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Old Gaol Museum

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Address: Market Hill, Buckingham, England
Phone Number: +44 1280 823020
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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 16:00

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Did you know that Buckingham has its own patron saint, a baby named Rumbold? Also that it once had its own police force and coinage? Just a few of the facts I learned on my... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Harrovian
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Did you know that Buckingham has its own patron saint, a baby named Rumbold? Also that it once had its own police force and coinage? Just a few of the facts I learned on my visit to the town museum which you cannot miss upon arrival in the High Street since it dominates the skyline. The museum on two floors... More 

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Brackley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

A lovely local attraction centred in the middle of Buckingham. A beautifully preserved building, great displays and very interesting information provided about the local history of the town! Can recommend without reservation!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

You can't miss the building if you're in Buckingham, it's situated right in the main street. It also houses the Tourist Information Centre. Entry at £3.50 was, I thought at first, a bit steep, but the museum is very well kept and the information is very well presented. You'll need around an hour to visit, and it's definitely worth it.... More 

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Milton Keynes
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

The Old Gaol Museum really demonstrates Buckingham through the ages and the history of the town and surrounding villages. Highly recommended

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We went with our 3 granddaughters and we all had a jolly good time. All the exhibits were well kept and very informative on how people lived in times gone by. As our visit was in the school holidays the staff had organised a quiz which really added to the girls enjoyment and education. Well done do all those involved... More 

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Bicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

If you are visiting or live in Buckingham you should really consider visiting the museum. It is fascinating and gives you a wonderful insight into what life was like in the area during the centuries. It is beautifully set out and displayed. The staff are very friendly,helpful and knowledgeable. There is a very small gift shop to visit at the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

We only saw this from the outside, but it is a stunning little building that is the real highlight of this small town. Do not miss seeing this, as it is beautiful. Unfortunately, it wasn't open when we were available to visit, which is a shame, but I have read some of the history of it and really wanted to... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

If in Buckingham you need to visit this museum otherwise you may miss out on some local history. Situated in the main street- Market Hill it is easy to locate.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

Ok quite interesting lovely building we spent half an hour in there I enjoyed it, the people in there know their stuff and make it an enjoyable visit

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Cobham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

A pretty looking building (build in 18th century to stop the courts going to Aylsbury in vain) in the centre of Buckingham, costs a few pounds 3 I think, a bit of a mixture of stuff to see in the old cells, including displays about Buckingham, the old gaol, military in Buckingham, and something on the the author of lark... More 

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