Wycombe Museum is a family friendly museum that explores the history of Wycombe District and its surrounding areas through hands-on galleries. Famous for its chair collection, the Museum includes exhibits such as ‘A History of Wycombe in 10 Objects’, our Art Gallery, a 1920’s kitchen and changing special exhibitions.
Wycombe Museum is located in a Grade II listed house with parts dating from the 1600s, and is surrounded by a beautiful big garden which is great for exploring.
The museum also runs and exciting and diverse events programme for adults, children, and families, and provides on- and off-site education services and resources.
Access with steps
There are steps from the main entrance to:Rear Toilets
Travel by public transport
Buses that go to the Castle Street bus stop:
1, 27, 31, 33, 36, 48, 48A, 52, 306
Travel by taxi
Path to main entrance
Getting around inside
Ticket/ information desk
Ground Floor Galleries
The floor in the replica WW1 trench on the ground floor is uneven, and the exhibit has low lighting. Some features of the trench exhibit that have flashing lights and loud noises.
First Floor Galleries (Lower)
The exhibits on the lower first floor of the museum are quite compact, with a lot of displays packed into a relatively small space. Because of this, there are a number of narrow pathways and tight corners to access all parts of the exhibits, but no pathways narrower than 750mm.
First Floor Galleries (Upper)
Outbuildings (Events and Learning Rooms)
Disabled Toilet (Cafe)
The disabled toilet is adjoined to our cafe and shop, and is fitted with support rails and an emergency alarm pull cord.
There are two toilets in the main museum building that are not specifically disabled access. They are up a single 15cm step from ground floor level.
Place to eat and drink
We offer a range of fresh soups, sandwiches, salad boxes and cakes alongside locally produced packaged snacks. Not all options will cater to all dietary requirements, but food will either have ingredients lists on the packaging or information on allergens will be available upon request.
Getting around outside
The garden is on two levels. The upper lawn is mostly flat and level with the museum building, and the lower lawn down a grass slope from the upper lawn.
There is also access to the lower lawn down a small flight of steps from the front boundary of the garden.
The Musuem garden features a motte-and-bailey mound. There is a path that circles the base pf the motte, and one that goes over the mound. The lower path runs from the rear-side of the museum building to the lower lawn - there are steps at the museum end of the path, with the other end exiting straight onto the lawn. The path is partially paved with fairly even slabs, with a small section of woodchipping.
The upper path over the mound is a steep, stepped wood-chipped path with hand railings on either side, starting part-way along the lower motte path and crossing the mound over to the upper lawn.
Customer care support
Emergency evacuation procedures
The emegency alarms in the musum are auditory only. The museum staff are trained in evacuation procedures in the case of fire alarms, including using our wheelchair user refuge point, and Evac-Chair.
Customer care support