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 26 October 2017: Outing (by train) to Apsley House and the Wellington Arch

Thursday 9 November 2017: Evening talk ‘A Very Special Stained Glass Window’ by Mike Payne

Saturday 11 November 2017: Country walk

Friday 24 November 2017: Outing to the Longleat Festival of Light

Tuesday 12 December 2017: Christmas lunch at Chartridge Lodge

Thursday 14 December 2017: Evening talk ‘Two Very Special Spies’ by Hugh Granger

Saturday 16 December 2017: Country walk

Thursday 11 January 2018: Evening talk ‘Beds from Caveman to Continental Quilt’ by Gyll King

Saturday 13 January 2018: Country walk

Wednesday 31 January 2018: Afternoon entertainment by the Orpheus Male Voice Choir

Monday 5 February 2018: Outing to Halton House (RAF Halton)

Thursday 8 February 2018: Evening talk ‘King Zog of Albania’ by Neil Rees

Saturday 10 February 2018: Country walk

Tuesday 20 February 2018: Outing to Harrow School and Bentley Priory

Thursday 8 March 2018: Evening talk ‘Chelsea Pensioners’ by Michael Allen

Saturday 10 March 2018: Country walk

Wednesday 14 March 2018: Outing to the British Motor Museum, Gaydon

Thursday 12 April 2018: Evening talk - tba

Saturday 14 April 2018: Country walk

Wednesday 18 April 2018: Outing to Leicester Cathedral and the Richard III Visitor Centre

Wednesday 2 May 2018: Outing (by train) Two Guided London walks

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