History & Talks

Behind the Scenes: The Mayor’s Chamber

Tuesday 29 January | 6.30pm

This exclusive event for Friends of Wycombe Museum will take you behind the scenes into the mayor’s chambers. 

More information to follow soon!

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Tickets free to Friends – please reserve your space here!

Moats, Mottes and Castles: Status and Defense in Medieval Buckinghamshire

Tuesday 12 February | 7pm

No single memorable battle is recorded in Buckinghamshire and the county has only one surviving stone-built defence – Boarstall Tower. Nevertheless, the sites of several castles and a considerable number of lesser defensive works do survive. We may not have enough evidence to finally decide where Desborough ‘Castle’ and the large mound in Wycombe Museum’s garden fit in, but perhaps consideration of the overall county picture might help? 

Hear Mike Farley, former Bucks County Archaeologist, speak and make your own mind up! 

Doors at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. Free glass of wine on arrival.

Tickets £7 or £4 for Friends

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Tasting History of Gin 2: The Gin Craze

Friday 29 March | 7.30 – 9.30pm

Following last year’s hugely successful gin event, we present to you our all-new Tasting History of Gin, show-casing historic vs contemporary styles of gin. Featuring fresh, light and juniper-scented gin history, six different gins for your delectation and enjoyment and specially selected snacks to complement the gins. Drinking ‘mother’s ruin’ with your mum at this event would make the perfect Mother’s Day Gift.

Sponsored by Griffiths Brothers

Tickets £28

Strictly 18+
Please leave your car at home.

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Memory Lane

11 – 11.45

These reminiscence sessions are an opportunity to meet socially and share stories of the past. These drop-in sessions are free and last about 45 minutes. Each session will be based around a different theme. All are welcome.

Tuesday 6 November – Make Do and Mend
Tuesday 4 December – Christmas Past
Tuesday 15 January – Keeping Warm
Tuesday 5 February – Famous Faces
Tuesday 5 March – Moving About
Tuesday 2 April – Sunday Best
Tuesday 7 May – Fetes and Festivities


Walking Wycombe with Willie: Town Walks

Saturday 16 March; Saturday 6 April; Saturday 18 May | 10am – 12.45pm

Join Willie for a 2.5 mile, 2.5 hour, walking history tour around the centre of the town, departing and returning to Wycombe Museum. The walk is mainly along roads with one short, steep climb. The Museum will be open at 10am for a 10.15am departure, so pick up your drinks to take away before you go! The walks are free but any donations will go to our partner organisation www.streetkidsdirect.org.uk 

No need to book – just turn up!


Walking Wycombe with Willie: Short Town Walks

Monday 8 April; Monday 20 May | 10 – 11am

Join Willie far a new, shorter one mile walk round the centre of the town which is suitable for motorised buggies and is completely flat. It will start at Pann Mill on The Rye at 10.00 and thread its way through the town to finish at Frogmoor at 11.00. The walk is free but any donations will go to our partner organisation www.streetkidsdirect.org.uk 

No need to book – just turn up! 

Please note that this walk does not start from the Museum.


Walking Wycombe with Willie: Rail, River & Riots Walk

Monday 6 May | 10am – 12.30pm

Join Willie for a new 2.5 hour walk starting from the car park at Wycombe Rye Lido at 10.00 which follows a rectangular route to Loudwater and back. The walk is free but any donations will go to our partner organisation www.streetkidsdirect.org.uk.

No need to book – just turn up! 

Please note this walk does not start from the Museum.


Archaeological Finds Surgery

Wednesday 7 November; Wednesday 6 February | 11am – 3pm

Bring along your archaeological finds to be identified and recorded by Arwen James, the Bucks and Milton Keynes Finds Liaison Officer. Your find could add to our knowledge of the past on the Portable Antiquities Website.

For more info email ajames@buckscountymuseum.org or call 01296 624519.