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Mar-Oct: Saturdays 1-5pm, Sundays 1-5pm, Wednesdays 2-5pm.
We can also open by special appointment for groups, schools, etc.
Nov-Feb: Sundays 2-4pm
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.
Young Outdoor Photographer of the Year Competition: Theme: Out and About in Marlow. Entry Forms from the Museum and Schools ( and shortly here ). Last date for entries 10th June 2018.
Some Current Displays:
The current feature display at Marlow Museum is Hidden Bisham.This display is running from Sat 10th March to the end of August 2018.
Bisham is a riverside village with a rich and interesting history. Listed in the 1086 Doomsday book, home of The Knights Templars, Tudor Royalty, The Hobys, The Vansittart-Neales ..., and another major change in 1965 ...
There is an accompanying booklet available for purchase at the museum.
Booklets of previous exhibitions such as - 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.
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.
There's more information on their ' My Donate ' page .
Activities and Events:
We've launched our page on Wycombe Lotto
We get 50% of the value of tickets sold from our Wycombe Lotto page.
Marlow Museum's Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition 2017 - the winners have been announced.
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.
The 2017 Annual General Meeting of Members and Supporters of Marlow Museum was held on Friday 7th July 2017 at 7.30pm in the Garden Room, Liston Hall.
Immediately after the brief AGM, attendees were invited to a special fundraising event:
A Cheese and Wine Party during which Mr Dave Part entertained us with 'The Meanderings of a London Driver - Guide' ( Suggested donation £5 per person ). RSVP (for catering).
Sat 24th June 2017 - Ice Cream was made, the Victorian way, at the museum. Free demonstrations 1pm - 5pm.
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