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Old Gaol Museum, Buckingham

(4/5 based on 85+ reviews on the web)
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.
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  • Did you know that Buckingham has its own patron saint, a baby named Rumbold? Also that it once had its own police force and coinage? Just a few of the facts I learned on my visit to the town museum wh...  more »
  • A lovely local attraction centred in the middle of Buckingham. A beautifully preserved building, great displays and very interesting information provided about the local history of the town! Can recom...  more »
  • You can't miss the building if you're in Buckingham, it's situated right in the main street. It also houses the Tourist Information Centre. Entry at £3.50 was, I thought at first, a bit steep, but the...  more »
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  • Stumbled across this place on a random bike ride. Lovely building in a lovely town
  • great history