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 £18,000 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 over 400 - the majority of which live in Amersham, Chesham Bois and Chesham. We also enjoy good support from Chorleywood, the Chalfonts, Great Missenden and Prestwood.
Our activities include:
  • Monthly evening meetings from September to May, usually with a guest speaker
  • Usually 15 - 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 May, 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. For members' convenience, the coach stops at several places in Chesham and Amersham to pick up and drop off.

See what's coming up

Thursday 8th March 2018: Evening talk ‘Chelsea Pensioners’ by Michael Allen
Saturday 10th March 2018: Country walk
Thursday 12th April 2018: Evening talk ‘Conservation & Development in the Galapagos’ by Ben Stockwell
Saturday 14th April 2018: Country walk
Thursday 17th May 2018: Outing to Packwood House (N.T.), Warwickshire
Thursday 7th June 2018: Outing to Bradford on Avon and Lacock Abbey (N.T.)
Saturday 16th June 2018: Country walk
Wednesday 20th June 2018: Outing to Belton House (N.T.) Lincolnshire
Tuesday 3rd July 2018: Outing to Guildford Cathedral & Losely Park.
Saturday 14th July 2018: Country walk
Wednesday 18th July 2018: Outing to Fullers Brewery & Chiswick House.
Tuesday 7th August 2018: Outing to Claydon (N.T.) & Ascott (N.T.)
Saturday 11th August 2018: Country walk
Wednesday 12th September 2018: Outing to Oxford (walking tour) & Ashmolean etc.
Thursday 13th September 2018: Evening talk ‘My love of Africa’ Tom Way (wildlife photographer)
Saturday 15th September 2018: Country walk
Thursday 20th September till Monday 24th Residential outing to Normandy staying in Rouen.
Wednesday 3rd October 2018: Outing to National Memorial Arboretum.
Thursday 10th October 2018: Evening talk – subject to be announced. Saturday 13th October 2018: Country walk
Tuesday 16th October 2018: Outing to Portchester Castle & Fort Nelson.
Monday 20th May till Friday 24th 2019: Residential outing to South Devon with many visits to National Trust properties.

Get in touch

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

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