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.


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.

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 & Cafe
Mon: Closed
Tues - Fri: 11am - 3pm
Sat: Closed
Sun: 11am - 3pm

Wycombe Museum Gardens
Mon: Closed
Tues - Fri: 10.30am - 3.30pm
Sat: Closed
Sun: 10.30am - 3pm

Eden Centre Pop-Up
Thu - Sun: 11am - 4pm
Closed Mon, Tues & Wed


Upcoming Events

Recent Wycombe Museum News

October Half Term Holiday Activities at the Museum

October Half Term Holiday Activities at the Museum

We've got loads planned for you and your family during the October Half Term Holiday. Whether you're after forest school fun or creative crafts take a look at what we've got on below.[add_eventon_list event_past_future="all" event_type_2="73,74," show_et_ft_img="yes"...

G-Plan Furniture – A Potted History

G-Plan Furniture – A Potted History

How it all began G-Plan was developed in the 1950’s by E. Gomme Ltd., a long-established furniture company in High Wycombe. It’s arguably the most successful mass-produced furniture of the post-war period in this country. The company which became E. Gomme Ltd. was...

Featured Object: The Straw Splitter

Featured Object: The Straw Splitter

Straw splitters were used by women workers in the cottage industry of straw plaiting during the Tudor and Stuart times. The plaited straws would be sold to Luton, where they would be turned into straw hats. The invention of the straw splitter meant that local women...

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