Ash Museum reopened to the public

Museum Chapple

Open every 3rd Sunday

Like many places to visit, Ash Museum was forced to close its doors due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. However, the Museum has reopened and is now accepting visitors. The Volunteer run museum is open on the 3rd Sunday of every month between 2pm and 4:30 PM and is fully accessible to wheelchair users.

The Cemetery Chappel

Discover the history of the area from pre history to the modern day, in peacetime and in war. Find out about life in the community through historical objects, pictures, stories, oral history and film. Spotter sheets are available to help children have fun and enjoy their visit. Ash Museum is small and friendly, which is housed in a grade II listed former Chappel with some beautiful stained-glass windows. The local history of Ash, Ash Vale, Ash Green and Tongham is revealed in varied displays of historic objects, pictures, films, maps and stories.

Schools and groups

Visits can be arranged at convenient times to suit schools and community groups. These are free and donations are gratefully received. To book, please email

Ash Common School


Ash Museum is run entirely by volunteers, and is supported by the Ash and District Local History Museum Society. Members receive our newsletters and can vote at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) Membership is £5 per year. To join, please download a membership form,

Research and Archive

Documents, maps and photographs are available for research in the History Room, which is located behind the Ash Victoria Hall. Visitors are welcome by appointment made by emailing


Local historian Sally Jenkinson has released a new book entitled “Bygone Ash and Ash Vale“. The book includes many of the best pictures collected by Ash Museum over its first 20 years. Including, Farms and Market Gardens, The Railways, The Common, the Army and the Ranges, Shops and Businesses, Public Houses, Churches and Chapels, Schools & Events and Organisations.

Copies may be purchased directly via the Ash Centre reception desk, and on the museum website.

New book "Bygone Ash & Ash Vale" on sale now


Ash Museum is located within Ash Cemetery and is accessed via Ash Church Road, Next to St Peter’s Church and Opposite the Catholic Church of The Holy Angels.


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