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Buckingham Old Gaol Museum

  • Buckingham
  • Indoor
  • Ages 9+
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Attraction Information

Located in the heart of historic market town of Buckingham, the iconic Old Gaol was built in 1748 in the style of a castle as a purpose built prison, with later additions in 1839 by the famous local architect George Gilbert Scott.

It is one of the key visitor attractions of Buckingham with a museum, a tourist information centre, a gift shop, and a second hand bookstore.

Buckingham Old Gaol Museum tells the story of Buckingham and north Bucks 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.

Many special events are arranged during school holidays for children.

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Opening hours

Monday to Saturday 10:00 - 16:00 (Last admission 15:30)


Adult: £3.50

Child: £2.00

Family (2 adults, 2 children): £9.00

Travel & Contact Information


The Old Gaol, Market Hill, Buckingham, Buckinghamshire, MK18 1JX, England

Phone number

01280 823020



Click here to visit Buckingham Old Gaol Museum's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking nearby.

Yes, there are toilets and baby changing facilities.

A large toilet is available, suitable for disabled use.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Buckingham Old Gaol Museum has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Buckingham Old Gaol Museum has not told us about their dining options.

A wide range of cafes, restaurants and pubs are within 100 yards of Buckingham Old Gaol including a Subway and traditional fish and chips next door.

No, Buckingham Old Gaol Museum is not wheelchair friendly.

No, Buckingham Old Gaol Museum have stated they are not pushchair friendly.

Buckingham Old Gaol Museum has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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