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 Re-Opening

Wycombe Museum is re-opening our gardens & cafe from 2nd May, and the museum galleries from 18th May. Our Eden Shopping Centre Pop-Up is opening from 19th May. No pre-booking is necessary to visit us. Check our full opening information here.

There will be some access to the site before these dates for pre-booked events only.


We are holding virtual wedding viewings on evenings and weekends. Contact weddings@wycombemuseum.org to arrange an appointment.

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 | Reopening 18th May
Tues - Fri & Sun: 11am - 3pm
Closed Mon & Sat

Wycombe Museum Gardens | Reopening 2nd May
Tues - Fri & Sun: 10.30am - 3.30pm
Closed Mon & Sat

Wycombe Museum Café | Reopening 2nd May
(Takeaway only)
Tues - Fri & Sun: 11am - 3pm
Closed Mon & Sat

Eden Centre Pop-Up Shop | Reopening 19th May
Wed - Sun | 11am - 4pm
Closed Mon & Tues


Recent Wycombe Museum News

Wycombe Museum Eden Centre Pop-Up Reopning Soon!

Wycombe Museum Eden Centre Pop-Up Reopning Soon!

 We are excited to be reopening our Wycombe Museum Eden Centre Pop-Up on 19th May! If you'd passed our shop front in the Eden Shopping Centre recently, you might have been wondering why we were closed amongst all the open shop front. According to government...

Wycombe Museum is Re-Opening!

Wycombe Museum is Re-Opening!

Put the dates in your diary! Wycombe Museum planning to reopen in May. First, we'll be re-opening our gardens and cafe from the 2nd May. The main museum building and our re-furbished galleries will be opening from 18th May. There will be some limited access to the...

Our Brand New Chair Database

Our Brand New Chair Database

With us not having been able to welcome guests into the Museum for some time now, we’ve been putting a lot of work into new ways of bringing Wycombe Museum to you digitally. We’re really proud of our new easy-to-use website full of new content on local history and our...

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