The Museum’s wide range of photographs includes glass plate negatives, film negatives and photographic prints. They document a broad range of views and subjects relating to Wycombe district, including a strong collection of images of the furniture industry and trade. The bulk of our photographic collection is from the 20th century, with smaller selections showing earlier views from the 19th century, as well as modern 21st century examples.
Highlights from the Photographic Collection
Want to browse through Wycombe’s photographic history yourself?
Visit 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.
Take a note of the SWOP number – Wycombe Museum’s images all start with MHW.
Want to use one of our pictures?
Have you seen one of our pictures that you would like a copy of? Our images are available to be purchased or licensed for private and public reproductions in print and media.
Take a look at our Licensing Information page to find out more.