Schools and community groups

Bringing Chesham's past to life

What we offer

We help teachers, students, home-schooled children and community groups discover how Chesham fits into the jigsaw of local, national and international history.  We bring Chesham’s past to life with our object boxes, dressing up outfits,  workshops,  resources, walks  and  bespoke projects.

We are passionate about  encouraging students to think about who has walked around  their streets, what they  looked like, thought and saw. Here at Chesham Museum we have volunteer  teachers with  decades of experience in education to help bring history alive in the classroom so it is easier for you to deliver the National  Curriculum with confidence. We also offer bespoke walks and projects – price dependent on scale of the request.

Cost of workshops £60

Feedback from schools we've worked with

I would like to say again a massive thank you for all your hard work with the power points and the project - they are amazing and the children loved learning about the railways in Chesham; they found it extremely interesting. They also enjoyed exploring the artefacts and had so much fun. We are very grateful for all your hard work and help.

Brushwood School

The speaker from the museum captivated the children from the outset with stories and information about the history of Chesham, especially those relating to the hard work the children faced all those years ago! The artefacts brought the town’s history to life and provided an excellent starting point for our local history topic. The children (and I) are keen to delve deeper in the coming weeks - thank you!

Chartridge School

Chesham Museum provided us with a fantastic array of resources, including real and replica artefacts, pictures with information of historical sites, and even a detailed walking tour of historical locations in our local area. These resources were vital in helping bring our topic about the history of Chesham to life. The children loved seeing all the fantastic artefacts and photographs provided by the museum which helped deepen their understanding of how life in our town was different in the past. We can’t wait to work with Chesham Museum again!

Newtown School

Thank you again for lending us the object box. The children enjoyed the activity. The teacher had a table for each of the 5Bs and the children rotated, drawing the artefacts and finding out facts about each one.

Ley Hill School

6 toy soldiers from Victorian times
A Victorian copy book
Two children dressed in clothing that poor people would have worn in Victorian times.
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Loan boxes

Our loan boxes can be hired for up to 2 weeks at a time and cost £30. They come with detailed teacher notes and some suggested follow on activities.

Loan boxes available to hire

Chesham timeline

Scroll right to view historical events that took place in Chesham

21 Century
Iron age to Bronze age events
20 Century
Victorian Britain
Georgian England to Stuart England & the Commonwealth
Timeline of Chesham historical events showing the Tudor years
Anglo Saxon Roman British
Iron Age and Bronze Age
Mesolithic/Neolithic 100million - 11600BC