Welcome to Wycombe Museum

Inspiring learning and discovery through our furniture-making specialism, our imaginative collections, and as a vital community charity.
Known to many as The Chair Museum.

Our Place

Exhibition open now to March 2024

Discover how the museum site and the Chilterns landscape have shaped the stories and history of our place.


Wycombe Museum looks after a collection of over 20,000 items recording the stories of High Wycombe and the surrounding area.
Furniture, social history artefacts, art, photographs and more. 

Search our Chair Database

A sample of our chair collection, with never-before public information searchable, filterable, browsable for all.

Easter Holidays

Hunt our gardens for Easter Eggs, weave an Easter basket, and visit a Civil War soldiers camp!

Changes to standard opening hours:

  • Sunday opening hours will be changing from 1st March. Wycombe Museum will now open at 10am.
  • Sunday April 7th: there will be no free entry to Wyombe Museum & grounds. Entry will be to event ticket holders for Pikemen & Musketeers event only.

About Wycombe Museum

Wycombe Museum is a family friendly museum that explores the history of High Wycombe and the surrounding areas, through hands-on galleries. Known to many as the chair museum, our collection not only spans Wycombe’s furniture-making history, but also includes, art, photography, and many varied artefacts documenting the area’s rich social history.

Wycombe Museum is housed in a Grade II listed building, with parts dating back to the 1600s. We have an on-site cafe and are surrounded by a big beautiful garden, great for exploring. 

Wycombe Museum is an independent charity managed by Wycombe Heritage and Arts Trust.


Wycombe Museum
Priory Avenue
High Wycombe
HP13 6PX

01494 957210

Opening Hours

Wycombe Museum Galleries
Mon: Closed
Tues - Fri: 10am - 4pm
Sat: Closed
Sun: 10am - 4pm

Windsor Chair Cafe
Mon: Closed
Tues - Fri: Open 10am – 3pm
Sat: Closed
Sun: Open 10am – 3pm

Wycombe Museum Gardens
Mon: Closed
Tues - Fri: 10am - 5pm
Sat: Closed
Sun: 10am - 5pm


Upcoming Events

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Easter Holidays at Wycombe Museum

Easter Holidays at Wycombe Museum

What's On for children & families at Wycombe Museum over the Easter holidays.Wycombe Museum GalleriesMon: ClosedTues - Fri: 10am - 4pmSat:...

The Art of the Chair

The Art of the Chair

26 March 2024 – 2 February 2025 at Wycombe Museum

This exhibition is all about the art, design and marketing of chairs. From Victorian traveling salesmen’s artwork and miniature chairs, to slick 1970s adverts. Discover the designs that made Wycombe chairs known around the world.

February Half Term at Wycombe Museum

February Half Term at Wycombe Museum

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