Market Square, Chesham until June 2017 where we had to unfortunately go into storage.
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. We hope to reopen our doors in the future but in the meantime please check out our website, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. All details of our fundraising events and news are displayed there keeping you up to date of our situation.
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.
With a unique history of social reform and industry, Chesham, population 21,000, is the fourth largest town in Buckinghamshire.