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Pitstone & Ivinghoe Museum Society (PIMS)

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The Pitstone & Invinghoe Museum Society, registered charity No. 273931, is the body responsible for managing and operating The Heritage Park - Pitstone Green Museum.

AGM 2023

For those society members that were unable to attend this years AGM, the draft minutes of the meeting can be viewed here.

Next Meeting / Talk

Join our team of valued volunteers

The Society is always looking for volunteers to join our dedicated team who work at the museum on a regular basis.

We are always looking for help in the following areas: -

General maintenance, cleaning, painting, building, carpentry, display creation, visitor guides, information technology, landscape / gardening, museum storage and documentation, catering and reception. This list is not in any order or necessarily complete, we may have opportunities for everyone.

If you would like to become involved and create new skills or update old ones. Make new friends have fun in a great atmosphere then please contact the Museum Manager: - manager@pitstonemuseum.co.uk Please note that to volunteer you do not need to be a member of the Society.


Membership of the Society is available at £12.00 for single members and £18.00 for joint membership.

Society members also receive the following benefits: -

If you are interested please contact the membership secretary at: - membership@pitstonemuseum.co.uk

Monthly Meetings / Talks

The Pitstone & Ivinghoe Museum Society holds meetings and talks, usually every month. The talks take place in the Meeting / Exhibition Room. The cost is £2 for members and £3 for non-members. Light refreshments are provided at the end of the event.

Talks for 2023

Please note the change in the start time for autumn talks (evenings to afternoons)

2.30pm Thursday 26th January 2023
Colin Oaks
The Museums of London

2.30pm Thursday 23rd February 2023
Richard Tregoning
Nica Rothschild - Jazz Baroness

2.30pm Thursday 23rd March 2023
Paul Miller [National Trust Manager]
The Ashridge Estate

2.30pm Thursday 27th April 2023
Lucy Smith
Heath Robinson Museum and History of West House, Pinner.

8 pm 25th May 2023
Neil Rees, Bucks County - Pennsylvania
Neil expands on his exploration of where people from Buckingham, Chalfont and Stewkly followed William Penn in 1682 to found their New World along the Delaware River.

8 pm 22nd June 2023
Wendy Austin, The Railway comes to Tring.
The London to Birmingham railway arrived at Pitstone in the 1840s. The station for Tring was planned to be at Pitstone Green at the north end of the Chilterns cutting.

6.45 pm Thursday 27th July 2023
Antiques evening with Stephen Hearn.
Stephen returns to discuss and value treasures we show him. Cheese and wine. Please return booking form for this event.

8 pm Thursday 24th August 2023
Knitting in Africa
Chris Hillier talks about his experience of representing the Workaid charity when he went to Uganda to see how equipment refurbished in Chesham was being used to enable people to support themselves.

2.30 pm Thursday 28th September 2023
The making of the Tring Zoological Museum
Tim Anderson a leading local authority on the Rothschilds takes us through the development from the obsession of a young Walter to the present day world class collection.

3 pm Thursday 19th October 2023
Annual General Meeting

2.30 pm Thursday 26th October 2023
Great Barns.
Ken Bonham's talk previously arranged was postponed by covid. He visited our big barn on an Open Day and is keen to share his enthusiasm and show us his static display of barns. Slideshow Picture PDF Website: www.greatbarns.org.uk

2.30 pm Thursday 23rd November 2023
My life in H. M. Customs
Geoff Travis, PIMS Member, relates stories of his experiences and incidents from the dock to the airports from his 38 years as an Officer in H. M. Customs & Excise. Geoff will be donating all his fees to the Filey branch of the RNLI.

2.30 pm Thursday 21st December 2023
Franks's Film Show
Come and join us at the farm for a couple of hours of pure nostalgia  from the days before political correctness, risk assessments and social media, took over our lives.
Frank could be considered to be one of our great British eccentrics and a chance to watch one of his film evenings shouldn’t be missed.