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Wycombe Museum, High Wycombe

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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 visited the museum with two year 6 classes and the museum organised two workshops for us. They were both excellent. In the morning the children got to dress up as Victorians and put on a little play...  more »
  • Really liked what the owners have done with the refurbishment. Lots to see and plenty for kids . Great gardens and a welcoming cafe 
  • Can't believe we have never been here before. Fantastic insight into the history , made us proud to be living in High Wycombe. Well worth a second visit. Presentations excellent and clear and relevant...  more »
  • Lovely place to visit
  • An interesting collection of winsors, great if u like chairs
  • Chairs made this place. Loved the videos, friendly staff and chair arches! Now we know what bodgers and bottomers do!.
  • Fantastic been many times
  • Brilliant for any one keen on wood