Arts and culture

This is a region at the heart of art!

This is a region at the heart of art!

Buckinghamshire has been a magnet through the decades for artistic talent.

A Little Bird Told Me Gallery

A Little Bird Told Me Gallery

A Little Bird Told Me Gallery was launched in 2009 and are authorised dealers in limited edition prints by Quentin Blake. The gallery supports and showcases the work of both established and emerging independent artists.

Aces High Aviation Gallery

Aces High Aviation Gallery

Aces High Aviation Gallery is the world’s largest retailer of Aviation and Military fine art. The gallery is staffed by a friendly, knowledgeable team who are delighted to welcome history enthusiasts and collectors to browse the range.

Amersham Museum

Amersham Museum

Amersham Museum is an award-winning museum located in a 15th century building with a collection spanning 2,000 years of local history. There are hands-on activities and a packed programme of activities and events.

ARTfull

ARTfull

ARTfull is a fantastic art gallery located in the heart of Milton Keynes. The gallery offers a wide range of contemporary exclusive and collectable limited edition artwork, innovative ceramics and stunning sculpture.

Ascott

Ascott

Ascott is a half-timbered Jacobean farmhouse, transformed by the de Rothschilds towards the end of the 19th century, it now houses an exceptional collection of paintings, fine furniture and superb oriental porcelain.

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Found in the heart of Aylesbury, a stone’s throw away from the town’s Market Square, Aylesbury Waterside Theatre boasts the best in entertainment from spine-tingling drama to dynamic dance, opera to side-splitting comedy.

Bekonscot Model Village

Bekonscot Model Village

Bekonscot Model Village and Railway is the world’s oldest and original model village. With over 80 years of history, huge model railway, well kept gardens and finely detailed model buildings, it is a great day out for everyone!

Bletchley Park

Bletchley Park

Bletchley Park is a vibrant heritage attraction that is open daily. Visitors can explore the iconic WW2 Codebreaking Huts and Blocks and marvel at the achievements of the codebreakers whose work helped shorten the war.

Boarstall Tower

Boarstall Tower

Boarstall Tower is a 14th century moated gatehouse, built by John de Haudlo and once part of a fortified manor house, set in beautiful gardens. Visitors can discover seven centuries of history on one of the guided tours.

Buckingham Chantry Chapel

Buckingham Chantry Chapel

Tucked away in a cosy corner of the market square, discover Buckingham Chantry Chapel, the oldest building in Buckingham. While away the time in this tranquil setting with a good book and a delicious locally made snacks.

Buckingham Old Gaol Museum

Buckingham Old Gaol Museum

The Old Gaol Museum tells the story of Buckingham and rural life, including the Flora Thompson Collection and Buckinghamshire Military Trust exhibits. A number of the original cells form part of the visitor’s experience.

Buckinghamshire Railway Centre

Buckinghamshire Railway Centre

For a first class family day out, look no further than a Steaming Day at Buckinghamshire Railway Centre. Ride behind a real steam engine, take a trip on the ride-on miniature railway and spend some time in the visitor centre!

Bucks County Museum

Bucks County Museum

Bucks County Museum in the heart of historic Aylesbury is a fascinating place to visit for all ages. Discover the county’s natural and cultural heritage together with an exciting programme of changing exhibitions and events.

Bucks Open Studios

Bucks Open Studios

Bucks Open Studios is the largest visual arts event in the county. In June every year over 500 artists and makers, in over 200 different venues across Buckinghamshire, open their studios and run exhibitions and events for the public.

Cheese Makers Market

Cheese Makers Market

Once a year Premier Cheese together with La Cave to host the Cheese Makers Market. Where members of the public and professionals alike can see, taste and buy some of the wonderful cheeses produced in the UK and Europe.

Chenies Manor House

Chenies Manor House

Chenies Manor House is a historic and enchanting Tudor manor house Grade 1 listed building, with its award-winning gardens, is set in the charming estate village of Chenies in Buckinghamshire overlooking the Chess valley.

