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Old Gaol Museum

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Lovely building

A very interesting building and museum. I love the shop which has some unusual gift ideas from... read more

Reviewed August 29, 2018
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Nice place for a short visit

This is a nice little place to visit if you have an hour to spare . There is not a great deal to... read more

Reviewed August 22, 2018
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Old Gaol Market Hill, Buckingham MK18 1JX, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I were at the ghost tour last Friday. Our tour guide was Matt who was very knowledgable on the tour. We went around the Jail first and then wondered the town stopping at various buildings. Matt then told us stories about that...More

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Mike S, Secretary, Buckingham Old Gaol Trust at Old Gaol Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks - glad you enjoyed it, and do come again!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is a small museum guide available at the information desk in the Visitor Centre as you enter tthe Old Gaol. You pay £3.50 but there are 15 small areas to walk through, including the former cells and ending in the one time Prisoners Exercise...More

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Reviewed August 29, 2018

A very interesting building and museum. I love the shop which has some unusual gift ideas from local makers. Friendly and helpful staff.

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Reviewed August 22, 2018

This is a nice little place to visit if you have an hour to spare . There is not a great deal to see as it is only small , but they have done their best to make it as interesting as possible . The...More

1  Thank carl64ad
Mike S, Trustee at Old Gaol Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2018

Did you visit the whole museum, or just the exhibition in the Exercise Yard?

Reviewed July 14, 2018

Interesting place to stop and stretch our legs. The tourist information office is always helpful when we pass through

1  Thank JethrotheMutant
Reviewed July 8, 2018

Small but packed with interesting finds. Everybody will find here something interesting. Children will look for activities marked by funny little mouse. Ladies will love beautiful laces and some connection with Lark Rise to Candleford, novel and drama. A must if you want to learn...More

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Reviewed April 21, 2018

The centrepiece of Buckingham: The Old Gaol, build from local Cotswold stone. Well preserved relic of days gone by. Well worth stopping by to have a look. Only a small charge to enter. Lots of tourist information.

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Reviewed April 11, 2018

We chose this venue for its photo opportunities and were not disappointed.. there was a lot of interest here, and we got some great photos.

1  Thank Sue L
Reviewed April 5, 2018 via mobile

Visited here today with children aged 5 and 8. We really enjoyed it. Not a huge place but plenty to see. Was worried the children may be slightly scared but nothing scary there. The children loved the Easter activities and quiz they did on the...More

1  Thank Mariah1509
Reviewed January 31, 2018

Having visited Buckingham a number of times before, I was determined to visit the gaol on this ocassion. The structure of the building along with the history was fascinating, though other information on display interested me little but I appreciate the effort involved. The 'fabric-of-the-building'...More

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Mary F
March 2, 2018|
Response from Mike S | Property representative |
Yes - about 50 yards from Buckingham town centre Bus Stand