The Courtyard, former exercise yard, available to hire
The museum is featured on the national Culture 24 website, the Days Out with the Kids directory, and is a Visit Buckinghamshire Family Friendly Museum.
Some items you can see when you visit the museum:
The Danish Vikings conquered the North of England and attacked southern England many times. King Edward, son of Alfred the Great, came to Buckingham about 915 and built a fort on Castle Hill, where this Viking spear was found.
The Saxon King Athelstan said that each county town should have a mint and coins were made here for nearly 100 years. But many coins made in Buckingham are now in Danish and Swedish museums. Listen to the coiner now by clicking here.
This is the full dress uniform of the Royal Bucks Hussars. There are more uniforms, Shakos and Shapkas, horse pistols, and swords to see. Follow the story of the Royal Bucks Yeomanry through the wars, against Napoleon, in the Crimea and in the First World War.
In the old Exercise Yard, with its modern glass roof, you can enjoy our temporary exhibitions and special events, as well as finding out more about the history of the iconic Old Gaol building.
More information about the Buckinghamshire Military Museum Trust can be found on their website.
Valid from 4 January 2011 until further notice
Adults £3.50, Children £2.00 children, under fives free
Special value family ticket - £9.00 (2 adults and up to 3 children)
Buckingham Heritage Trust members - free
Join the Old Gaol and receive free entry
In many rooms there are objects that small children can touch and enjoy - a fossil, a Roman pot, a swan, a steam engine, and during school holidays look out for special events aimed at children - see the events page for the latest news.
School visits and groups such as local history or U3A are welcome to visit by appointment, please call 01280 823020 for details.