Chilfest

Chilfest

Set in the idyllic Chiltern Hills, Chilfest has grown in popularity year on year. A galaxy of music stars have graced the custom-built arena, including The Human League, UB40, Sister Sledge, Tony Hadley, Rick Astley and many more!

Chiltern Open Air Museum

Chiltern Open Air Museum

Chiltern Open Air Museum is a beautiful open air museum with an outstanding collection of historic buildings and a working traditional farm. The museum rescues threatened historic buildings, rebuilds and then preserves them.

Claydon

Claydon

In the 1750s Ralph Verney set out to create a country house of extraordinary grandeur, 30 years on he was facing financial ruin. Today the interiors that remain are among the most ambitious ever created in the 18th century.

Cliveden

Cliveden

Set high above the Thames with far-reaching views, Cliveden’s impressive gardens and majestic woodlands capture the grandeur of a bygone age. Follow in the footsteps of royalty as you explore the series of gardens.

Cowper & Newton Museum

Cowper & Newton Museum

The Cowper & Newton Museum is based in the house where one of England’s favourite poets William Cowper lived for 20 years, enjoy his garden and imagine domestic life as he experienced it in late-Georgian times.

Electric Daisy Carnival

Electric Daisy Carnival

Electric Daisy Carnival is an all-encompassing carnival for the 21st century. From rides and performers to mind-blowing, fireworks and art installations to cutting-edge sound and special effects, you’ll be immersed in another world.

Fillingdon Fine Art

Fillingdon Fine Art

A far cry from city galleries, Fillingdon Fine Art is a relaxed, calm and aesthetically pleasing environment. Rural fields provide plenty of parking; refreshments are offered, and all ages are welcome to linger and enjoy the art.

Fingest Great Barn Opera

Fingest Great Barn Opera

Fingest Great Barn with it’s soaring beams and rafters provides a superb backdrop for Diva Opera’s performances and has wonderful acoustics. The barn is situated less than 10 miles from Marlow and High Wycome.

Garsington Opera

Garsington Opera

Garsington Opera gives performances of great artistic quality in a setting of extraordinary natural beauty. Performances take place in the spectacular Opera Pavilion, set within the rolling landscape of the Chiltern Hills.

Hartwell House Gardens

Hartwell House Gardens

Hartwell House stands within 90 acres of gardens and parkland. The formal garden was laid out, at the start of the 18th century with allées and garden buildings: temples, columns, an obelisk, garden statuary and canals.

Hellfire Caves

Hellfire Caves

The Hellfire Caves is a network of man-made chalk and flint caverns that extend a quarter of a mile underground. Long winding passages lead deep underground, through the great Banqueting Hall and past various chambers.

Hughenden Manor

Hughenden Manor

Hughenden Manor offers an insight into the charismatic personality and private life of the most unlikely Victorian Prime Minister, Benjamin Disraeli. You can browse among an extraordinary collection of personal memorabilia.

Let’s Rock The Moor!

Let's Rock The Moor!

Let’s Rock The Moor! has been leading the way for quality, family-friendly 80s music festivals since 2009. With a fabulous line-up of artists and an action packed day of general 80s madness, there is plenty to do for everyone.

Milton Keynes Museum

Milton Keynes Museum

Milton Keynes Museum is a fascinating outing for all ages, with more to see and do than can possibly be crammed into a single visit. Very popular with all visitors is the toy collection, Victorian schoolroom and the street of shops.

Milton Keynes Theatre

Milton Keynes Theatre

Milton Keynes Theatre is the entertainment centre of excellence in the region, it offers a wide and varied programme of first class dance, drama, musicals, opera, comedy and children’s shows – perfect for all ages.

MK Gallery

MK Gallery

Situated in the heart of Milton Keynes the MK Gallery is one of the UK’s leading public galleries. Presenting a programme of contemporary visual art, alongside a dynamic programme of film, performance and music.

Natural History Museum at Tring

Natural History Museum at Tring

The Natural History Museum at Tring houses one of the finest collections of stuffed mammals, birds, reptiles and insects in the UK. Oddities at the museum includes hybrids and examples of abnormal coloration.

