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.


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.

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

Check Visit Us for seasonal closures.

Wycombe Museum Galleries
Mon: Closed
Tues - Fri: 11am - 3.30pm
Sat: Closed
Sun: 11am - 3.30pm

Windsor Chair 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
Closed except for special events


Upcoming Events

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