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Old Gaol Museum

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Jayne B wrote a review Mar 2020
38 contributions8 helpful votes
Quite a little gem in the centre of town lots of local history from dinosaurs to 1980s we spent around 2 hrs looking and remembering (more recent ) and learning too
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Date of experience: February 2020
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jamessN445KS wrote a review Feb 2020
Fareham, United Kingdom14 contributions4 helpful votes
Arrived in Buckingham one very rainy afternoon and looking for something to do we came across the Old Gaol and museum, which is central to the market square. We were pleasantly suprised at the history surrounding the area, especially in relation to the Civil War and Oliver Cromwell, who actually stayed in Buckingham on several occassions. This exhibits in the Museum reflect both the Civil war and much earlier times. The exhibits on coinage and the local Mint being of particular interest. The cells in the Gaol were very claustrophobic especially with the lights out, however they were apparantly only used for locals and invariably just for the night following a few beers too many. The highlight of the day for my partner was the exhibition for Flora Thompson who was the author of the 'Candleford' series of books. There is a collection of her various books in several languages, her actual typewriter and items of clothing and other memorabilia donated to the museum by the cast of the Larkrise to Candleford TV series that was filmed in the locality. The day became complete when we left the Museum to find it had stopped raining.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Jean L wrote a review Feb 2020
Nottingham, United Kingdom15 contributions2 helpful votes
Visited the museum while staying in Buckingham - a lovely little town with lots going on there. The museum, although small, was most interesting and the building in which it is housed is unusual - looking like a small castle. The staff were exceptionally helpful - firstly on the day of our museum visit and then the following day to get advice at the Tourist Information bureau. We were told of two very interesting places to visit - great advice indeed.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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T & J's Travels wrote a review Feb 2020
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The museum is good value for money at only £3.50 per adult. There are lots of objects and information inside telling the history of Buckingham, more so than actual information on the gaol. Would have been good to have had one of the cells open and showing what they would have been like for the prisoners. We particularly enjoyed the exercise yard at the end where you can dress up as a prisoner, good photo opportunity. Definitely worth a visit if in Buckingham.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Rosie4499 wrote a review Oct 2019
Glastonbury, United Kingdom93 contributions20 helpful votes
Called in to see this and it was great. The exercise yard was amazing. Lots of interesting exhibits. Note, no card payment available.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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