A History of Wycombe in 10 Objects

Walk through a history of Wycombe with our permanent exhibition. Our galleries tell the story of Wycombe District through 10 key objects from a Prehistoric hand axe to a Modern Wycombe Wanderers rosette. Each of the 10 key objects tells us about a part of Wycombe’s history, but there are more than 10 things to see! From thousands of objects in the Museum’s collection, we have chosen a selection that connects to and supports these key objects. Many of the connections are between objects from different points in history and some of the relationships might be unexpected or surprising! Objects can tell us about the past, but we are also free to make our own meanings from the Museum displays. The objects have been selected to include objects that are surprising, important, beautiful, quirky, wonderful, and the everyday. Come and see our History of Wycombe in 10 Objects, and the many stories they all tell.

Food: Beer, Bacon Badgers and Bhajis

Local foods through history and today

From 24 June

This exhibition celebrates everything edible and delicious in Wycombe District from Prehistory to the present day. Find out which foods are grown and produced in the area, how table manners have changed throughout history, and all about local specialities such as Bucks bacon badgers and lardy cakes. Lots of hands-on activities for all!

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Dosti Ladies 10-Year Anniversary Celebration

18 July – 29 October

Dosti inspires, educates, motivates and empowers women of all beliefs and faiths from all communities to come together and help shape their future, making the world a better place for generations to come. Come and see an exhibition celebrating the last 10 years! Join us on Tuesday 18 July for the exhibition opening and a celebratory birthday bash from 12 – 4pm.

The Indian Army in the First World War: Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Perspectives

6 – 30 November

Discover more about the role of the Indian Army in the First World War through an Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire lens.During 1914-18, men of the 1st Battalion Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry fought as part of the Indian Army in Mesopotamia (Iraq). British and Indian soldiers fought and died side by side and are commemorated in places well known to us in recent times – including Basra, Kut and Baghdad. This mini-exhibition tells about the significant contribution made by India during the Great War: over one million Sepoys volunteered and 74,000 were killed. This is their story, a history that we all share.

This exhibition has been produced by the Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum (SOFO) and the History Faculty at Oxford University, in partnership with volunteers from local community organisations: Oxford University’s Sikh Society, the Oxford Hindu Temple Community Project and the Oxford Muslim Community Initiative. It is kindly funded by the Arts Humanities Research Council (AHRC) through Birmingham University’s WWI Engagement Centre, ‘Voices of War and Peace’.

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The Art of Dying

Opening 6 November

An exhibition of art and history about Wycombe Cemetery featuring works by Cally Trench, Alex Dewart and Sally Scagell.

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