Obsidian Art

Obsidian Art

Obsidian Art hosts a rolling programme of exhibitions, some themed and some group, plus invited solo shows by some of the gallery’s favourite artists. The gallery also has an ongoing display of designer-maker craft.

PennFest

PennFest

PennFest offers something for everyone. As well as an impressive array of contemporary and established performers, there will be creative workshops and a global artisan market with a selection arts based stalls.

Queens Park Centre & Limelight Theatre

Queens Park Centre & Limelight Theatre

Queens Park Centre & Limelight Theatre is the home of the arts in Aylesbury Vale, it offers more than 70 weekly workshops in the creative and performing arts – plus specialist workshops throughout the year.

Roald Dahl Village & Countryside Trails

Roald Dahl Village & Countryside Trails

Roald Dahl lived and wrote in Great Missenden for 36 years. The Roald Dahl Village & Countryside Trails help visitors to explore the local area and point out key sights that relate to Roald Dahl’s books and life.

Stanley Spencer Gallery

Stanley Spencer Gallery

The Stanley Spencer Gallery was first opened in 1962, three years after the artist’s death. The gallery is run completely by volunteers and has a wonderful collection of more than 100 of his paintings and drawings.

Stowe

Stowe

The scale and beauty of Stowe have attracted visitors for over 300 years. Picture-perfect views, winding paths, lakeside walks and temples create a timeless landscape, reflecting the changing seasons.

The Comedy Cow

The Comedy Cow

The Comedy Cow brings the best in stand-up comedy to Milton Keynes within the Red Dot Bar. It provides a stylish setting in which to enjoy comedy sat at tables. The Comedy Cow aims bring a wide variety of comedy to the club.

The Elgiva Theatre

The Elgiva Theatre

The Elgiva Theatre presents a wide-ranging programme of professional and amateur productions, top comedy, musicals, ballet/dance, one night shows, a professional pantomime, an eclectic range of movies and exhibitions.

The National Museum of Computing

The National Museum of Computing

The National Museum of Computing houses the world’s largest collection of functional historic computers, including the rebuilt Colossus, the world’s first electronic computer, and the WITCH, the oldest working digital computer.

The Roald Dahl Museum & Story Centre

The Roald Dahl Museum & Story Centre

The Roald Dahl Museum & Story Centre is an award-winning museum situated in the Buckinghamshire village where Roald Dahl lived and wrote for 36 years. It features three interactive galleries aimed at 6 to 12 year olds.

The Stables

The Stables

The Stables is a world-class music venue presenting a year-round programme featuring the very best music and musicians around. Its diverse programme includes pop, jazz, folk, blues, classical, world and much more besides.

Theatre on the Hill

Theatre on the Hill

The Theatre on the Hill is a fully equipped, professional, 120 seat training theatre at the Amersham & Wycombe College. A wide range of productions are staged at the theatre and is open to members of the general public.

Waddesdon Manor

Waddesdon Manor was built in the 1870s for Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild to house his fantastic collection of 18th century decorative arts, this Renaissance-style château is the only one of its kind in Britain.

Wembley Stadium

Wembley Stadium

If you’re in the mood for live music why not hop on train for the superstar acts? Wembley Stadium is only around 45 minutes away, on the outskirts of London, this huge stadium puts on amazing acts for everyone to enjoy.

West Wycombe Park

West Wycombe Park

West Wycombe Park is one of the most theatrical and Italianate of all English country houses. Explore the village and then make your way up West Wycombe Hill for breathtaking views over the surrounding Chilterns countryside.

Wycombe Museum

Wycombe Museum

Wycombe Museum explores the history of Wycombe and its surrounding areas through nine hands-on galleries. Famous for its chair collection, the museum has all new exhibitions, an art gallery and 1920s kitchen.

Wycombe Swan

Wycombe Swan

Nestled in the heart of Wycombe is one of the leading theatres in the UK. The Wycombe Swan presents a varied programme of exceptional performances throughout the year featuring the finest companies and performers.