Victorian Toll House from the London Road (A40)
- The Toll House was originally built in 1826 for the Collector of Tolls on the London to Oxford road at High Wycombe.
- It’s a tiny house, but was home to a family of five in the 1840s.
- It had been hoped to restore the building at its original location, but in 1974 a car accident destroyed the front room. The building was going to be demolished following the accident, at which point the Museum offered to take it.
- The building is currently presented as it may have been furnished in 1860.
Things to do:
- Talk to our volunteer building steward about the history of the building and the people who lived here.
- Warm yourself by the Toll House fire on chilly days.
- Explore the handling basket full of items you are allowed to touch – including a Victorian penny.
- Enjoy the lovely cottage garden looked after by our volunteers.