Discover Bucks Wildlife

Discover the story of Bucks people and landscapes from 200 Million years ago to today. When you visit look out for our community voices labels written by our Community Advisory Group as you go round.

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Discover 200 million years of Bucks history today.

Bucks is home to a rich variety of plants and animals. Some may be found on your doorstep – in towns, parks and gardens, while others can be discovered in woods, fields and waterways. You can meet some of them in this amazing display of mammals, birds, insects, plants and trees. As you explore the displays, you can trigger the sounds of the creatures with interactive sound effects.

Take a closer look at the curious albino badger and spot the difference between a stoat and a weasel. Discover birds you see in your garden as well as impressive birds of prey you normally can’t get close to. The beautiful display of butterflies and insects is breath taking and the life-size model of a black poplar tree will allow you to explore the wildlife that lives in this tree. Did you know that more than half the population of British black poplar trees grow in Aylesbury Vale?

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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 full of Bucks mammals, butterflies and birds found here in Bucks plus an intriguing Black Poplar Tree waiting to be explored.


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20 July – 3 November 2024
13 July 2024, 11am – 3pm

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