July 2024 at Wycombe Museum and across the Chilterns

Chairs are part of Wycombe’s history.

The Chilterns Chairs Festival takes place throughout July to recognise the unique chairmaking heritage of Wycombe and the local area. With a varied programme of events, you’ll learn how the industry grew from the local landscape into thriving furniture production which proudly continues today. Join us to celebrate the stories, the chairs and the surroundings which make up our history. There’s something for everyone, so get involved!

Chilterns Chairs Festival Events Programme

Activities available throughout the festival in July

Explore more chair content from Wycombe Museum

Chair of the Month Archive

Wycombe Museum’s Chair Database

The Art of the Chair Exhibition

Me & My Chair Digital Exhibition

Adopt a Chair

Recorded Chair History Talks

Furniture FAQs

What is a Windsor Chair?

Historic Chair Manufacturers List

Want to learn even more about chairs?

With thanks to our Festival Partners:

Amersham Museum
Chiltern Open Air Museum
Chiltern Rangers
Dew Dance UK

High Wycombe Library
Harsha Basu Paintings
Hughenden Manor National Trust
Kraftinwood Chair Making Museum CIC
Sally Scagell

Stewart Linford
Stuart King
William Hands
Wycombe Arts Centre
Wycombe Swan Theatre

The Chilterns Chairs Festival is being organised by Wycombe Museum and is funded by the Chalk, Cherries & Chairs Landscape Partnership, with additional funding from William Hands and Greengate Furniture.

CCC is funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and is hosted by the Chilterns National Landscape.

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