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QUIZ NIGHT: CANCELLED
Friday 10th May 2024, 7pm
Due to unforeseen circumstances, we have had to cancel the Quiz Night. What a shame! Many apologies to all those who bought tickets - you can refund them at the Old Gaol shop.

 

MUSEUM CLOSED TO PUBLIC:
Tuesday 2nd July 2024





 

Do some Time in the Old Gaol ...

Explore the cells where poachers, drunks and even the odd murderer were locked away.
(We promise we won't lock you in!)

Can you guess how one prisoner escaped over the wall of the exercise yard?

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The Highs (and Lows) of Local History

Rogues and royalty.

National crisis and domestic drama.

War, fire, and funny things going on in the night: Buckingham has seen it all.

What forgotten treasures were left behind to tell the tale?

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Magnificent Women of Buckingham

Queen Katherine of Aragon.
Queen Victoria.
Medical pioneer Florenc
e Nightingale.
Auth
or Flora Thompson.
Numerous wome
n, from the top of society to the bottom, made their mark on Buckingham. Find out how. 

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Buried Treasure!

Since Saxon times, Buckingham had the privilege of hosting a royal mint.
Inspect coins from the £1.35m Lenborough Hoard, a
s well as our rare Half-Angel coin unearthed in 2021 within two miles of the Old Gaol.

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William Paragreen of Bufflers Holt was sentenced to two months imprisonment for taking a hare from a trap.

One in three prisoners at the Old Gaol was a poacher.

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Check out the Grimsdale Chronicles
Dive into the history of Buckingham! Allow local historian Ed Grimsdale to guide you through fascinating tales of our town and gaol. Go back in time.

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FROM OUR VISITOR BOOK

So much
to see!

J.H.
BUCKINGHAM
UK

A wide selection of treasures

E.G.
LEEK
UK

What a surprise!
So much history!

G.M.
ZURICH
SWITZERLAND

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