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Activities and events

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Wycombe Museum has a packed calendar of hands-on activities, excitement and learning for all the family.

You can download a listing of our activities and events leaflet or scroll down the page to see what's on.

Wycombe Leisure Card (WLC) - where this appears, a 10% discount is available on production of a valid WLC at the time of booking.

Events diary

June

27 - Tiny Talk Time - Old MacDonald's farm
29 - Go Wild about Nature Club

July

2 - Beers, Bevvies and Brewing
6 - Bucks in The Great War
11 - Tiny Talk Time - Funny Faces
12 - Hands-on Archaeology
26 & 27 - Basket Making Course - 2 days
29 & 31 - Flicker & Flash Robots!

August


5 & 7 - Bug Eyed Beasts Hand Puppets
7 - Crafty Bugs!
8 - Bugs, Birds and Bats
9 - Archaeological Finds Identification
11- Space Mission
12 & 14 - Funny Faces in Clay
19 & 21 - Mosaic Madness
26 & 28 - In a Flap
30 - The Great War Centenary Event

September

12 - Tiny Talk Time - We're Going on a Bear Hunt
26 - Tiny Talk Time - Elmer

 


Event details


June

Tiny Talk Time: Old MacDonald's Farm

The morning sessions are repeated in the afternoon

Date: 27 June
Time: 10.30 to 11.30am and 1.15 to 2.15pm
Cost: £2 per child to be paid in advance with the booking. Sorry no refunds.
Venue: Wycombe Museum
Suitable for: Under 5s

Please book as there are limited places.
A special time at Wycombe Museum for the under fives. Enjoy stories, trails and craft activities, inspired by the Museum collection and gardens. Not run during the school holidays. Children to be accompanied by an adult.

Go Wild about Nature Club

Date: 29 June
Time: 2.30 - 4pm
Cost: £4

Venue: Wycombe Museum
Suitable for: Age 6+

Join in the fun and go wild about nature with different activities each month including crafts, investigations and discoveries


July

Beers, Bevvies and Brewing

Date: 2 July
Time: 7.30 - 9.30pm
Cost: £9.50 WLC discount available
Venue: Wycombe Museum
Suitable for: 18+

Taste locally brewed beers from Rebellion, Malt and Chiltern breweries plus locally made English wines and cheeses. The evening will include a short talk on the history of brewing in Wycombe District by Museum Curator, Catherine Grigg, and tastings led by Keith Knight from Chiltern Brewery. Please leave your car at home. This is an adult only event.

Please book in advance as places are limited.

Bucks in the Great War - a talk by Ian Beckett

Date: 6 July
Time: 2.30 - 4pm
Cost: £4 WLC discount available
Venue: Wycombe Museum
Suitable for: over 16

Professor Ian Beckett, University of Kent and Bucks Military Museum Trust, will give a talk on the military in Bucks, the impact of war on society and the legacies.

Tiny Talk Time: Funny Faces

The morning sessions are repeated in the afternoon

Date: 11 July
Time: 10.30 to 11.30am and 1.15 to 2.15pm
Cost: £2 per child to be paid in advance with the booking. Sorry no refunds.
Venue: Wycombe Museum
Suitable for: Under 5s

Please book as there are limited places.
A special time at Wycombe Museum for the under fives. Enjoy stories, trails and craft activities, inspired by the Museum collection and gardens. Not run during the school holidays. Children to be accompanied by an adult.

Hands-on Archaeology

Date: 12 July
Time:1pm - 4pm
Cost: FREE
Venue: Wycombe Museum
Suitable for: All

Meet archaeologist Jill Eyers, as seen on BBC's Digging for Britain, and other local archaeologists and enthusiasts. Handle and identify local finds and find out about local digs. Get hands-on and help to carry out a resistivity test in the Museum grounds and other activities to celebrate the Festival of Archaeology.

Basket Making weekend course

Date: 26 & 27July
Time: 10 - 4.30 on Sat, 1 - 4pm on Sunday
Cost: £52. WLC discount available
Venue: Wycombe Museum
Suitable for: Adults (12 places only). Please book to avoid disappointment

Join Christine Brewster, contemporary basket maker, for this popular 2 day workshop and make your own traditional English willow basket that you can use in the years to come. No previous experience required. All materials included. Tea and coffee provided. Please bring your own lunch.

Summer Holiday Activities

Date: Tuesday & Thursday throughout August
Venue: Wycombe Museum

Sessions start at 10.30, 11.30, 1.30, 2.30 & 3.30pm
By timed ticket on the day (places are limited). Children to be accompanied by an adult

Cost: £2.50

Flicker and Flash Robots!
29 & 31 July

Explore electric circuits and make a flashing robot.


