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.

Book Tickets



  • 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.

What's Nearby

  1. Silverstone

    The home of British Motor Racing, Silverstone is the venue for the British Formula 1…

    5.48 miles away
  2. Green Dragon Eco Farm

    Located in beautiful open countryside where there's plenty of space for families to…

    7.4 miles away
  3. Finest Hour Experiences

    Finest Hour provides luxury gift vouchers and aerobatic flying experiences, which can be…

    8.86 miles away
  1. Quainton Windmill

    Seventy-foot tower mill, which has recently been restored to full working order, with…

    9.07 miles away
  2. Buckinghamshire Railway Centre

    Large collection of railway relics including, steam locomotives, railway carriages and…

    9.72 miles away
  3. Grand Union Canal

    The Grand Union Canal runs from London to Birmingham crossing straight through the…

    9.94 miles away
  4. Catanger Llamas

    Try something different - take a Llama to lunch! Discover the beautiful Northamptonshire…

    10.39 miles away
  5. Bletchley Park

    Explore, experience and enjoy the once top-secret world of iconic Codebreaking Huts and…

    10.42 miles away
  6. A Day in the Country

    Stunning venue set in 250 acres of wooded estate - facilities include a conference suite…

    10.57 miles away
  7. Sulgrave Manor

    Sulgrave Manor is a superb example of a modest Manor House and Garden of the time of…

    10.96 miles away
  8. Waddesdon Manor

    Waddesdon, a French Renaissance-style château, is set in the heart of Buckinghamshire.…

    11.13 miles away
  9. College Farm Fishing

    OS GRID REF: SP522342
    College Farm Fishing is a family run and owned fishing lake…

    11.4 miles away
  10. The Lost Forest of Bernwood

    A 5.5-mile circular walk starting at Brill. It combines stunning views over the Vale of…

    12.7 miles away
  11. Canons Ashby House

    Elizabethan Manor House, home of the Dryden family. Unaltered…

    12.71 miles away
  12. Woburn Golf Club

    A choice of three championship courses, over 54 outstanding holes. Woburn is an ideal…

    13.71 miles away
  13. Deddington Castle (Site Only)

    Extensive earthworks conceal the remains of a 12th Century castle.
    Open during daylight…

    14.02 miles away
Previous Next