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.

The Chilterns Chairs Festival

Running through July 2024, celebrating the unique chairmaking heritage of Wycombe and the local area.

The Art of the Chair

Open until 2nd February ’25

An exhibition exploring and celebrating the design and marketing of High Wycombe chairs through the years – through drawings, prints, photographs, and more.

Collections

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.

Changes to standard opening hours:

  • Museum car park is closed (except for those who need accessible parking) on Thursday 25th July.

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.

LOCATION & CONTACT

Wycombe Museum
Priory Avenue
High Wycombe
HP13 6PX

01494 957210

Opening Hours

Wycombe Museum Galleries
Mon: Closed
Tues - Fri: 10am - 4pm
Sat: Closed
Sun: 10am - 4pm

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

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

ADMISSION IS FREE

Upcoming Events

Recent Wycombe Museum News

The End of Weddings at Wycombe Museum

The End of Weddings at Wycombe Museum

We've got an announcement... Wycombe Museum has taken the decision to stop delivering weddings on our site. This decision has been made as part of a review of the Museum’s priorities. Following consultation, we have a new business plan and financial strategy for us a...

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