History comes to life at Kraftinwood, where you'll find a woodturning workshop, art studios, contemporary art gallery, gift shop, and a chair-making museum. While there, you can learn about framers, bench men, and bodgers who produced over 4,000 chairs a day in the 19th century. The museum tour includes a demo and a chance to see various tools use to make the Windsor chairs displayed. Take a look at the website for further details. To visit Kraftinwood on your holiday in High Wycombe, and find out what else High Wycombe has to offer, use our High Wycombe.
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The tour with Robert was really great and I never thought I could learn so much about chairs. Would highly recommend this museum and encourage all to visit the gallery upstairs, with Robert's... more »
The greatest thing about the museum is the curator's fervent interest in the topic. For £4 each we were given an in-depth and fascinating talk through the history of chair making in High Wycombe... more »
Kraftinwood is a chair making museum and art gallery near to the centre of High Wycombe. It doesn't look much from the outside but was a gem inside. The chair making museum is one room of exhibits... more »
Very good musuem, very informative. I learned a lot here and I recommend the musuem to learn about woodworking and the importance of High Wycombe and Buckinghamshire of the production of chairs for Britain. The person running this was full of information, knowledge and you could see his passion for woodworking.
Very interesting talk on the history of chairs in High Wycombe. Lovely turned wood art and other art in the gallery. Well worth a visit.
We really enjoyed our visit to the chair making museum a few months ago, and have since used some of the information we learned to help us better understand antique furniture while visiting museums & antique stores. The guide was very knowledgeable & generous with his time. It was a bit difficult to find the location due to out dated signage on the sign posts around town.
Brilliant place for local history and to learn how to turn wood.
Artists and craftspeople display a number of their designs for all to see. These vary from exquisitely crafted products in wood to produce many different designs such as bowls or in one case a large wooden leaf which looked magnificent. There are paintings, Jewellery, Decorated eggs, Art in Felt or Resin, Sculptures and Photography. To top all this is a Chair Museum depicting what was High Wycombe in its chair manufacturing heyday.
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