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.

Christmas at Wycombe Museum

Wreath making, craft fayres, storytime with Mrs Claus and more!

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.

Upcoming closures:

  • Winter closures: Friday 22nd December - Monday 15th January inclusive.

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: 10.30am - 4pm

Windsor Chair Cafe
Mon: Closed
Tues - Fri: Open 10am – 3pm
Sat: Closed
Sun: Open 10.30am – 3pm

Wycombe Museum Gardens
Mon: Closed
Tues - Fri: 10am - 5pm
Sat: Closed
Sun: 10.30am - 5pm


Upcoming Events

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Join in with our Christmas Raffle Fundraiser!

Join in with our Christmas Raffle Fundraiser!

Buy tickets for our Christmas Raffle and not only will you be in with a chance of winning some wonderful prizes from local businesses but you will be helping to raise vital funds for Wycombe Museum. Tickets cost just £1.50, and we've got hundreds of pounds worth of...

Christmas at Wycombe Museum

Christmas at Wycombe Museum

What's On for children & families at Wycombe Museum over the Christmas period. Please note that the Museum will be closed Friday 22nd December - Monday 15th January inclusive.[add_eventon_list ux_val="4" event_type="163" hide_so="yes" show_et_ft_img="yes"...

Front of House Coordinator

Front of House Coordinator

Part-time, 15 hours contract

3 month fixed term contract

Pay £11/hour

Deadline: 31st October

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