A Potted History of Halloween

A Potted History of Halloween

As we count down to the 31st October many of us are looking forward to an evening of Halloween fun. Some of us see this as an American commercial venture that we have adopted, but the history of Halloween is a lot more complicated, and a lot closer to home! If...
What was medieval combat like?

What was medieval combat like?

Ahead of hosting the Medieval Combat Society at our Medieval Combat Day on Sunday 17th October, we thought we’d take a look at exactly what medieval combat looked like. There were many wars throughout Europe in the medieval period, but probably the most famous...
Black History Month 2021 at Wycombe Museum

Black History Month 2021 at Wycombe Museum

Wycombe Museum celebrates Black History Month 2021 with a selection of events. With support from The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government and Near Neighbours. Book readings & talks from author K.N. Chimbiri Saturday 23rd October, Wycombe Museum...
October Half Term Holiday Activities at the Museum

October Half Term Holiday Activities at the Museum

We’ve got loads planned for you and your family during the October Half Term Holiday. Whether you’re after forest school fun or creative crafts take a look at what we’ve got on below. Current Month Event Type AllCraftFamily Fun DaysForest...
G-Plan Furniture – A Potted History

G-Plan Furniture – A Potted History

How it all began G-Plan was developed in the 1950’s by E. Gomme Ltd., a long-established furniture company in High Wycombe. It’s arguably the most successful mass-produced furniture of the post-war period in this country. The company which became E. Gomme Ltd. was...
Featured Object: The Straw Splitter

Featured Object: The Straw Splitter

Straw splitters were used by women workers in the cottage industry of straw plaiting during the Tudor and Stuart times. The plaited straws would be sold to Luton, where they would be turned into straw hats. The invention of the straw splitter meant that local women...
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