Museum aims and vision

Museum aims and vision

Chesham Museum’s aims and vision

The main aims of the museum have always been:

  • to establish and maintain a museum for the benefit of the public
  • to advance education by displaying and promoting aspects of the history of Chesham and the people of the town
  • involving the people of the town in history projects

Since 2017, without a current permanent home, the museum has focused on the development of its web and digital presence so that it can continue to share with our audiences and visitors the stories of Chesham past.

In early 2024 the museum will re-open in a new exhibition space in Chesham Town Hall. Visit us to discover the history of Chesham’s people and places. Share your ideas about how we can create a new museum together.

This new space will enable us to offer access to our collections for all our audiences. It will be complemented by our small permanent display in Chesham Library and The Elgiva; our temporary exhibitiononline collections, information panels and pop up displays in key sites around the town, our regular monthly market stall, our downloadable resources for schools and groups and our new programme of walks and talks. Our website is our Digital Museum.

This website is a space for our communities, visitors, and businesses, to learn, engage and enjoy the rich heritage of the town and the first step back to a permanent home. Our plans and ambition are supported by our Forward Plan 2022-27 which set out our ambition for the next 5 years.