Chesham Museum celebrated the opening of its new Exhibition Room in the Town Hall last Friday night [January 19] with a reception.

After a few words from the Chairman of the Trustees Peter Squires, the Exhibition Room was formally declared open when the Rt. Hon. Sarah Green, MP and the Mayor of Chesham Town Council - Councillor Wilford Augustus jointly cut the ribbon across the door.

The Museum officially opened its doors to the public on Saturday, January 20, and will be open every Wednesday and Saturday between 10am and 4pm.

Bucks Free Press: The exhibition room opened on January 19The exhibition room opened on January 19 (Image: NA)

The new facilities are very welcome after seven years of the museum only being a virtual museum online, and the Trustees and volunteers are all very excited about the prospect of being able to interact on a personal basis with the public again.

As well as displays in the new Exhibition Room, the museum also has several ‘reminiscence boxes’ such as old-fashioned toys (popular with children at local schools) and household items from years gone by (so sought after by care homes for the elderly that they want to keep them!).

These boxes can be hired from the museum for a small fee.

Bucks Free Press: Mayor Wilford Augustus and MP Sarah GreenMayor Wilford Augustus and MP Sarah Green (Image: NA)

Chesham Museum runs a scheme called 'The Friends of Chesham Museum' which enables those who are unable to donate time as a volunteer to help us fund all these ventures by donating money instead.

For details on how to become a Friend, please visit the museum’s website