What's to see

What is there to see?

NEW Discover Bucks Galleries (our central galleries) – Our exciting new galleries are packed with objects to delight and amaze. Discover the story of Bucks people and landscapes from 200 million years ago to today. Open from 2 April 2022.

Ground Floor –  Georgian room featuring paintings of Hartwell house. 

Ground Floor – studio Pottery displays opposite the Georgian Room.

First Floor – Tudor house and wall painting.

First FloorEnjoy a varied and ever changing  schedule of temporary exhibitions.

First Floor – The Embroiderers’ Guild Sew New! exhibition.

Roald Dahl Children’s Gallery – open on Saturdays and Bucks school holidays.

Victorian Walled garden – outdoor seating available.

Your safety and the safety of our staff is paramount to us. Here are the steps we are taking to ensure your safety and enjoyment whilst visiting us.

What to expect from your visit to Discover Bucks Museum

We have reviewed our COVID safety precautions to decide how we can best look after our visitors and staff, and will be keeping the following procedures in place to ensure the safest environment going forward. We will be reviewing this practice monthly.

We ask you to help us keep everyone safe by sticking to the following precautions.

Please wear a mask/face covering
Face coverings are no longer mandatory but please do continue to wear one if you wish to.

Reducing crowds
We will continue to regulate the number of people we allow in certain spaces, to ensure they don’t get too crowded. Visitors are required to pre-book tickets for events and exhibitions.

Hand washing
Please continue to wash your hand regularly when visiting us.

Regular cleaning
We will be keeping up with frequent cleaning of surfaces and touch-points throughout the museum buildings.

Providing sanitiser
Hand sanitiser will continue to be available on entrance to the museum, as well as regularly throughout our galleries.

Do I need to book?

Yes, visitors will need to book an entry ticket for each visit to the Museum and Roald Dahl Children’s Galleries. Book here


The toilets, including access and baby changing facilities, are open and cleaned regularly. The café, garden and shop, will be open. The ground floor is accessible for wheelchair users and via a lift to the first floor.

Test and Trace

In line with government guidance we are supporting the Test and Trace programme. This means you will be asked to scan the NHS Covid-19 app QR code or we’ll make a note of your contact details.

Social Distancing

To help keep everyone safe, where possible please follow social distancing and government guidance when you visit. And look out for signs while you’re here which will explain any changes to how you can access different parts of the site. If you’re showing any of the symptoms of coronavirus, or if you’ve been in contact with anyone that has the virus in the last 10 days, please don’t visit.

All payments to be taken in cash or card. If you have any queries please email hello@discoverbucksmuseum.org

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