Amersham Museum re-opened on Wednesday 12th July after extensive renovation work and we were one of the first few through the door that day!

Having never been to Old Amersham before, I was pleasantly surprised at how quaint the High Street was. Think lovely boutiques, cottages with beautiful front doors with hanging baskets and FREE on street parking. Great for when you have an excited kid and no coins in your pocket.

Amersham museum is tucked in between the posh boutiques and after paying my £3 entry fee (children go FREE) we wandered through the history of this little Buckinghamshire town. The building itself dates back to the 1400’s so lots to muse for the history buffs.

As for my little Yara, she was having a great time playing with a doll’s house which was actually manufactured by an old local toy company called Amersham toys.

A small herb garden and an upstairs level in the building which is set out like a tudor dining room kept us entertained for at least an hour.

The great thing was that kids can touch and play with everything and because it’s not a big museum, there was enough for the adults to read and keep an eye out on the children. A thumbs up from me!

After a quick bite in a local cafe, we made our way through a beautiful little garden near St. Mary’s church. The amount of talent that went into creating a masterpiece with flowers is beyond me! Who needs the Chelsea Flower Show?!!

A quick stroll to the River Misbourne and Yara and I found ourselves playing a stick race – throwing sticks into the river to see whose will be the fastest going along. It was so much fun, I actually felt like a kid again!

As my daughter starts preparing to go to school this autumn, this little afternoon out is a treasured memory for me and for her I hope. It’s a great place to visit, especially on a nice sunny day – just don’t forget to treat yourselves to some delicious ice cream 🍦

Petra x