Wycombe Museum is a local history museum, with an internationally recognised chair collection managed by a registered charity. The museum was founded through the generosity of local people. In the 1870s a local lawyer, James Olliff Griffits raised the funds to found a public library in the town along with a small collection of artefacts. Since then the museum has grown beyond recognition. From its humble beginnings, the museum is now a great resource for the local community with a full and exciting programme of exhibitions, events and activities throughout the year, for families, schoolchildren and adults to enjoy.
In December 2015 Wycombe Museum re-opened after a period of major refurbishments, adding a cafe, shop, and expanded gallery space. A year later the museum transferred management from Wycombe District Council to Wycombe Heritage and Arts Trust. Now, the Trust needs the support of the local community to enable to museum to continue its work supporting Wycombe District’s history.
The generosity of our visitors, Friends, and supporters help the museum carry out its work. By donating you will help us to continue to enhance and complete the museum through additional exhibitions, displays and activities.
You will help us to…
• Create new gallery activities
• Care for our collection
• Provide art materials and resources for our toddler and holiday sessions
• Help fund activities for school children