Wycombe Museum has worked in collaboration with the folks at the National Paralympic Heritage Trust (NPHT) to produce a 3D model of our Child’s Coronation Chair.

The work was done as part of the NPHT’s Digital Explorations Project, a scheme that helps to train a group of participants from local disability organisations to use 3D photography, sports journalism, and research, and even deliver this training in school workshops.

Digital Explorations Project is funded by Rothschild Foundation, National Heritage Lottery Fund and National Paralympic Heritage Trust with support from Heart of Bucks.

See the model for yourself below!

The Coronation chair is currently on display as part of our Your Jubilee exhibition. It was made in 1953 by Arthur George Lane to commemmorate the Queen’s coronation. Arthur Lane worked at Parker Knoll between 1912-1966.

Your Jubilee celebrates the current Queen’s Coronation and Jubilees, as well as some of those of earlier Queens and Kings, including Queen Victoria.

But this exhibition is also about you, and how you and other local people have marked royal events. From street parties to special souvenirs and memories, how have you celebrated and what do Royal events mean to you? The exhibition will develop and evolve from when it opens on 11 May to when it ends on 11 September as we add commentaries from key local individuals and groups. We also invite you to share your thoughts, drawings and memories on the postcards provided.

This Jubilee exhibition is yours – however you celebrate royal events, or whether you ignore them altogether.


Your Jubilee is open at Wycombe Museum from 11th May – 11th September. Entry is free. Find out more below. 

The Art of the Chair

26 March 2024 – 2 February 2025 at Wycombe Museum

This exhibition is all about the art, design and marketing of chairs. From Victorian traveling salesmen’s artwork and miniature chairs, to slick 1970s adverts. Discover the designs that made Wycombe chairs known around the world.

Check out some images below of the chair model being produced by Digital Explorations Projects participants!

Ben and Maddy doing the 3D  scanning our Coronation child’s chair.

The 3D model being worked on behind the scenes.

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