Buckingham Old Gaol Museum


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Market Hill
Buckingham
Buckinghamshire
MK18 1JX
England

  • Museum and TIC: 01280 823020

Located in the heart of historic market town of Buckingham, the iconic Old Gaol was built in 1748 in the style of a castle, with later additions in 1839 by the famous local architect George Gilbert Scott. It is one of the key visitor attractions of Buckingham. The Old Gaol Museum tells the story of Buckingham and rural life, including the Flora Thompson Collection (Lark Rise to Candleford author) and Buckinghamshire Military Trust exhibits. A number of the original cells form part of the museum visitor's experience.

Further information

Opening Hours:

Mon-Sat 1000-1600 Closed: Sun

Charges:

adults £3.50 Children £2.0 Family (2 adults and 3 children) £9.00

Upcoming events:

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Facilities and services

Facilities:

  • Toilets
  • Education facilities available
  • Facilities for private functions and events
  • Meeting room available
  • Object study facilities available (enquire in advance)
  • Research facilities for academics
  • Shop
  • Toilets for disabled
  • Wheelchair access to some public areas

Facilities information:

Buckingham Tourist Information Centre is located within the Old Gaol Museum.

Services:

  • Academic publications and resources available
  • Adult lectures and courses held
  • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
  • Events and resources for children and families
  • Member of staff available with responsibility for education
  • Object identification and/or written enquiry service
  • Pre-booking service for groups
  • Primary school education service available
  • Specialist publications on collections available

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