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 £115,000 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 13th September – Talk – My Love of Africa by Tom Way, wildlife photographer

Saturday 15th September – Country walk – starting from Old Swan, Swan Bottom, HP16 9NU

Thursday 20th – Monday 24th September – Normandy holiday

Wednesday 3rd October – Outing to National Memorial Arboretum

Thursday 11th October – AGM and Talk by Mark Bradshaw, General Manager of Cliveden

Saturday 13th October – Country walk

Tuesday 16th October – Outing to Portchester Castle and Fort Nelson

Thursday 8th November – Talk - Medical Detection Dogs by Ian Grant

Tuesday 6th November – Outing to Backstage tour of Royal Opera House

Saturday 10th November – Country walk

Wednesday 21st November – Outing to Christmas at Waddesdon

Wednesday 5th December – Christmas lunch at Moor Park Mansion

Thursday 13th December – Talk – The National Gardens Scheme by Janice Cross

Saturday 15th December – Country walk to be arranged

Thursday 10th January – Talk – The John Lewis Partnership

Saturday 12th January – Country walk

Wednesday 30th January – AFTERNOON MEETING Concert be Bucks Voices

Wednesday 6th February – Outing to BMW Mini factory

Thursday 14th February – Talk – History of the Flying Doctor Service, Graham Laurie MVO

Saturday 16th February – Country walk

Thursday 21st February – Outing to London Theatre and Carvery Dinner

Tuesday 12th March – Outing to Fullers Brewery and Osterley Park

Thursday 14th March – Talk – The Amersham Museum, Emily Toechter

Saturday 16th March – Country walk

Thursday 4th April – Outing to Royal Holloway College and Runnymede

Thursday 11th April – Talk – Coaches and Coach Horns, Colin Pawson

Saturday 13th April - Country walk

Wednesday 8th May – Outing to Wimpole Hall and Estate

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