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 May, 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 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 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

Saturday 13 May 2017: country walk

Monday 15 May 2017: outing (by train) – Society of Antiquaries’ Building and walking tour of St James’s

Thursday 25 May 2017: outing to Audley End House and Gardens

Sunday 4 June 2017: ‘Last Night of the Proms’ concert with the RPO at the Wycombe Swan

Thursday 8 June 2017: afternoon tea at Chartridge Lodge

Saturday 10 June 2017: country walk

Wednesday 21 June 2017: outing to the National Stud and Anglesey Abbey

Tuesday 4 July 2017: outing to Beth Chatto Gardens and walking tour of Colchester

Saturday 15 July 2017: country walk

Thursday 20 July 2017: outing to the Geffrye Museum and Highgate Cemetery

Thursday 10 August 2017: outing with City and Village Tours to Downton Abbey country

Saturday 12 August 2017: country walk

Thursday 24 August 2017: outing to Baddesley Clinton

Thursday 7 September 2017: outing to Rodmarton Manor, Cirencester

Thursday 14 September 2017: evening talk ‘Amersham Martyrs’ by Colin Oakes

Saturday 16 September 2017: country walk

Tuesday 26 September 2017: outing to Leeds Castle, Maidstone

Thursday 5 October 2017: outing to Bletchley Park and the National Computer Museum

Thursday 12 October 2017: AGM and evening talk ‘Amy Johnson and Leslie Howard’ by Tony Eaton

Saturday 14 October 2017: country walk

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