MARLOW Museum welcomed its 10,000th visitor last weekend since it opened its doors nearly four years ago.

Rachel Hall visited the Higginson Park history centre on Sunday with her husband Steve and children Milly, Charlotte and Max.

She was given a certificate to mark the event, as well as two books about Marlow and a year's membership of the Museum.

The Hall family had come to see the current exhibition, Famous People of Marlow, which brings to life the people commemorated by the blue plaques on Marlow buildings.

Marlow Museum is self-funded and run completely by a small group of volunteers.

Under threat of closure last year, volunteers held a series of fundraising events to save it, with a new lease agreed recently.

Marlow Museum has recently launched a new competition, Memories of Marlow, which is searching for the best young photographers in the town.

Full details of how to enter for free are at

An award ceremony will be held in June and the winning photos and videos will be on display in the museum throughout the summer.