Discover Bucks Galleries Before and After

Opening 2 April 2022
Check out the progress of our exciting transformation project!

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Discover Bucks Galleries

Discover 200 million years of Bucks history today.

We are in the process of creating 5 brand new galleries to tell the story of people and landscapes in Bucks from 200 million years to today. This is a huge transformation project, turning our central galleries which were over 25 years old into a space for all to enjoy and discover so much more about Buckinghamshire and beyond. We can’t do it without your help, if you are able to, please support us by donating today.


Explore all the new Discover Bucks Galleries

Five brand new galleries packed full of objects and activities will delight and amaze visitors of all ages. Your journey of discovery starts 200 million years ago in Discover Bucks Geology, where fossils reveal the prehistoric creatures that swam in Jurassic seas and giant Woolly mammoths that lived here during the Ice Age.

In Discover Bucks Archaeology meet the earliest people to arrive in Bucks, discover a spectacular 3000-year-old Bronze Age sword and the largest hoard of Anglo-Saxon coins ever found.

Discover Bucks People features a spectacular costume case displaying a Sikh wedding dress, an extraordinary piano and fascinating objects tell stories about people from different communities.

In Discover Bucks Art enjoy the unique visual story of Bucks through artists past and present, including portraits, landscapes and the magnificent Stowe statues of Saxon gods.

Discover Bucks Wildlife is due to open later this year but already features an intriguing Black Poplar Tree waiting to be explored.



Check out our progress from start to finish:

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Saturday 23 September 2023, 10am – 3pm
2pm on Thursday 7 September 2023
Saturday 9 September 2023, 10am – 1pm

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