The Museum

The chair is probably the most useful and used piece of furniture in the house. Evidence from paintings shows that the chair has been around for some 3-4000 years, and its development in this country has been recorded for over 400 years.

From the time the first throne was built in early history down to the present day concern with mass production, there has, fortunately, always been an interest in design construction to accomodate the seated.

With an exhibition of over 350 chairs in six showrooms, the museum attempts to portray some of the changes over the past 400 years illustrating the development of various styles and material use, and also the movement from Elizabethan carpenter to Georgian designer. This is a ‘live’ museum in that most of the chairs are for sale apart from a small number not readily replaceable.

OPENING TIMES 9.30am to 5.00pm

Evening Groups by arrangement

ENTRY CHARGE £2 per head

” A thing of beauty is a joy forever”