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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. 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. 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.
The museum collections include:
- 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
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