High Wycombe Toll House

High Wycombe Toll House

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.

High Wycombe Toll House window  Flowers in Toll House garden