A BIG thank you to everybody who visited us in 2023.
The Old Gaol will be closed on Thursday 15th February 2024 from 10am to 1pm.
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?
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?
Magnificent Women of Buckingham
Queen Katherine of Aragon.
Medical pioneer Florence Nightingale.
Author Flora Thompson.
Numerous women, from the top of society to the bottom, made their mark on Buckingham. Find out how.
Since Saxon times, Buckingham had the privilege of hosting a royal mint.
Inspect coins from the £1.35m Lenborough Hoard, as well as our rare Half-Angel coin unearthed in 2021 within two miles of the Old Gaol.
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.