The photographic collection includes glass plate negatives, negatives and photographic prints. It covers a wide range of views and subjects relating to the Wycombe district, including a strong collection of images of the furniture industry and trade. The photographic collection mainly dates to the 20th century with some 19th and 21st century examples.

Wycombe’s historical photographs are available to view on line and can also be purchased. Prints can be ordered from Wycombe Museum or the Wycombe Library.

To browse through photographs of Wycombe’s history yourself, try SWOP – Sharing Wycombe’s Photographs Online. SWOP is a fantastic resource of tens of thousands of images owned by us here at the Museum, alongside those from High Wycombe Library, The Bucks Free Press, and the High Wycombe Society.