Wycombe Museum

Wycombe Museum
Priory Avenue
High Wycombe
Buckinghamshire
HP13 6PX
England

Website

www.wycombe.gov.uk/museum

E-mail

museum@wycombe.gov.uk

Telephone

Front Desk & General Information

01494 421895

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Friendly local museum set in an 18th century house with attractive grounds. Displays include interactive exhibits and childrens activities. Events are held throughout the year for children, families and adults.

Venue Type:

Museum, Gallery, Historic house or home, Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

Mon-Sat 1000-1700
Sun 1400-1700

Closed: Bank Holidays

Admission charges

Entry to the museum is free
Charges do apply to some events

Collections include historic Windsor chairs from the Chilterns traditional furniture industry, local history objects from Wycombe District and an art collection including oils, watercolours and sculpture.

Collection details

Social History, Photography, Industry, Fine Art, Decorative and Applied Art, Costume and Textiles, Archives

Key artists and exhibits

  • Joshua Reynolds
  • Peter Lely
  • Alfred Oakley
  • Jack Goodchild
  • John Pitt
  • Lorna Cassidy
Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Mayor's Appeal: Town Tour and Tea with the Mayor

  • 21 September 2014

Mayoral regalia and weighing scales will be on display in the Mayor's Parlour.
Time: Tours start at 2pm, 3pm and 4pm
Venue: Start at Wycombe Museum, finishes at the Mayor's Parlour
Contact: Jenny Howe on 01494 421134 or jenny_howe@wycombe.gov.uk

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Cost: £12 - Adults, £5 - Children over 5, Free - children under 5. Book through the Mayor's Parlour (external website), by telephone: 01494 421134, or by email: jenny_howe@wycombe.gov.uk

Website

http://www.wycombe.gov.uk/council-services/leisure-and-culture/wycombe-museum/museum-events/21-Sept-2014-mayors-appeal-town-tour-and-tea-with-the-mayor.aspx

Celebrate Diwali

  • 26 September 2014

Time: 2 to 4:30pm
Venue: Wycombe Museum
Contact: Wycombe Museum on 01494 421895; email museum@wycombe.gov.uk

Make your own clay diva lamp, Diwali card and other crafts too for this special festival of light. Everyone welcome.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Cost: Free

Website

http://www.wycombe.gov.uk/council-services/leisure-and-culture/wycombe-museum/museum-events/26-Oct-2014-celebrate-diwali.aspx

photograph of   Cooks aboard the American Depot Ship MELVILLE holding a birthday cake for Admiral Sims.

Sugar and Spice

  • 27 September 2014 10:30am-2:30pm

Why is it a 'Victoria' Sponge? What biscuits were eaten in World War One?

Join us for coffee and a cake and find out about cakes and biscuits from the past.

Activities for all including biscuit decorating.

For more information contact Wycombe Museum on 01494 421895 or email museum@wycombe.gov.uk.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Admission

Free entry, but donations will be taken for cakes, refreshments and activities - all profits donated to Macmillan Cancer Research.

Website

http://www.wycombe.gov.uk/council-services/leisure-and-culture/wycombe-museum/museum-events/27-Sept-2014-sugar-and-spice.aspx

Crazy Creatures in Clay

  • 28 — 30 September 2014

Time: Sessions start at 10.30, 11.30am, 1.30, 2.30 & 3.30pm
Venue: Wycombe Museum
Contact: Wycombe Museum on 01494 421895; email museum@wycombe.gov.uk

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 14-15
  • 11-13

Admission

Cost: £2.50 per child, timed tickets on the day.

Website

http://www.wycombe.gov.uk/council-services/leisure-and-culture/wycombe-museum/museum-events/28-Oct-2014-crazy-creatures-in-clay.aspx

The Day the Crayons went Bananas! Big Draw 2014

  • 4 October 2014

From finger paints to fine drawing, come along and have a go!

Time: 1pm to 4pm
Venue: Wycombe Museum
Contact: Wycombe Museum on 01494 421895; email museum@wycombe.gov.uk

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Cost: Free, drop-in

Website

http://www.wycombe.gov.uk/council-services/leisure-and-culture/wycombe-museum/museum-events/4-Oct-2014-the-day-the-crayons-went-bananas.aspx

Bird

Make a Bird Feeder

  • 12 October 2014 2-4pm

Find out how you can help garden birds survive the winter. Make a bird feeder from a plastic bottle and create a tasty hanging apple treat for the lucky birds near your home.

Contact Wycombe Museum on 01494 421895 or email museum@wycombe.gov.uk for further information about this activity.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Cost: £2.50 per feeder

Tiny Talk Time: A Squash and a Squeeze

  • 24 October 2014

The morning sessions are repeated in the afternoon.

Time: 10.30 to 11.30am and 1.15 to 2.15pm
Venue: Wycombe Museum
Contact: Wycombe Museum on 01494 421895; email museum@wycombe.gov.uk

Suitable for

  • 0-4

Admission

Cost: £2 per child to be paid in advance with the booking. Special offer: Book for 4 sessions in advance and only pay for 3!

Website

http://www.wycombe.gov.uk/council-services/leisure-and-culture/wycombe-museum/museum-events/24Oct2014-tiny-talk-time-a-squash-and-a-squeeze.aspx

Mystery and Masks: Halloween Special

  • 31 October 2014

Time: Sessions start at 10.30, 11.30am, 1.30, 2.30 & 3.30pm
Venue: Wycombe Museum
Contact: Wycombe Museum on 01494 421895; email museum@wycombe.gov.uk

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 5-6
  • 14-15
  • 7-10
  • 0-4

Admission

Cost: £2.50 per child, timed tickets on the day.

Website

http://www.wycombe.gov.uk/council-services/leisure-and-culture/wycombe-museum/museum-events/31-Oct-2014-mystery-and-masks-halloween-special.aspx

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Tiny Talk Time

http://www.wycombe.gov.uk/sitePages.asp?step=4&contentID=187&categoryID=1482

A special time at Wycombe Museum for children aged 0-5 years. Enjoy stories, trails and craft activities inspired by the Museum collection and gardens. Come along on the 2nd and 4th Friday at 10.30-11.30.

How to obtain

Sessions are free but advance booking is necessary. Contact museum@wycombe.gov.uk or call 01494 421895 for more details or to book a place.

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