The Amersham Centre

Visitors in the garden at a National Trust place

Formed in 1970, the Amersham Centre is a voluntary group of National Trust members and volunteers promoting the work of the Trust.

Our aim is to provide a lively and interesting programme whilst, at the same time, raising funds for the vital work of the Trust.
The Amersham Centre always welcomes new members and we hope that you will wish to join the group. To do this, you must first be a member of the National Trust (or a National Trust Volunteer Card holder). Our annual subscription rate is £7.50 per person, and our membership year runs from 1 September to 31 August. New members are welcome to join at any time. In return, members can participate in all the social activities of the group - including evening meetings with a speaker, outings and local walks (typically finishing at a country pub). They also receive two newsletters a year setting
out our programme. There are also regular e-mail updates.
We have a healthy membership of almost 500 - the majority of which live in Amersham, Chesham Bois and Chesham. We also enjoy good support from Chorleywood and the Chalfonts.
Our activities include:
  • Monthly evening meetings from September to April, usually with a guest speaker
  • Usually 20 or so trips throughout the year visiting National Trust places and other historic houses
  • Classical concerts
  • Monthly walks - none too strenuous
  • A Christmas lunch
Our evening meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month, from September until April, at the Drake Hall, Amersham Community Centre, Chiltern Avenue, Amersham, Bucks HP6 5AH. There is no additional charge to attend the evening meetings and new members are welcome to come along. We look forward to seeing you.
We generally use coach transport for our outings to National Trust properties, historic houses, concerts and other places of interest. For members' convenience, the coach stops at several places in Chesham and Amersham to pick up and drop off.
To find out more please contact the Amersham Centre Vice Chairman,  Richard Meads, telephone 01494 771078, who would be pleased to hear from you; e-mail:
Here is our programme of forthcoming events – we hope it will encourage you to join us.     
  • 10 December 2015: Talk - ‘The Natural History of Christmas’ – Dr Michael Leach
  • 12 December 2015:  Country Walk
  • 14 January 2016: Talk - ‘Pinewood Studios’ – Michael Payne
  • 16 January 2016: Country Walk
  • 20 January 2016: Outing to Neasden Hindu Temple
  • 5 and 12 February 2016:  Outing (by train) Supreme Court tour and St James’s walk
  • 11 February 2016:  Talk - ‘Chiltern Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ – Ray Payne
  • 13 February 2016:  Country Walk
  • 10 March 2016: Talk - ‘Ordinary Men of Wycombe who led Extraordinary Lives’ – Mike Dewey
  • 12 March 2016:  Country Walk
  • 20 March 2016:  Concert - Classical Spectacular at the Royal Albert Hall
  • 13 April 2016:  Outing to Sir Harold Hillier Gardens and Salisbury
  • 14 April 2016: Talk - Speaker to be confirmed
  • 16 April 2016:  Country Walk
  • 12– 17 June 2016:  Holiday - Chateaux of the Loire
Get in touch
Contact: Mr Richard Meads
Tel: 01494 771078