High Wycombe Chair Making Museum CIC

Grafton Street, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. (Sat Nav) – HP12 3AJ

1st January’19 – 31st December’19. Opening Times: Monday-Wednesday 09:00 – 17:00. Friday-Saturday 09:00 – 17:00. Sunday 12:00-17:00.

Visit Kraft Village Chair making museum and discover the wonderful heritage of High Wycombe from the ‘Bodgers’ working in the surrounding Beech woods making turned chair parts to the benchmen, framers through to examples of finished Windsor chairs.

The tour includes a brief demonstration on a shave horse and pole lathe and there are examples of all the tools used in making the chairs. There is a large Kraftinwood woodturning workshop where Robert Bishop RPT turns large hollow forms,Bowls and vases etc from burr,native and exotic woods including Auracaria-Auracana – Monkey puzzle.Robert also teaches and demonstrates woodturning to beginners through to experienced turners wishing to enhance their skills. Browse the Craft gift shop for a variety of interesting gift items including wood, cards, glass, and sculptures. See the large Contemporary art gallery including international acclaimed artists ,a professional wild life photographer and a selection of mixed media artists work including sculptures.