Adopt an Object

Help the museum care for its unique collection…

Following Wycombe Museum becoming a registered charity, the Museum team have been working hard to create a museum with a bright and sustainable future. We are urging our Friends, supporters, and local community to support Wycombe Museum through our Adopt an Object scheme to help us to continue to enhance and complete our work; promoting to all a love to heritage, culture, and the arts for years to come.

How it works

You can adopt object on an individual or corporate basis, for yourself or as a gift for someone else. Simply browse through our catalogue below (or download a PDF here) and choose from over 50 of the best-loved artefacts from our collection. If you’d like to adopt something we’ve not listed in our catalogue, just ask! Send us an email at and we’ll review your request. 

Once you’ve chosen your object, complete your application here

We will aim to post your Adoption Pack to you within two weeks of receiving your application. 

You will then receive all of the benefits that your adoption entails! You will get…

  • a coloured photographic print of your object
  • a certificate with an optional personal message
  • your name/your business’ name and logo on your object’s label
  • inclusion on the Friends and Supporters Acknowledgement board in the Museum foyer and on our website (unless you prefer to remain anonymous)
  • and all the benefits of a Friends membership.


Annual Adoption Fees

Individual Adoption: £75
Corporate Adoption: £150

We can also create bespoke corporate packages to suit different budgets.

Individual adoptions will cover one adult’s name on the adoption certificate and label. Joint adoptions will cover two adult’s names. We may also be able to include children’s names subject to space.
Adoption fees are inclusive of the cost of a Museum Friend’s Membership, worth £20/£30 for single/joint membership respectively.
If you are already a Friend, you will only have to pay the difference between your Friends fee and your Adoption fee. You can access Friends price points with your Friends password when paying for your adoption.

Requests to adopt objects not already in the catalogue will be reviewed on a case by case basis.

Existing adopters will be invited to renew their adoption at the end of each adoption period. If they do not respond within 3 months, the object will become available for someone else to adopt.

The Museum may alter the Adoption Catalogue at any time. (If objects are removed from the catalogue, existing adopters may still be able to renew their adoption should they wish, depending on the reason for removal.)

Adopting an object will not give you any rights over the object or any images of it.

The Museum may remove items from display temporarily or permanently for essential operational, health and safety or conservation reasons. In the case of temporary removal, adopters may not be notified.

Please check with the Museum if you are travelling to see your object.