Wycombe Museum

Wycombe Museum

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  • Museums / heritage

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Wycombe Museum is a local history museum, with an internationally recognised chair collection managed by a registered charity. The museum was founded through the generosity of local people. In the 1870s a local lawyer, James Olliff Griffits raised the funds to found a public library in the town along with a small collection of artefacts. Since then the museum has grown beyond recognition. From its humble beginnings, the museum is now a great resource for the local community with a full and exciting programme of exhibitions, events and activities throughout the year, for families, schoolchildren and adults to enjoy.

In December 2015 the museum re-opened at Castle Hill House after a period of major refurbishments, adding a café, shop and expanded gallery space. A year later the museum transferred management from Wycombe District Council to Wycombe Heritage & Arts Trust (WHAT). Now the Trust still needs the support of the local community to enable the museum to continue its work today.


Get involved and help us to continue to promote a love of heritage, culture and the arts to the local and wider community for years to come. There are lots of ways to support Wycombe Museum that will enable us to continue to protect our collection, run our events, continue as a hub within the community

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