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Mar-Oct: Saturdays 1-5pm, Sundays 1-5pm, Wednesdays 2-5pm.
( closed 27th, 28th Apr, 1st May to change the exhibition )
Nov-Feb: Sundays 2-4pm
We aim to open as many Bank Holidays (Mar-Oct) as we can 1-5pm.
We can also open by special appointment for groups, schools, etc.
An interesting and informative selection of displays and exhibits providing an insight to the history of this beautiful and historic town and the surrounding area. Admission is free. The Marlow Museum is handy to the town centre, Court Garden Leisure Centre, Higginson Park and the Pound Lane car park.
As well as the permanent displays, there are feature displays that are changed to something new every few months. Our past displays have included: General Higginson, 20 Women of Marlow, Borlase, Lace Making, Marlow Donkey, Natural History of the River, Little Marlow, Archaeology.
In school holidays there are often special activities for children, some of which continue throughout the summer.
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Potentially great news for 2019 - If there is enough public support, the Museum could move into the same building as the Marlow Library and Tourist Information Centre ( originally the Marlow Institute building ), sharing space and working with them, as part of a redevelopment plan for the Library's Institute Rd facility. This would bring local history to the centre of the community and make it much more available all week. Your support could help make this happen.
Looking for Gifts?
- or an interesting read for yourself.
Our booklets from recent exhibitions might make a good, easily-posted gift to a friend who used to live in Marlow. There’s quite a choice now.
- Rebels, Royals and Community Champions - Twenty women who left their mark on Marlow - £3.
- Travellers Tales, with Marlow connections - £4.50.
- Hidden Bisham - £4.
- A stroll Around Marlow - Then and Now - £4.
- From Tin Town to Des Res - The Story of Marlow Bottom - £4.50.
Available from the Museum Sundays 2-4pm.
Some Current Displays:
The feature display at Marlow Museum is Traveller's Tales with Marlow connections.
There are 4 'Travellers' in the exhibition - The Spotted Boy, Kate Marsden, Sir Robert Hart and King Zog
- and 22 travellers featured in the exhibition booklet, which is available for sale at the museum.
Booklets of previous exhibitions such as - Hidden Bisham - Marlow Then and Now - and - The Story of Marlow Bottom - are also usually available to purchase at the museum, along with some other Marlow history publications.
The last day for The Travellers Tales display is Wed 24th April. The museum will then be closed for the next week ( 27th, 28th April, 1st May ) to reopen on Sat 4th May with The Story of Marlow from its earliest beginnings to the present.
Take a look in the museum windows facing the cricket pitch - there are displays by a group of young people undertaking the National Citizens' Service Challenge including a stylised map showing key locations of Marlow.
The current display in the museum commemorates Private John 'Charlie' Hold, Midshipman David Dickson and Rifleman John Brookes.
The Marlow Remembers WW1 Association has been selected by the British Association of Local History for the 2019 Research and Publication Award - for the publication and display: From Beer to Bombs.
Activities and Events:
The Visit Buckinghamshire organisation have put together a 17 mile Visit Midsomer Marlow trail in and around Marlow, taking in a range of the picturesque settings used in the filming of the TV series Midsomer Murders.
Why not start your tour from the Marlow Museum where you can pick up the trail leaflet.
Thank you to all who took part.
Prizes were awarded to the winners on Regatta Sunday, 17th June 2018, in Higginson Park.
The Museum and Wycombe Lotto
We get 50% of the value of tickets sold from our Wycombe Lotto page.
The Annual General Meeting of Members and Supporters of Marlow Museum was held on Monday 25th June 2018 in the Garden Room, Liston Hall, Marlow at 7.30pm.
The AGM was followed at 8pm by a fundraising illustrated talk, open to all, The Transformation of Amersham Museum. .. more information
History highlights of the area of Marlow within walking distance of the museum. Accompanying this is a booklet available to purchase at the museum: 'A Stroll Round Marlow Then and Now', complete with the route to take in all the sites featured.
On Sunday 17th Sept 2017 Marlow Museum was bedecked with examples of Marlow Lace with up to 3 lady demonstrators working on their lace pillows with bobbins.
Expert Pamela Johnson, a regular Steward at the museum, was on hand to speak to the scores of visitors, many of whom went on to visit the museum itself. People came from far and wide and were reminded of the very fine craft the was carried out in South Bucks.
A film show on the subject was displayed in the museum and descriptive leaflets were available. Some examples of local lace are on display in the museum.
Marlow Ukelele Band entertains at Marlow Museum
The Marlow Ukulele Band were playing a wide range of favourite songs on Sat 5th August 2017 at 3pm and Sat 9th September at 3pm. This created a musical and lively atmosphere, much enjoyed by visitors to the museum.
The Story of Marlow Bottom – from Tin Town to Des Res. The exhibition compiled by valley residents and designed by the Marlow Museum tells the fascinating story over centuries of how the once open countryside and farmland became an important residential area with shops, church, school and businesses. Entry is Free and a booklet (revised and expanded second edition) covering the story with pictures is available to purchase. Greetings Cards featuring the Valley are also available.
Sat 24th June 2017 - Ice Cream was made, the Victorian way, at the museum. Free demonstrations 1pm - 5pm.
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