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

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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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.
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Basket Making Weekend Course

  • 26 July 2014 10am-4:30pm

Join Christine Brewster, contemporary basket maker, for this popular 2 day workshop and make your own traditional English willow basket that you can use in the years to come. No previous experience required. All materials included. Tea and coffee provided. Please bring your own lunch.

This course runs over two days 10:00 - 16:30 on Saturday 26th July and 13:00 - 16:00 on the next day.

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • 16-17

Admission

£52.00 per person.

Website

http://www.wycombe.gov.uk/council-services/leisure-and-culture/wycombe-museum/events.aspx#X-2014042912552118

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Bugs, Birds and Bats!

  • 8 August 2014 1-4pm

Join our annual Big Summer Bug Hunt in the Museum Grounds. Meet members of RSPB for activities and information on birds and discover more about bats with North Bucks Bat Group. Free craft activities and lots of fun!

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.wycombe.gov.uk/council-services/leisure-and-culture/wycombe-museum/events.aspx#X-2014042912552118

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Space Mission

  • 11 August 2014 10-11am, 11:30am-12:30pm

Learn all about the universe and everything in it! Stretch your skills to infinity and beyond! Join Explore Learning for this fun workshop. Places are limited so book in advance on 01494 421895.

Suitable for

  • 7-10

Website

http://www.wycombe.gov.uk/council-services/leisure-and-culture/wycombe-museum/events.aspx#X-2014062015172526

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The Great War Centenary Event

  • 30 August 2014 11am-4pm

Visit the 'recruitment stand' and learn some 'drill' with historical interpreters. Explore the grounds with a periscope. Meet members of the Western Front Association and view a display of personal artefacts and documents, including trench art. Discover more in the Museum's 'World War One Wycombe' exhibition and experience wartime songs and entertainment from The LuLaLas.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.wycombe.gov.uk/council-services/leisure-and-culture/wycombe-museum/events.aspx#X-2014042912552118

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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