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Kraftinwood, High Wycombe

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Art Gallery · Hidden Gem · Specialty Museum
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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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  • i visited this little gem on saturday 16th july and i was very impressed by the knowledge of the owner robert :) we were even been joined by a butterfly who flew in whilst he was giving me all the... 
    i visited this little gem on saturday 16th july and i was very impressed by the knowledge of the owner robert :) we were even been joined by a butterfly who flew in whilst he was giving me all the...  more »
  • 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... 
    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... 
    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 »
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  • Great place to learn about some local history and woodworking. Robert is a font of knowledge and very entertaining. Upstairs is an art gallery with some really unique items, check out the art made by Christine.
  • £4 per person is entirely fee. Ron (the owner) is very knowledgeable about Chair making and gives you a detailed presentation. Very interesting
  • I went to look at some beautiful chairs as it said it had a chair museum. I was very disappointed. A shop of sorts upstairs with some nice turned bowls and turned fruit, wildlife photographs and some jewellery. It all looks very makeshift. My host does give a talk on the chair industry if you want it. On the whole not my taste
  • 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.
  • 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.

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