A FREE exhibition exploring the history of the railway in Amersham pops up in the town next week.

Entitled 'Metroland: the birth of Amersham on the Hill', it is being held at the former site of The Entertainer in Hill Avenue and is being run by the town's museum.

The exhibition, which is supported by an All Our Stories grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, ties in with the 150th anniversary of the opening of the Metropolitan Railway and looks at the story of the railway coming to Amersham and the subsequent development of the town.

Audio clips, interactive displays and a number of old artefacts will be on display, as will the winning entries in a children's art competition.

Museum Chairman Gary Gotch said: "This has been a really exciting project. It has involved lots of new volunteers in all sorts of new ways. The stories, documents and photos donated by local people have played a central part in understanding the development of the town.

"We believe the exhibition is going to be popular and we have something to offer visitors of all ages."

The exhibition runs every day from Tuesday May 14 to Saturday June 1, except May 19 and 20, from 10am-4pm.

A number of events and activities are taking place at the museum throughout the month. Go to www.amershammuseum.org or call 01494 723700 for more information.