A History of Wycombe in 10 Objects

Walk through a history of Wycombe with our permanent exhibition. Our galleries tell the story of Wycombe District through 10 key objects from a Prehistoric hand axe to a Modern Wycombe Wanderers rosette. Each of the 10 key objects tells us about a part of Wycombe’s history, but there are more than 10 things to see! From thousands of objects in the Museum’s collection, we have chosen a selection that connects to and supports these key objects. Many of the connections are between objects from different points in history and some of the relationships might be unexpected or surprising! Objects can tell us about the past, but we are also free to make our own meanings from the Museum displays. The objects have been selected to include objects that are surprising, important, beautiful, quirky, wonderful, and the everyday. Come and see our History of Wycombe in 10 Objects, and the many stories they all tell. .

One Thousand Years of the Jewish Heritage of South East England

3 – 30 June

This fascinating history is not widely known. It has been recently researched and this new and highly illustrated exhibition tells the story of the history, places and buildings of England’s oldest minority community throughout the South East. Wycombe District is rich in Jewish connections from the Middle Ages to World War 2.
A project by Oxford Chabad Society and JTrails, the official National Jewish Heritage Trail of the UK and part of the European Route of Jewish Heritage.

Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
This exhibition is in our Small Learning Room which is sometimes booked by groups or for meetings. Please phone in advance to find out if we have a room booking before making a special journey to see it.


Beer, Bacon Badgers and Bhajis

Local foods through history and today

This exhibition celebrates everything edible and delicious in Wycombe District from Prehistory to the present day. Find out which foods are grown and produced in the area, how table manners have changed throughout history, and all about local specialities such as Bucks bacon badgers and lardy cakes. Lots of hands-on activities for all!

Food exhibition