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“A Lovely Little Gem”
Review of Old Gaol Museum

Old Gaol Museum
Ranked #3 of 19 things to do in Buckingham
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

This is a lovely little museum. It is a typical small market town Gaol. It's worth a browse and the little shop has some nice little mementoes.

It's also available to hire and makes an interesting venue.

4  Thank HappyAnn61
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Reviewed March 17, 2013

Your average county town museum. Worth a visit if your visiting buckingham, tells the history of the town well. Slightly dated exhibits however

4  Thank Gavin Y
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

Very helpful lady in the ticket shop, good to go round and learn things that you wouldnt otherwise think of in a gaol, worth a visit

4  Thank lynne037
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Reviewed January 12, 2013

Small but packed with interesting local artefacts and history. Good fun and they have brilliant kids activities in the school holidays.

2  Thank Lauren S
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Reviewed January 5, 2013 via mobile

We visited Buckingham as part of our slightly wacky 'discover Britain' programme - we head off for somewhere we've never been to see what's there.

The museum is well laid out and adopts a chronological rather than a more modern thematic approach which suited us fine. Considerable thought has been given to the way in which objects are displayed and also what has been included from local benefactors - often a problem in local museums that display all of "Miss X's bequest".

Not one to make a detour for but if you are in the town it's well worth a visit, despite the slightly off putting entrance charge.

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