The Art of the Chair runs 26th March 2024 – 2nd February 2025  at Wycombe Museum.

Entry is free.

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.

From drawings and prints, to chair templates and catalogues – see documents and images from Wycombe Museum’s collection as well as iconic items loaned from the archives of prominent local furniture manufacturers such as Ercol and Hands

Be inspired and have a go at our fun interactive activities for all ages – customise your own chair upholstery, try your hand at loading a wagon with your wares as a travelling salesman, and more!


This exhibition has been produced in partnership with Chalk, Cherries & Chairs as part of our Chilterns Chairs festival, running through July 2024.

This exhibition is made possible thanks to funding from:

Related events:

tue23jul3:00 pm4:45 pmCancelledCha Cha ChairChair Festival Seated Movement Class

wed24jul10:00 am11:30 amSold Out!William Hands Factory Tour & TalkChair Festival Factory Tour

wed24jul11:00 am1:00 pmMy Royal Chair Painting WorkshopChair Festival Activity Workshop

sat27jul10:00 am1:30 pmArtful BodgersChair Festival Woodland Crafts

sat27jul(jul 27)10:00 amsun28(jul 28)5:00 pmHeritage Crafts Weekend @ Chiltern Open Air MuseumChair Festival Event

sun28jul11:00 am3:00 pmChilterns Chairs Festival Family Fun DayChair Festival Event

sun28jul3:15 pm4:30 pmRescheduled‘Chair and Chair Alike’ Cemetery TourChair Festival Cemetery Tour

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


Wycombe Museum
Priory Avenue
High Wycombe
HP13 6PX

01494 957210

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