Buckinghamshire County Museum

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Our award winning County Museum is in the attractive old town area of Aylesbury in beautifully restored buildings, some dating from the 15th century. The museum showcases the County's rich heritage alongside a changing programme of exhibitions in the Buckinghamshire Art Gallery and we also have the Roald Dahl Children's Gallery.

Our collections include Archaeology - all the prehistoric, Roman and medieval finds from Bucks and Milton Keynes; Wildlife - plants and animals, birds and insects; Fossils, rocks and minerals; Clothing from Georgian times right up to the 21st century; Textiles - lace, needlework, patchwork and quilts; Buckinghamshire social history of every shape and size; Contemporary studio pottery; Pictures - paintings, drawings and prints.

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Opening hours

March to October: Mon-Sat 10.00-17.00
Novemebr to February: Mon-Sat 10.00-16.00

Closed: Sun

Admission charges

Admission free

Collection details

Archaeology, Archives, Weapons and War, Natural Sciences, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, World Cultures, Fine Art, Medicine, Music, Coins and Medals, Personalities, Science and Technology, Social History, Land Transport

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

The Art of Islam

  • 26 March — 24 September 2016 *on now

Treasures on display include carpets, paintings, furniture, metalwork, jewellery, splendid calligraphy from across the Near East, Pakistan and Muslim India.

Exhibits borrowed from the British Museum, Birmingham City Museum and Art gallery, the Horniman Museum and from a major private collection.



Roald Dahl's Bucks

  • 2 July 2016 — 7 January 2017

Discover Roald Dahl’s connections to Bucks and its inspiration for many of his famous children’s and adult stories.

Buckinghamshire has had a great influence on Roald Dahl as a writer. We can see the county’s influences throughout his writing both in his books for children and short stories for adults

Suitable for

  • Family friendly



Buckinghamshire County Museum
Church Street
HP20 2QP







01296 337889

recorded information

01296 331441


01296 334884

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