Wycombe Museum’s images are available to be purchased and licensed for reproduction in print and media.

Browsing Our Images

You can browse through the Museum’s images within our Collections pages, or by visiting SWOP, Sharing Wycombe’s Old Photographs. SWOP is a fantastic resource of tens of thousands of images, many owned by us here at the Museum, alongside those from High Wycombe Library, The Bucks Free Press, the High Wycombe Society and private individuals. You can use SWOP’s search features to sort through over 33,000 photographs of the history of High Wycombe and the surrounding area.

SWOP images owned by Wycombe Museum will have a reference number beginning ‘MHW’. You can sort SWOP to show only Wycombe Museum’s images using the ‘Collections’ filter in the Advanced Search tab.

The Museum’s oil paintings can be browsed on the ArtUK website, together with all oil paintings in public ownership in the UK. See Wycombe Museum’s oil paintings here.

Not all of the Museum’s image collection is digitised for the public to browse. If you can’t find what you are looking for on our site, SWOP, or ArtUK, please submit a request with a description what you are looking for and we will be able to search our collections database. The majority of our images not searchable by the public are photographs of furniture, usually photographs produced by local firms for publicity purposes.

Submit a Licensing Request

If you would like to use our images, please complete the form below. The Museum will then be in touch with more information and pricing.

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For ALL publications, acknowledgements must always be made to ‘Wycombe Museum’. This wording must always be included. 

If your request for an image is at short notice, we may impose an additional charge to enable us to meet your deadline.

If you request an image that has not previously been photographed (and/or not photographed to sufficiently high standard for intended use) there may be an additional charge to cover the extra photography costs. 

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