August

Summer Holiday Activities

Date: Tuesday & Thursday throughout August
Venue: Wycombe Museum

Sessions start at 10.30, 11.30, 1.30, 2.30 & 3.30pm
By timed ticket on the day (places are limited). children to be accompanied by an adult

Cost: £2.50

Bug Eyed Beast Hand Puppets
5 and 7 August

Create your own amazing hand puppet with moving mouth. Grrr!

Funny Faces in Clay
12 and 14 August

Get busy with clay and model some funny faces in clay.

Mosaic Madness
19 and 21 August

Design a fab coaster using glass mosaic tiles.

In a Flap!
26 and 28 August

Make a large, animated bird with flapping wings.

Crafty Bugs!

Date: 7 August
Time: 2:30 - 4pm
Cost: FREE
Venue: Micklefield Library, Micklefield Road, HP13 7HU
Suitable for: Ages 5-11

Join staff from Wycombe Museum to make your own colourful and fantastic 3D mega bug!


Bugs, Birds and Bats!

Date: 8 August
Time: 1 - 4pm
Cost: FREE
Venue: Wycombe Museum
Suitable for: All

Join our annual Big Summer Bug Hunt in the Museum Grounds. Meet members of RSPB for activities and information on birds and discover more about bats with North Bucks Bat Group. Free craft activities and lots of fun!

Archaeological Finds Identification

Date: 9 August
Time: 2 -4pm
Cost: FREE
Venue: Wycombe Museum
Suitable for: For All

Every year thousands of objects are found by members of the public. Ros Tyrell will identify your finds and record them on the Portable Antiquities website.

Space Mission

Date: 11 August
Time:
10 - 11am or 11:30am - 12:30pm
Cost: FREE
Venue: Wycombe Museum
Suitable for: For
age 7-11

Learn all about the universe and everything in it! Stretch your skills to infinity and beyond! Join Explore Learning for this fun workshop. Places are limited so book in advance on 01494 421895.

The Great War Centenary Event

Date: 30 August
Time: 11am - 4pm
Cost: FREE
Venue: Wycombe Museum
Suitable for: All

Join us for a special event in the Museum and Gardens to commemorate the start of WW1. Visit the 'recruitment stand' and learn some 'drill' with historical interpreters. Explore the grounds with a periscope. Meet members of the Western Front Association and view a display of personal artefacts and documents, including trench art. Discover more in the Museum's 'World War One Wycombe' exhibition and experience wartime songs and entertainment from The LuLaLas.


September

Tiny Talk Time: We're Going on a Bear Hunt

The morning sessions are repeated in the afternoon

Date: 12 September
Time: 10.30 to 11.30am and 1.15 to 2.15pm
Cost: £2 per child to be paid in advance with the booking. Sorry no refunds.
Venue: Wycombe Museum
Suitable for: Under 5s

Please book as there are limited places.
A special time at Wycombe Museum for the under fives. Enjoy stories, trails and craft activities, inspired by the Museum collection and gardens. Not run during the school holidays. Children to be accompanied by an adult.

Tiny Talk Time: Elmer

The morning sessions are repeated in the afternoon

Date: 26 September
Time: 10.30 to 11.30am and 1.15 to 2.15pm
Cost: £2 per child to be paid in advance with the booking. Sorry no refunds.
Venue: Wycombe Museum
Suitable for: Under 5s

Please book as there are limited places.
A special time at Wycombe Museum for the under fives. Enjoy stories, trails and craft activities, inspired by the Museum collection and gardens. Not run during the school holidays. Children to be accompanied by an adult.

Exhibitions

Free admission to all exhibitions

World War One 1914- 1918 Exhibition

From 5 April 2014 - April 2015

In this anniversary year, discover what The Great War meant for the men, women and children of Wycombe District. Find out where, how and why local men fought and how the War changed the lives of those at home. With plenty of hands-on learning for all ages.

Landing exhibitions

50 Years of Wycombe Arts Festival

Until Tuesday 3 June

Wycombe Arts Festival celebrates 50 years of it's inception

Surprises in Store

28 June to 10 September

A selection of some of the fascinating items from the museum's stores, selected by museum volunteers who have been working on documenting, photographing and conserving the museum's stored collections.

Exhibitions from you

We have a range of changing community exhibitions on our first floor. If you are interested in putting together an exhibition for this space please contact us.

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