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.

Search our Chair Database

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

Eden Shopping Centre Pop-Up

Keeping the town connected to its heritage while we’re unable to safely open our galleries at Wycombe Museum’s home in Priory Road.

See exhibitions, shop for museum and town souvenirs, and take part in safe socially-distanced activities at Wycombe Museum’s Eden Centre Pop-Up.

Windows on Wycombe in Lockdown

Together with the rest of the UK, Wycombe Museum went into lockdown on 23 March due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Keeping in touch with our volunteers, one of them suggested we do an exhibition of local experiences of lockdown. This exhibiton is the result of that suggestion.


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. 

Me and My Chair

This exhibition is all about chairs, the people who own them, and the stories that they tell.

Wycombe Museum Closures

Wycombe Museum and our Eden Centre Pop-Up are closed until further notice.
Please contact info@wycombemuseum.org with any urgent messages.

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

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Wycombe Museum Gardens

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Eden Centre Pop-Up Shop


Recent Wycombe Museum News

Chilterns Theatre Company are returning to Wycombe Museum in May

Chilterns Theatre Company are returning to Wycombe Museum in May

Following last year’s sell out tour of Twelfth Night, Chilterns Theatre Company (previously Red Kite Theatre) will be brining two open air productions to Wycombe Museum on the 29th to the 31st of May, lockdown rules allowing. Tickets are available now from...

We’re a Finalist in the Little Ankle Biters Awards!

We’re a Finalist in the Little Ankle Biters Awards!

We're so pleased to have once again been nominated as a finalist in the Little Ankle Biters Bucks Awards 2021. We're nominated in the Best Museum in Bucks category. We're up against some other wonderful museums, and we're delighted to be in such good company.If you...

Wycombe Museum and ACE’s Culture Recovery Fund

Wycombe Museum and ACE’s Culture Recovery Fund

Wycombe Museum secured funding from Arts Council England's Culture Recovery Fund to support us in redevelopment of the museum building and gallery spaces to make them as COVID secure as possible in anticipation of reopening later in the year. Wycombe Museum is housed...

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(April 2019 – March 2020)

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