Black History Month

Original theatre performances, book readings & talks, and the final month of We Are The Windrush Legacy exhibition.

October at Wycombe Museum

Everything to keep you & your family entertained in October.

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. 

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.

Me and My Chair

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

Search our Chair Database

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

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

What was medieval combat like?

What was medieval combat like?

Ahead of hosting the Medieval Combat Society at our Medieval Combat Day on Sunday 17th October, we thought we'd take a look at exactly what medieval combat looked like.There were many wars throughout Europe in the medieval period, but probably the most famous to take...

Black History Month 2021 at Wycombe Museum

Black History Month 2021 at Wycombe Museum

Wycombe Museum celebrates Black History Month 2021 with a selection of events. With support from The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government and Near Neighbours. Book readings & talks from author K.N. Chimbiri Saturday 23rd October, Wycombe Museum...

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"...

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