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List of museums in Buckinghamshire


List of museums in Buckinghamshire

This list of museums in businesses) that collect and care for objects of cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical interest and make their collections or related exhibits available for public viewing. Also included are non-profit art galleries and university art galleries. Museums that exist only in cyberspace (i.e., virtual museums) are not included.

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Name Image Town/City Type Summary
Amersham Museum Amersham Local Local history, culture, toys, fossils, archaeology, garden
Ascott House Ascott Historic house Operated by the National Trust, half-timbered Jacobean farmhouse, transformed by the de Rothschild family towards the end of the 19th century, features collection of paintings, fine furniture and superb oriental porcelain, gardens
Bletchley Park Bletchley Military Site of the United Kingdom's main decryption establishment in World War II, also includes National Museum of Computing, exhibits of toys, Winston Churchill, vintage cinema equipment, automobiles, 1940s secret post office
Boarstall Tower Boarstall Historic house Operated by the National Trust, 14th-century moated gatehouse and gardens
Buckingham Old Gaol Buckingham Local Local history, culture, rural life, prison cells, Royal Buckinghamshire Yeomanry
Buckinghamshire County Museum Aylesbury Multiple Local history, art, geology, costume, agriculture and industry. The museum includes the Roald Dahl Children's Gallery which uses characters and themes from Roald Dahl's books to stimulate children's interest in science, history and literature
Buckinghamshire Railway Centre Quainton Railway Includes vintage steam and diesel locomotives
Chenies Manor House Chenies Historic house Tudor manor house and gardens
Chesham Museum Chesham Local Local history, culture, industry
Chiltern Open Air Museum Chalfont St Giles Open air Includes over 30 buildings
Claydon House Middle Claydon Historic house Operated by the National Trust, 18th century rococo manor house and parkland
Cliveden Taplow Historic house Operated by the National Trust, part is open for tours, gardens with sculpture
Cowper & Newton Museum Olney Multiple Home of 18th-century poet William Cowper, local history exhibits, lace, and preacher John Newton
Dorney Court Dorney Historic house Early Tudor manor house and gardens
Haddenham Museum Haddenham Local Local history, culture, farming, industry
Hughenden Manor High Wycombe Historic house Operated by the National Trust, home of Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli
King's Head Inn, Aylesbury Aylesbury Historic house Operated by the National Trust, medieval coaching inn
Long Crendon Courthouse Aylesbury Historic house Operated by the National Trust, 15th-century two-story timber frame building
Milton's Cottage Chalfont St Giles Historic house Home of 17th-century poet John Milton
Milton Keynes Museum Milton Keynes Local Local history, culture, agriculture, memorabilia of the Wolverton railway works, historic telephones and switchboards, Post Office and British Telecom vehicles
MK Gallery Milton Keynes Art website, contemporary art
National Museum of Computing Bletchley Technology Located at Bletchley Park, historic computer systems
Nether Winchendon House Nether Winchendon Historic house Grand medieval manor house
Pitstone Green Museum Pitstone History website, exhibits include farming, country life, trades and professions, model railways, engines, vintage wireless equipment, photographic and electrical apparatus, WWII military aviation
Pitstone Windmill Pitstone Mill Operated by the National Trust, corn grinding windmill
Quainton Windmill Quainton Mill Early 19th-century tower mill
Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre Great Missenden Biographical Home of children's author Roald Dahl
Stowe House Stowe Historic house Operated by the National Trust, 18th century palatial house
Trenchard Museum Halton Military history museum Operated by RAF Halton
Waddesdon Manor Waddesdon Historic house Operated by the National Trust, 19th-century mansion owned by the de Rothschild family, features French 18th century decorative arts, English portraits, Dutch Golden Age paintings, 18th century books, drawings, textiles, 16th century limoges, enamel, majolica, silver
West Wycombe Park West Wycombe Historic house Operated by the National Trust, Italienate decorated mansion and gardens
Wycombe Museum High Wycombe Local Local history, culture, chair-making and area furniture industry, displays of Windsor chairs, lace, and natural history

See also


  • Visit Britain: Museums and Galleries in Buckinghamshire
  • Visit Buckinghamshire
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