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Buckingham Old Gaol

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The Old Gaol, Market Hill, Buckingham, MK18 1JX
Tel 01280 823020 - Email: info@buckinghamoldgaol.org.uk


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  • Buckingham Old Gaol
    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 purpose-built prison is now a museum, a tourist information centre, a gift shop, a second hand bookstore and a unique venue to hire.

    The Old Gaol is open Monday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm all year round. Last admission to the museum is half an hour before closing. The Old Gaol hosts a wide range of special events during the year.

    Buckingham Signs Up
    A free special exhibition commemorating the start of the Great War, until 12 Novemeber.

    Buckingham Museum
    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. The museum is one of the Jewels of Milton Keynes.

    Join now to obtain free entry for the year together with other useful benefits. Click here for details. Groups and school visits are welcome by appointment - please call 01280 823020 for details.

    Buckingham Tourist Information Centre
    The Information Centre is here to assist visitors to Buckingham and the surrounding district, and also local residents. Managed by Tourism South East and supported by Buckingham Town Council


    © 2014 Buckingham Old Gaol Trust - registered charity no. 292807 - an independent museum.

    Buckingham Old Gaol is a member of
    Visit Buckinghamshire - Buckingham Traders' Association - Milton Keynes Heritage Association

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