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“Interesting local history”
Review of Old Gaol Museum

Old Gaol Museum
Ranked #3 of 16 things to do in Buckingham
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Reviewed May 3, 2014

Interesting local history about Buckingham and the county in general from stone age to modern times. The gaol itself is fascinating especially the cells and exercise yard. Worth a visit!

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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.

1  Thank Eddie M
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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.

2  Thank bookworm48London
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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

1  Thank Ian C
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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.

1  Thank hmiwmp
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