Chesham museum has on sale a large variety of items including: bags, scarves, jugs, locally made brushes, teddy bears and toys, coasters, fridge magnets, note books, many more gift items, books and DVDs. All at extremely reasonable prices. We are also pleased to stock lots of locally created products:

  • Alistair Blake – pottery
  • Auberge du Chocolat – 90gm chocolate bars
  • Chloe Bijou Creations – draught excluders, door stops, key rings
  • Crystal Candles – vintage glass candles
  • Little Stanley’s Homemade – jams, jellies, chutneys and marmalade
  • PE Mead & Sons – Chiltern oils, dressing and mayonnaise
  • R Russell Brushes – variety of brushes

Contact us or email us at if you’d like to place an order.

Publications for sale

Chesham Museum has a extensive range of books and booklets for sale by post.
To place an order, use our order form below.

Please note there is an additional postage and packaging fee of £3.00 for each book ordered.
Please make cheques payable to Chesham Museum.

We are not able to take credit/debit card payments over the phone at the present time.


  • Book cover of Chesham origin of the town's services

    Chesham - The Origin of the Town's Services

    Eleanor Phillips & Keith Fletcher in association with Patricia Kent £ 14.95

    A look at the evolution of the infrastructure of Chesham as regards Local Government, Law & Order (including the Police Force), Transport (Road, Canal & Rail), Services (Water, Gas & Electric), The Post Office and the Fire Brigade. Interspersed with the historical information are intriguing stories of everyday life, some comic, some tragic, and when taken as a whole this is a unique account of how a town developed.

  • Don't Shoot The Messenger! book cover

    Don't Shoot The Messenger!

    Eleanor Phillips & Keith Fletcher £ 10.00

    To commemorate the 80th anniversary of Dad’s Army, Don’t Shoot The Messenger! is based on the private wartime scrapbooks, photographs and other memorabilia of Chesham Home Guard’s commander Col. A Melville.

  • Chesham Fire Brigade cover

    Chesham Fire Brigade

    Sue Gordon & Chesham Museum Research Group £ 3.50

    Information and extracts from the Chesham Fire Brigade Minutes and Log Books from 1846 to 1971. Includes a brief history of the early volunteer brigades, summaries of some of the more important fires in Chesham’s history and lists of firemen before 1900.

  • Chesham School Days

    Chesham Schooldays

    Chesham Museum Research Group, edited by Sue Gordon £ 3.50

    Research and information on schooldays in Chesham by the Chesham Museum Research Group.

  • Chesham Bowling Club book cover

    Chesham Bowling Club: 1912 – 2012

    The Bowling Club £ 2.50

    A history celebrating the 100 years of the Chesham Bowling Club.

  • Chesham at work book cover

    Chesham at Work in the Twentieth Century

    Keith Fletcher, Peter Hawkes and Lesley Perry. £ 12.95

    A celebration of Chesham’s industrial heritage with a portrait of its workers and the various items manufactured by them.

  • life and times of thomas hardy book cover

    The Life & Times of Thomas Harding

    Arnold Baines & Shirley Foxell £ 3.95

    Thomas Harding was born around 1470 and became a farmer. His belief in the right to read the Bible in English led to an ongoing confrontation.

  • Midsummer Murders location book cover

    Midsomer Murders on Location

    Sabine Schreiner & Joan Street £ 5.00

    A survey of over 100 picturesque locations, including Chesham, with historical notes and filming anecdotes. One of the locations is none other than 15 Market Square, now the home of Chesham Museum. A must for Midsomer fans.

  • the roman chilterns book cover

    The Roman Chilterns

    Keith Branigan & Rosalind Niblett £ 6.00

    Professor Branigan and Dr Niblet, archaeologists, describe the Roman occupation of this area; everyday life for the Romano-British, both in the city of Verulanium and in the Chiltern countryside

  • 150 years of Metropolitan Railway cover

    Images of 150 years of the Metropolitan Railway

    Clive Foxell £ 12.99

    A book for the 150th anniversary of the Metropolitan Railway with images and information on its history.

  • 10 cinemas of Chesham book cover

    The Ten Cinemas of Chesham

    Clive Foxell £ 3.95

    This booklet describes how the evolution of the cinema in Chesham has reflected the changing nature of the films and how they have been exhibited over the past 120 years.

  • Entertaining Chesham book cover

    Entertaining Chesham

    Geoff Hale £ 20.00

    The story of amateur dramatics, musical theatre and choral singing in Chesham from 1872 to 1950. 618 pages packed with information and anecdotes, illustrated with black and white photographs of some of the casts, programmes and venues.

  • church by the woods book cover

    The Church by the Woods

    Sheila Hart & Neil Rees £ 7.50

    The story of St George’s Church; its building and congregation, including newspaper reports, memoirs of villagers and veterans of its many organisations and groups.

  • White Hill School book cover

    Whitehill School, 1890 – 1990: The Story of a Landmark

    Whitehill School £ 1.00

    This book was published in 1990 to celebrate Whitehill School’s centenary.

  • Chesham United history book cover

    The History of Chesham United

    Peter Gibbins £ 16.95

    A book on the history of the football club, Chesham United, by Peter Gibbons.

  • Chesham Through Time

    Chesham Through Time

    Colin Seabright £ 14.99

    A fascinating selection of photographs trace some of the many ways in which Chesham has changed and developed over the last century.

  • walking with Bucks suffragettes book cover

    Walking with Buckinghamshire Suffragettes

    Colin Cartwright and Andrew Clark £ 1.50

    Six heritage trails tracing the women’s suffragette movement in and around the Chilterns.

  • Pubs and inns of Chesham book cover

    Pubs & Inns of Chesham & Villages

    Ray East, Keith Fletcher and Peter Hawkes £ 12.95

    A fascinating guide to the historic public houses of Chesham and district, including more than twenty establishments that are still serving today. Featuring over 100 alehouses, inns, taverns and beer shops in the town centre and the surrounding Buckinghamshire villages.

  • Chesham in living memory

    Chesham in Living Memory

    Phil Cox, Ray East and Peter Hawkes £ 9.95

    The age of the motor car. Find out how the town developed from the 1940s through to the present day due to the demands of road building, modernisation of the shopping centre and the unstoppable age of progress. Heavily illustrated with photographs through the decades. An interesting focus on both architecture and motor vehicles.

Ordering books

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