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Wycombe Museum, High Wycombe

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4.1/5 based on 45+ reviews on the web
Wycombe Museum is a free local museum located in the town of High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England. It is 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. Surrounding the museum are Victorian gardens, including a nature trail. The museum presents exhibitions on crafts and history of the local area, including the furniture industry, especially chair-making. There are also displays of Windsor chairs, lace, and natural history.CollectionsThe 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. Stuffed wild animals, common to local fields and woodlands. 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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  • I'm ashamed to say I have lived nearby for 5 years with small children and never been. Well silly me! We went with 6... yes 6 children ages 5 to 11 for the afternoon. Everyone of us got something out ...  read more »
  • Lovely cafe, great gardens to get lost in. Interesting displays. Extremely welcoming little museum. We are very lucky to have this place. 
  • My husband and I decided to visit after it's refurbish...much lighter and better laid out, however, my opinion was not everything had been brought back maybe a little thin on the ground. Nice c...  read more »
  • An interesting collection of winsors, great if u like chairs
  • Lovely place to visit
  • Chairs made this place. Loved the videos, friendly staff and chair arches! Now we know what bodgers and bottomers do!.
  • Brilliant for any one keen on wood
  • Fantastic been many times
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