Exhibitions

From our permanent collection on the history of High Wycombe and the surrounding area to locally significant furniture and artworks. From celebrating women in the 1940s to how the Windrush generation have shaped High Wycombe, and celebrating everything edible and delicious in the local area from prehistory to the present day.

Wycombe Museum’s exhibitions share just a fraction of the fantastic stories that High Wycombe and the surrounding area have to offer. Browse what exhibitions you can currently see at Wycombe Museum, our special digital exhibitions, and get a taste of what you may have missed from Wycombe Museum’s exhibitions past.

Current Exhibitions

The Art of the Chair

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.

John Hampden: A Wycombe Man with Global Impact

John Hampden: A Wycombe Man with Global Impact

13th Feburary – 15th September at Wycombe Museum

Community exhibition produced with The John Hampden Society

Find out how John Hampden opposed King Charles I, fought in the Civil Wars, and died for his cause. See 17th century armour and weaponry.

A History of Wycombe in 10 Objects

A History of Wycombe in 10 Objects

Permanent display

Walk through a history of Wycombe with our permanent exhibition. Our galleries tell the story of Wycombe District through 10 key objects from a Prehistoric hand axe to a Modern Wycombe Wanderers rosette.

Upcoming Exhibitions

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Digital Exhibitions

Fitting In: Windrush and its Legacy in High Wycombe

Fitting In: Windrush and its Legacy in High Wycombe

From the 1950s people from the Caribbean Island of St Vincent came to High Wycombe. Early Vincentanians were sent by ...
Me and My Chair | A Digital Community Exhibition

Me and My Chair | A Digital Community Exhibition

This exhibition is all about chairs, the people who own them, and the stories that they tell. It is the ...
Windows on Wycombe in Lockdown | Digital Community Exhibition

Windows on Wycombe in Lockdown | Digital Community Exhibition

Section 1 – Staying Home The Government told us to Stay Home, Protect the NHS, Save Lives. During full lockdown, ...

Past Exhibitions

We are working on expanding this section to include more of our past exhibitions.

Our Place

Our Place

Exhibition runs 26th September 2023 – 10th March 2024 at Wycombe Museum. This exhibition is all about place: the museum site and garden, and also the wider Wycombe area. Find ... Read More
High Wycombe Orpheus Male Voice Choir Celebrates 100 Years

High Wycombe Orpheus Male Voice Choir Celebrates 100 Years

Community exhibition runs 18th July - 13th October 2023 at Wycombe Museum. Discover the Orpheus Choir's history from a Methodist Chapel in 1923 through World Wars, national tours and trophy ... Read More
Hidden Hands: Women and Work in the Chilterns

Hidden Hands: Women and Work in the Chilterns

Exhibition runs 7th March - 10th September 2023 at Wycombe Museum. Historically, women’s paid work has often been belittled and forgotten. This exhibition hunts down the hidden women’s work in ... Read More
Happy 90th Museum & Library!

Happy 90th Museum & Library!

Wycombe Museum first opened in 1932, together with High Wycombe Library. For the first 30 years, the Museum and Library shared a building and the Librarian ran the Museum for ... Read More
A Caribbean Garden

A Caribbean Garden

The St Vincent Botanical Garden is one of the oldest in the world. This exhibition brings together fascinating new research exploring the archives of Dr Alexander Anderson, superintendent of the ... Read More
Your Jubilee

Your Jubilee

11th May - 11th September at Wycombe Museum. This year, Queen Elizabeth II celebrates 70 years on the throne – her Platinum Jubilee. She is the UK’s longest reigning monarch, ... Read More
Fitting In: Windrush and its Legacy in High Wycombe

Fitting In: Windrush and its Legacy in High Wycombe

From the 1950s, people from St Vincent settled in High Wycombe. This exhibition hears the stories of their children who grew up here. What did it mean for them to ... Read More
Chiltern Landscapes Art Exhibition by Chalk, Cherries & Chairs

Chiltern Landscapes Art Exhibition by Chalk, Cherries & Chairs

Sunday 24th April 2022 - Sunday 1st May 2022 at Wycombe Museum Chilterns Landscapes Arts Exhibition by Chalk, Cherries & Chairs Wycombe Museum will be playing host to an exhibition ... Read More
Me and My Chair Live

Me and My Chair Live

This exhibition is all about chairs, the people who own them, and the stories that they tell. Tuesday 18th January - Sunday 24th April 2022, in Wycombe Museum's Chiltern Gallery ... Read More
At Home: A Mini Exhibition

At Home: A Mini Exhibition

A Pop-Up Mini Exhibition in Eden Centre, High Wycombe Open December 2020 – March 2021 Over the decades our homes have been a place of shelter, comfort and enjoyment. A ... Read More
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