History & Talks

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Walking Wycombe with Willie: Town Walks

Saturday 18 May | 10am – 12.45pm


The distance covers 2.5 miles in about 2.5 hours with just one short, steep climb. Come and hear about the industry that made Wycombe famous throughout the world and learn about Wycombe’s serial criminal. Find out about one of only 2 British prime ministers who have also been army generals: the other was the Duke of Wellington. Discover the world renowned institution that started life
in the town and why Wycombe Wanderers score in the Guinness Book of Records. And although Britain voted for Brexit, gaze upon what will still be Wycombe’s claim to European fame even after we leave the EU.’

No need to book – just turn up!

 

Walking Wycombe with Willie: Short Town Walks

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: Town Walks

Monday 3 June | 10am – 12.45pm


The distance covers 2.5 miles in about 2.5 hours with just one short, steep climb. Come and hear about the industry that made Wycombe famous throughout the world and learn about Wycombe’s serial criminal. Find out about one of only 2 British prime ministers who have also been army generals: the other was the Duke of Wellington. Discover the world renowned institution that started life
in the town and why Wycombe Wanderers score in the Guinness Book of Records. And although Britain voted for Brexit, gaze upon what will still be Wycombe’s claim to European fame even after we leave the EU.’

No need to book – just turn up!

 

Memory Lane

Tuesday 4 June
11 – 11.45am


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. This session’s theme is ‘Bringing Up Baby’. All are welcome.

 

 
Beers, Bevvies & Brewing

Friday 28 June l 7.30 – 9.30pm


Our ever-popular beer tasting with the usual side servings of cheese and biscuits, light and frothy beer history and beer-related folk songs from Mike Weston. As ever, the beers are locally brewed and this year our Curator’s talks will focus on the history of brewing and drinking beer in and around Wycombe District. Tickets to this event would make the perfect Father’s Day gift!

Over 18s only. Leave your car at home as alcohol will be served.
Let us know when booking and by Sunday 23 June at the latest if you have any dietary requirements.

Sponsored by Chiltern, Rebellion and XT Breweries

Tickets £18
Friends £16.50*
Get 10% off on group bookings of 4+*

*Discounts are available when booking in person only

Book now

 
Memory Lane

Tuesday 2 July
11 – 11.45am


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. This session’s theme is ‘The Good Old Days’. All are welcome.

 

Walking Wycombe with Willie: Town Walks

Saturday 6 July | 10am – 12.45pm


The distance covers 2.5 miles in about 2.5 hours with just one short, steep climb. Come and hear about the industry that made Wycombe famous throughout the world and learn about Wycombe’s serial criminal. Find out about one of only 2 British prime ministers who have also been army generals: the other was the Duke of Wellington. Discover the world renowned institution that started life
in the town and why Wycombe Wanderers score in the Guinness Book of Records. And although Britain voted for Brexit, gaze upon what will still be Wycombe’s claim to European fame even after we leave the EU.’

No need to book – just turn up!

 

Memory Lane

Tuesday 6 August
11 – 11.45am


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. This session’s theme is ‘All Creatures Great and Small’. All are welcome.

 

Walking Wycombe with Willie: Town Walks

Saturday 17 August | 10am – 12.45pm


The distance covers 2.5 miles in about 2.5 hours with just one short, steep climb. Come and hear about the industry that made Wycombe famous throughout the world and learn about Wycombe’s serial criminal. Find out about one of only 2 British prime ministers who have also been army generals: the other was the Duke of Wellington. Discover the world renowned institution that started life
in the town and why Wycombe Wanderers score in the Guinness Book of Records. And although Britain voted for Brexit, gaze upon what will still be Wycombe’s claim to European fame even after we leave the EU.’

No need to book – just turn up!

 

Memory Lane

Tuesday 10 September
11 – 11.45am


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. This session’s theme is ‘Moving Pictures’. All are welcome.

 

A History of Wycombe in 7 Drinks
Saturday 14 September | 7.30 – 9.30pm
At ‘The Village Hall’, Hughenden Gardens Village, Hughenden Boulevard,  HP13 5GA


A merry experience of local history presented through seven drinks and seven of the Museum’s artefacts. A real taste of history, including Prehistoric-style beer, wine from a Classical Roman grape, Medieval-style mead and an ‘Old Tom’ Victorian style gin through to a modern day English white wine. With nibbles and light local history on the side.

Please let us know when booking and by 7 September at the latest if you have special dietary requirements.

This is an off-site event, run in partnership with Extracare.
Please leave your car at home as alcohol will be served.

Book | Standard tickets £22 or Friends tickets £20*

*Friends’ tickets are only available in person or over the phone

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Talk: A History of Castle Hill House
Tuesday 24 September | 7pm

Discover the history of the home of Wycombe Museum in this repeat of our popular talk. Follow the historic progression of the site, the architecture of the house, and the lives of the people who lived at Castle Hill House before it
became the home of Wycombe’s history. Talk starts at 7.15pm.

Book l £7 or 5 for Friends

Tickets coming soon

 

Memory Lane

Tuesday 8 October
11 – 11.45am


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. This session’s theme is ‘Potions, Lotions, and Cure-Alls’. All are welcome.

 

Walking Wycombe with Willie: Town Walks

Saturday 12 October | 10am – 12.45pm


The distance covers 2.5 miles in about 2.5 hours with just one short, steep climb. Come and hear about the industry that made Wycombe famous throughout the world and learn about Wycombe’s serial criminal. Find out about one of only 2 British prime ministers who have also been army generals: the other was the Duke of Wellington. Discover the world renowned institution that started life
in the town and why Wycombe Wanderers score in the Guinness Book of Records. And although Britain voted for Brexit, gaze upon what will still be Wycombe’s claim to European fame even after we leave the EU.’

No need to book – just turn up!

 

Walking Wycombe with Willie: Short Town Walks

Saturday 13 October | 2 – 3pm


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.

 

Talk: Art and Design in the Chilterns
Sunday 20 October | 2pm


The Chilterns has played host to many artists and craftsmen. Hear Decorative Arts Historian Graham Twemlow talk on some of the 20th century artists who either made the Chilterns their home or found inspiration here. Works by artists such as, Paul & John Nash, John Piper, Eric Gill, Clare Leighton, E. McKnight Kauffer and the textile designer Marion Dorn will be discussed, and their contribution to the applied arts in its many forms. Talk will start at 2.15pm.

Book l £7 or £5 for Friends

Tickets coming soon

 

Memory Lane

Tuesday 5 November
11 – 11.45am


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. This session’s theme is ‘Moving About’. All are welcome.

 

 

Tastes of Christmas: Festive Fizz

Friday 29 November | 7.30pm – 9.30pm


Are you a prosecco lover, or do you always insist on champagne? What about English sparkling and have you ever tasted the original French fizz? This is an opportunity to taste 6 different sparkling wines and discover your true fizzy favourite. With lightly sparkling festive history from our Curator, tastings led by Keith and nibbles – the ideal way to get one Christmas essential planned early!
Let us know by Sunday 24 November if you have any dietary requirements.

Over 18s only. Leave your car at home as alcohol will be served.

Standard tickets £27
Friends tickets £25.50*
10% discount on any group of 4 or more tickets booked at the same time*

Book now

*These ticket offers are available on tickets booked in person or by phone only

 

Memory Lane

Tuesday 3 December
11 – 11.45am


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. This session’s theme is ‘Keeping in Touch’. All are welcome.