Buckingham Old Gaol Museum



Market Hill, Buckingham, Buckinghamshire, MK18 1JX

Tel: +44 01280 823020

Buckingham Old Gaol Museum


The town's landmark building housing Buckingham's museum, Tourist Information Centre and souvenir shop.

Discover the fascinating story of the building of Buckingham's past and the county's military history. Visit the state-of-the-art glazed prisoners' exercise yard which is available for hire. See the Flora Thompson display (local author of "Lark Rise to Candleford").

Little known facts:
1. Home of Flora Thompson and "Lark Rise to Candleford"
2. Find out how prisoners escaped from gaol!
3. First stop for visitors to the town - the gateway to Buckingham - Thoroughly Modern Tradional Buckingham.

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  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors - at nearby car park, approx 5 minutes away.
  • Ramp/Level Access - Please note that only part of the museum has disabled access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Establishment Features

  • Toilets

Payment Methods

  • Approx length of visit - 01:00
  • Groups Accepted - Essential to prebook. None
  • Max group size - 45
  • Min group size - 10
  • Open by appointment only - telephone for information
  • TIC Staff Admitted Free

Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre
  • Indoor Attraction

Specialist Features

  • Marketed Towards Families

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups


Map & Directions

Road Directions

Nearest major road is M40. From Milton Keynes A422. From Aylesbury A413. From Bicester A421.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest rail station is Milton Keynes. Bus service from Milton Keynes and Aylesbury. Now also on X5 Oxford to Cambridge route, which stops in Buckingham Town Centre at the rear of the Old Gaol.

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