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 nearly £19,000 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. Our annual subscription rate is £10.00 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 of 3-4 miles (typically finishing at a country pub). They also receive two newsletters a year setting out our programme. There are also regular monthly e-mail updates.
We have a healthy membership of almost 500 - the majority of which live in Amersham, Chesham, Great Missenden and Prestwood. We also enjoy good support from Chorleywood and the Chalfonts.

Our activities include:

  • Monthly evening meetings from March to April with a summer break and starting again in September, usually with a guest speaker
  • Usually 20 or so outings throughout the year visiting National Trust places, other historic houses and other places of interest.
  • Monthly walks - none too strenuous
  • A Christmas/New Year lunch
Our evening meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month, with the exception of June, July and August, at the Drake Hall, Amersham Community Centre, Chiltern Avenue, Amersham, Bucks HP6 5AH starting at 8.00 pm. There is no additional charge to attend the evening meetings and new members are welcome to come along. Tea/coffee and biscuits are provided. 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

Thursday 12th September 2019 – talk: Old Father Thames – The River in Art by Andrew Davies

Saturday 14th September 2019 – country walk.

Thursday 10th October 2019 – talk: Retelling Hillside – Hughenden’s secret WW2 history by Laura Burrows

Saturday 12th October – country walk

Friday 18th October 2019 - Outing to Drapers’ Hall, City of London

Thursday 7th November - Outing to Royal Air Force Museum

Thursday 14th November – talk: The Ridgeway Path  by John Tyler

Saturday 16th November 2019 - country walk

Wednesday 27th November 2019 - Outing to Winchester & Christmas Market

Thursday 12th December – talk: Bagels and Bacon by Jeff Rozelaar

Saturday 14th December 2019 - country walk weather permitting.

Thursday 9th January 2020 - talk: The Parish Incumbent by Gyll King

Saturday 11th January 2020 - country walk

Wednesday 15th January 2020 -  New Year Lunch at Chartridge Lodge

Tuesday 11th February 2020 - Outing to Bevis Marks Synagogue & Dennis Severs’ House

Thursday13th February 2020 - talk: The Mystery of Amy Johnson by Tony Eaton

Saturday 15th February 2020 - country walk

Thursday 12th March 2020 - talk: Magic by Ian Keable

Saturday 14th March 2020 - country walk

Tuesday 24th March 2020 - Outing to Treasures of Golden Pharaoh

Tuesday 7th April 2020 - Outing to Behind the Scenes at Claydon (N.T.)

Thursday 9th April 2020 - talk: The London Cage by Dr Helen Fry

Saturday 11th April 2020 - country walk

Tuesday 21st April 2020 - Outing to Wrest Park & Gardens

Tuesday 16th to Thursday 25th June 2020 - Holiday in Switzerland.

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