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Wycombe Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Niche museums like this are always worth a visit. The care taken in curating this collection is... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Le-Tardoire
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The Shire
Best capuccino in Wycombe

OK, we didn't actually check all the other coffees in Wycombe the day we visited, but the... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2018
Grambling_Grover
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Lima, Peru
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Family-friendly museum that explores the history of Wycombe district through seven hands-on galleries. Collections include local art, historic objects and furniture. Look out for changing exhibitions in our temporary exhibition space. Entry to the...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Priory Avenue, High Wycombe HP13 6PX, England
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 25 September 2014

The flint walls of this old family house lie in the lee of a wooded garden. Inside are the secrets of a furniture industry that kept hundreds of people busy in the Chilterns. To make 4,700 chairs a day at one time and sell and...More

5  Thank Peter S
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Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

The Wycombe chair museum is the most boring day out you could ever achieve in your life. Want to go look at some ugly brown chairs stuck to the wall well step right up, yes high Wycombe used to be the biggest chair manufacturing town...More

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Wycombe M, Curator at Wycombe Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2016

Thank you for your feedback. We have recently redisplayed the Furniture Gallery here at Wycombe Museum (and indeed the whole museum, including Art and Social history galleries) since your visit in May 2015, so do come back to see the changes. We are proud that...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Niche museums like this are always worth a visit. The care taken in curating this collection is excellent. If you have a passing interest in furniture design then this is well worth a go.

1  Thank Le-Tardoire
Reviewed 6 October 2018

OK, we didn't actually check all the other coffees in Wycombe the day we visited, but the cappuccini were far better than standard fare in the usual High Street names, and way better than coffees sampled in most other museum cafes. No disrespect to Wycombe...More

1  Thank Grambling_Grover
Reviewed 9 September 2018

A very enjoyable open air cinema at the Wycombe Museum. For the very first time showing The Greatest Showman - the story of PT Barnham. Great film and well organised. Looking forward to the next one

1  Thank smdear
Reviewed 28 August 2018

I had a meeting there a few weeks ago had never been it it very interesting and nice little cafe but not a lot of parking & not easy to find its in a dead end road next to railway line

Thank peter k
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

Interesting to see an old family house converted in to a museum. Personally I felt there was a bit of lots of things but not enough of some of them to make sense. I’d say it was unsuitable for children under the age of 10...More

Thank bobmL1122XS
Reviewed 26 July 2018

Wonderful museum for children and the rest of the family the actual museum is a little old and non techno but the staff are fabulous, the cafe great and the kids events superb.

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Reviewed 17 July 2018

This is a really interesting little museum, just next to the town center. It's very easy to get to, and you can park on the road outside, without any problem . The museum is very itneresting with the fascinating hsitory of wycombe displayed and boxed...More

Thank Sheknowsit
Reviewed 15 July 2018

This museum celebrates the history of High Wycombe, in particular its important role in the furniture industry. The exhibits are well labelled, providing visitors with lots of relevant information. There's plenty for kids to do. Entry is free. Facilities include a café and a gift...More

1  Thank Nicholas H
Reviewed 29 June 2018

Every time I google Wycombe museum, a one star rating comes up, which was posted back in 2016! THIS IS NOT TRUE. The museum is quirky and is set in lovely grounds. They have a fabulous range of activities for all ages throughout the year....More

Thank AIEllis
Reviewed 18 June 2018

We were staying nearby in Marlow and were having a drive round the local areas. An eclectic mix of a large period family house, history of the local furniture manufacturers trench warfare. Did you know nose cancer was prevalent amongst workers due to inhaling the...More

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Swimmernan
26 September 2016|
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Response from justbex2016 |
Hi, If you send an email to info @ wycombemuseum. org (spaces to prevent hyperlink) with more information someone will get back to you as soon as possible.
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dazzeling
5 April 2015|
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Response from Wycombe M | Property representative |
Hello, service dogs only are allowed on the museum site, including the grounds and the house.
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Tweedle241
7 March 2015|
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Response from Wycombe M | Property representative |
Hello, We are open Mon-Sat 10am-5pm and Sunday 2-5pm. We are closed on Bank Holidays.
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