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“Can you escape?” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Old Gaol Museum

Old Gaol Museum
Ranked #4 of 19 things to do in Buckingham
Certificate of Excellence
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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316 reviews
202 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 298 helpful votes
“Can you escape?”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2014

This is the Old Gaol in the centre of Buckingham. It is cheap to wander around and has plenty of interesting stuff about the local area, it's just a pity there wasn't a bit more about the gaol itself. As long as you take the time to read and observe you can spend an hour here easily.

Visited April 2014
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English first
London
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151 reviews
92 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“unique and interesting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2014

We spent a happy 11/2 hours going round this handsome building bang in the middle of the town, in and out of the cells, reading up on the history of the town and the gaol. There is also a room dedicated to Flora Thomson, the author of From Larkrise to Candleford, who was born near Buckingham. The Tourist Information is located in the entrance of the jail. Secondhand books are for sale at the gaol reception desk. Friendly lady manning the desk, happy to explain things.

Visited April 2014
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Small, but quaint”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2014

The local Town museum is contained within the old gaol. Worth a brief visit, but the exterioir is the main attraction. A good centrepiece for the town

Visited November 2013
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Glasgow, Scotland
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32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Perfect distraction for children pre Christmas”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2014

Warm welcome. Helpful staff. Chatty Santa. Great activities for kids (Xmas themed). Putting kids in convict uniforms and then in the stocks.

Visited December 2013
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Good value - Old Gaol Museum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2014

We had an enjoyable visit with my daughter (aged 9) and son (aged 2). There is a lot of interesting information, artefacts and resources for the children. Considered it to be very good value for a few hours out. The staff are all volunteers and are very helpful and friendly. The little gift shop has some nice items and lots of tourist information.

Visited December 2013
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