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Marlow Museum
Marlow Bridge and All Saints Church

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Marlow Museum

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Introduction - Opening Times - Displays - Gifts - Activities & Events - Objects in Focus - Della Chat - Survey Results - Lottery - Past Events



Marlow Museum - 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.



The museum opening times are:

Mar-Oct: Saturdays 1-5pm, Sundays 1-5pm, Wednesdays 2-5pm

Nov-Feb: Sundays 2-4pm


We will aim to open as many Bank Holidays (Mar-Oct) as we can 2-5pm.

and by special appointment for groups, schools, etc.


Admission is Free



Welcome to all from near and far ( we cannot guarantee to speak all these languages ).

The museum is an independent local amenity. It is a Registered Charity run entirely by Volunteers.


We look forward to seeing you at the Museum. We hope you have an interesting visit - please ask if you need advice on an object or assistance.


We also hope you enjoy our Objects in Focus section ( select here ).


The continuation of the museum is dependent on donations - if you are able to help, by making a donation now or remembering us in your will, there is more information here. Our very best wishes to all.




Up to and including Wednesday 24th July:


Twenty Remarkable Marlovians through the Ages.


our current display part way through its creation.




Our New Exhibition will be opened by 'Mary Shelley' on

Friday 26th July 2024 at 6pm

museum open 6pm to 9pm


From Noddy to Frankenstein -

Writers in Marlow


The opening is also part of

Buckinghamshire for Culture

Open Weekend


Special events at the museum on Sat 27th and Sun 28th July.





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.

- The Story of Marlow - £4.50

- Marlow Stories (for children) - £3.00

- 70 Years Ago: Marlow in the 1950s - £5.50


Available from the Museum, along with other interesting Marlow history publications.

- please see above for opening times


Activities and Events:



Midsomer Murders Trail - in and around MarlowThe 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.

.. download the trail (pdf 1.4Mb)



Activities for Children at Marlow Museum

some of our dressing up outfits.

(Thank you to the Knight's able assistant for the photo)

.. more information








20 Articles featuring some of our artefacts or stories, where we bring forward an object and tell you its provenance or an interesting story about it.


Our Objects in Focus can be viewed here


Some examples:

from Marlow Cottage Hospital

an 18th Century Model Kitchen


View our Objects in Focus



Marlow Museum is registered as a

Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO).

- more info here


mobiles: best viewed in landscape



Marlow Uncovered Podcast:

Della Fitzgerald chats with John Savage in episode 8 of his series of 'Marlow Uncovered' podcasts.

You can listen to it here...





Marlow Museum Community Survey Results:

Marlow Museum would like to thank the nearly 250 people from a wide cross-section of the community, from 16 to over 65, who completed the Museum’s recent Community Survey.  

An overview of the survey results can be viewed here...




The Museum and Buckinghamshire Lottery

 We get 50% of the value of tickets sold from our Buckinghamshire Lottery page (used to be Wycombe Lotto).

.. more information and to Buy Tickets


Some Past Events:


You can view information on some of our past displays and events here ...






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Find Us:


Marlow Museum location


Marlow Museum,
by entrance to Court Garden Leisure Centre,
Pound Lane, Marlow,
SL7 2AE.



Raise money for Marlow Museum when you shop online. .. read more



£ Grants / Funding


Thank you to these organisations



Become a Member of Marlow Museum. .. read more


Wycombe Lotto


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