Wycombe Museum

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Wycombe Museum (aka Wycombe Local History and Chair Museum) is a free local museum located in the town of High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England.[1] It is run by Wycombe Heritage and Arts Trust, as of 1 December 2016. It was previously run by Wycombe District Council.

The museum is located in Castle Hill House on Priory Avenue.[2] It is situated in an 18th-century house on a medieval site, and surrounding the museum are Victorian gardens. The museum presents exhibitions the history of the local area, including the furniture industry, especially chair-making. There are also displays of Windsor chairs, lace, art and natural history.[citation needed]


The museum collections include:[citation needed]

  • Social history of the Wycombe and Buckinghamshire areas.
  • Furniture industry — chairs, other furniture and tools that relate to the furniture industry in and around High Wycombe, videotapes of craftsmen at work.
  • Tokens and coins — including trade tokens relating to the Wycombe and Buckinghamshire areas.
  • Art — oil paintings, prints, watercolours, drawings, engravings, brass rubbings and sculpture.
  • Oral history tapes — recordings taken over the past 30 years.
  • Archive material and photographs — sale catalogues, price lists, design books and account books of furniture companies dating back to the 19th century.
  • Photographs — relating to the town and the furniture industry and trade in the Wycombe area.
  • Wycombe Wanderers - showcasing memorabilia from the club, inducing the Wycombe Comanche


The museum was mentioned in Gavin & Stacey, written by James Corden who was raised in the area.[citation needed]


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Coordinates: 51°37′53″N 0°44′53″W / 51.6313°N 0.7481°W / 51.6313; -0.7481