Ways to Support Wycombe Museum
Tuesday 21st July Update
Pop Up Exhibition in Eden Centre
If you have been in the town centre recently, you may have seen that Wycombe Museum has been working in a shop unit the Eden Centre, setting up a pop-up exhibition to keep giving our community access to the museum’s collection while we can’t yet open our own building. This has been funded by Heart of Bucks – thank you!
We will soon be announcing an opening date, so keep an eye out for that. In the mean time, we are looking for volunteers to support the exhibition as Visitor Services Assistants. If you are interested, please go to here.
As for the Museum itself, we currently have our gardens and cafe open to the public on Thursday, Fridays and Sundays. Book a free ticket to enter here.
Friday 10th July Update
Grounds and Cafe reopening
Wycombe Museum will be partially reopening our site from Thursday 16th July.
The Museum grounds will be open 11am – 4.30pm on Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays.
Although we are currently unable to open the Museum building safely, we are excited to welcome visitors back onto our grounds. Our café will be serving refreshments between 11.30am and 4pm to consume in our grounds or take away.
Entry to our site is free as usual, but we ask that you book a morning or afternoon slot for your visit so that we can monitor and limit capacity, ensuring we can keep our visitors safe. Some slots will be available for walk-up drop-ins. To comply with current guidance we will be collecting contact details of all visitors.
When booking your tickets, you will also be able to pre-order a selection of food from our café. These refreshments, plus others, will be available to purchase on site too.
Friday 26th June Update
Starting to Re-open
Our staff have been away from the Museum since we closed our doors in March, but we’re excited to slowly start welcoming visitors back onto our site.
Our first step will be to reopen our grounds, and our cafe for take-away services. There’s a little bit of work to be done to straighten everything out and make it safe for you – nature has definitely taken over in our garden – but we’re expecting to be able to open our gates in mid-July.
We’ll be sharing an exact date soon.
The Museum itself will remain closed for a little while longer, but we have some exciting projects that we’ll be able to share with you soon to bring the history of Wycombe out into the community again. Keep an eye out in the coming weeks for updates!
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Tuesday 17th March – Afternoon Update
Wycombe Museum Closure
Due to the updates advice from the government, and as a community organisation, we have a social responsibility to close our doors until after Easter, subject to further public advice. This will include the museum building, our café, grounds, and all upcoming events. You can find more information about events and tickets at the bottom of this update.
We are a small independent charity. We, like other small independent charities are in a challenging financial situation already. Many of our staff only get paid when they work. We rely heavily on our income generating events and services to keep cash flowing, our doors open, and our collection safe. This loss of income over Easter – a normally busy time for visitor attractions – puts us in a difficult situation.
We ask that if you are able you consider making a donation or becoming a Friend of the Museum to support us during this time.
This being said, we also want to be doing our bit in supporting our community and being a place for positivity in the coming weeks. Wycombe is a wonderful place, and we are the keeper of a lot of wonderful stories. We want to be sharing them with you here across our social media, and would like to encourage you to do the same.
We hope that you and your loved ones stay safe and healthy and look out for each other in this time.
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We are currently planning to postpone what we can of our events and reschedule them to later in the year. We are also looking into whether or not we can run any of our sessions virtually. We’re in the process of contacting event organisers and trying to get some new dates planned, which we will then be communicating with those booked onto any of our events.
We will be contacting those booked onto our earliest events first, so please bear with us as we work our way through our programme.
All tickets will remain valid, and will be automatically transferred onto new dates. If you are happy to keep your tickets and attend the event at the rescheduled date, you need not do anything. If this is not the case, we will be offering the following options to ticket holders:
- If you are able, consider letting us know that you will not be able to make the event and donating ticket fee to the museum
- Request your refund as an event voucher to put towards attending a future event at the museum
- Request a monetary refund
If you have any questions please direct them to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will handle them as quickly as we are able to.
Tuesday 17th March – Morning Update
Due to the incoming advice from the government, and as a community organisation, we feel we have a social responsibility to close our doors until after Easter, subject to further public advice. This will include the museum building, our café, grounds, and all upcoming events.
We will be posting more information soon. If you have booked for any of our events or services we will be in touch with you shortly with more detailed information about our plans.