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. Over the last 3 years we have donated £18,700 to the Trust. Since 2000 we have raised over £100,000 to support the work of the Trust in looking after special places. 
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 £8.50 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.

See what's coming up

Tuesday 11 October 2016 – outing: ‘Barrow Boys and Bankers’ with City and Village Tours

Thursday 13 October 2016 – Annual General Meeting and talk: ‘Cliveden National Trust’ by Mark Bradshaw, General Manager of Cliveden

Saturday 15 October 2016 – country walk

Thursday 20 October 2016 – outing to the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst

Friday 28 October 2016 – outing (by train) to the Supreme Court and St James’ Walk

Saturday 5 November 2016 – concert: ‘More Miller Magic’ at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Thursday 10 November 2016 – talk: ‘Ghost Stories of the Victorian Era’ by Ian Keeble

Saturday 12 November 2016 – country walk

Monday 21 November 2016 – outing to Winchester College, Cathedral and Christmas Market

Thursday 8 December 2016 – talk: ‘The Art of Sir William Wilkinson R.A.’ by Mrs Frances Hughes

Saturday 10 December 2016 – country walk

Monday 12 December 2016 – Christmas lunch at Chartridge Lodge

Thursday 12 January 2017 – talk; ‘Aylesbury Archaeological Finds’ by Bryn Rees, Bucks County Museum

Saturday 14 January 2017 – country walk

Tuesday 24 January 2017 - outing (by train) to Churchill’s war rooms and ‘Hidden London’ walk

Thursday 9 February 2017 – talk: ‘A tour around Western Australia’ by Colin Hough

Thursday 9 February and Thursday 23 February 2017 – outing to Leighton House and 18 Stafford Terrace, Kensington

Saturday 11 February 2017 – country walk

Wednesday 8 March – Saturday 11 March 2017: holiday to Bruges and Ypres

Thursday 9 March 2017 – talk: ‘Titanic- the true story’ by David Richards

Saturday 11 March 2017 – country walk

Wednesday 5 April 2017 – outing to Chartwell and Chiddingstone

Thursday 13 April 2017 – talk: topic and speaker to be confirmed

Saturday 15 April 2017 – country walk

Thursday 20 April 2017 – outing to the Mary Rose and Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth Harbour

Get in touch

To find out more please contact the Amersham Centre Vice Chairman, Richard Meads, telephone 01494 771078 or email

For membership enquiries, please contact our Membership Secretary, Judith Howcroft, telephone 01494 786747 or email