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15 Museums to explore in Buckinghamshire

Buckinghamshire

Buckinghamshire is a ceremonial county in South East England that borders Greater London to the south-east, Berkshire to the south, Oxfordshire to the west, Northamptonshire to the north, Bedfordshire to the north-east and Hertfordshire to the east.

Amersham Museum
Amersham Museum49 High St, Amersham HP7 0DP, UK

Amersham Museum is an award-winning museum located in a 15th-century building in the heart of old Amersham. The new museum displays explore life in the town in 1580, 1775, 1892, 1939, and 1964. Complete your visit with a wander through our wonderful herb garden, which is packed with plants used for medicinal purposes. It has collections of fossils and archaeological finds, including objects from Roman and medieval times, and displays on local crafts including chairmaking, lace making, and straw

Buckinghamshire County Museum
Buckinghamshire County MuseumChurch St, Aylesbury HP20 2QP, UK

Buckinghamshire County Museum in the heart of historic Aylesbury is a fascinating place to visit for all ages. Discover the county's natural and cultural heritage together with an exciting program of changing exhibitions and events throughout the year. Buckinghamshire's rich heritage is showcased through collections of archaeology, geology, costume, coins, and wildlife.

Buckinghamshire Railway Centre
Buckinghamshire Railway CentreQuainton Road Station, Station Rd, Quainton, Aylesbury HP22 4BY, UK

Buckinghamshire Railway Centre is a 25-acre working steam museum with one of the UK’s largest collections of locomotives, rolling stock and railway memorabilia. Its exhibits range from large express passenger locomotives to the humble shunting engine together with a host of smaller items recreating the golden age of steam.

Chiltern Open Air Museum
Chiltern Open Air MuseumNewland Park, Gorelands Ln, Chalfont St Peter, Chalfont Saint Giles HP8 4AB, UK

Chiltern Open Air Museum has an eclectic collection of over 30 rescued and reconstructed historic buildings that were the workplaces or homes of ordinary people. Within the Museum’s collection are WW1 and WW2 Nissen huts, 1940s post-war prefab with a Dig for Victory allotment, Victorian toll house, replica Iron Age roundhouse, tin chapel, blacksmith’s forge, vicarage, earth cottage, medieval barn, and lots more.

Cowper and Newton Museum
Cowper and Newton MuseumOlney MK46 4AJ, UK

The Cowper and Newton Museum is a museum in Olney, Buckinghamshire, England, in the Borough of Milton Keynes. This museum is housed in 'Orchard Side', the former home of 18th-century writer and poet William Cowper. The museum contains exhibits illustrating the life and times of the two men.

Milton Keynes Museum
Milton Keynes MuseumMcConnell Dr, Wolverton, Milton Keynes MK12 5EL, UK

This is one of the UK’s most family friendly museums where history comes to life with amazing stories, brilliant re-creations, and displays you can touch and try out. It includes the Stacey Hill Collection of rural life, consisting of agricultural, domestic, industrial, and social objects connected to the area before the 1967 foundation of Milton Keynes.

Milton's Cottage
Milton's Cottage21 Deanway, Chalfont Saint Giles HP8 4JH, UK

Milton's Cottage is the only surviving home of the visionary poet and parliamentarian, John Milton and the place where he completed his epic masterpiece, Paradise Lost. Today it is open to the public as a museum. It retains the charm of the 17th century home that Milton would have known whilst housing one of the world’s most important collections relating to the writer on open display.

Natural History Museum at Tring
Natural History Museum at TringThe Walter Rothschild Building, Akeman St, Tring HP23 6AP, UK

The Natural History Museum at Tring was built in 1889 to house the incredible zoological collections of Walter Rothschild. It houses one of the finest collections of stuffed mammals, birds, reptiles and insects in the United Kingdom.

The Canal Museum, Stoke Bruerne
The Canal Museum, Stoke BruerneBridge Rd, Stoke Bruerne, Towcester NN12 7SE, UK

The Canal Museum is a treasure trove of stories, films, collections and displays all about our waterways which was found in the heart of the beautiful village of Stoke Bruerne on the Grand Union Canal. With a wide range of exhibits and a free audio commentary to guide you as you explore, the museum is the key to understanding the rich waterway heritage of Stoke Bruerne and the Grand Union Canal.

The National Museum of Computing
The National Museum of ComputingBlock H, Bletchley Park, Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK3 6EB, UK

The National Museum of Computing is home to the world's largest collection of working historic computers. This museum enables visitors to follow the development of computing from the ultra-secret pioneering efforts of the 1940s through the large systems and mainframes of the 1950s, 60s and 70s, and the rise of personal computing in the 1980s and beyond.

The Roald Dahl Children's Gallery
The Roald Dahl Children's Gallery9 Church St, Aylesbury HP20 2QP, UK

The Roald Dahl Children's Gallery is a children's museum that uses characters and themes from the books of Roald Dahl to stimulate children's interest in science, history and literature. The Roald Dahl Children's Gallery is a children's museum that uses characters and themes from the books of Roald Dahl to stimulate children's interest in science, history and literature.

The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre
The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre81-83 High St, Great Missenden HP16 0AL, UK

The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre is a museum in the village of Great Missenden in Buckinghamshire, England. It aimed at 6 to 12 year olds and their families, has three fun and fact-packed galleries full of hands-on displays and activities. There are always free craft activities on offer, and an exciting range of workshops, events, and free storytelling sessions are run in the school holidays and at weekends.

The Stanley Spencer Gallery
The Stanley Spencer Gallery16 High St, Cookham, Maidenhead SL6 9SJ, UK

The Stanley Spencer Gallery is an art museum in the South of England dedicated to the life and work of the artist Stanley Spencer. The gallery holds the largest collection of Spencer's works anywhere in the world. It contains examples of his religious paintings and his portraits, along with drawings, letters, and other personal items. Amongst the wonderful exhibits in a changing exhibition, there are always loans from the finest art galleries in the UK as well as from private collectors.

Waddesdon Manor
Waddesdon ManorWaddesdon, Aylesbury HP18 0JH, UK

Waddesdon Manor is one of the most extraordinary houses in England, not only for its architecture and luxurious and colourful French interior decor, but also for its collections of superb English portraits and Dutch Old Masters, as well as books, manuscripts and exquisite textiles. Families can explore Waddesdon with seasonal trails and children's activities. There's also a woodland playground that winds through the trees and plenty of space to run around and explore.

Wycombe Museum & Wedding Venue
Wycombe Museum & Wedding VenueCastle Hill Wedding Venue, Wycombe Museum, Priory Ave, High Wycombe HP13 6PX, UK

Wycombe Museum is a free local museum located in the town of High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England. A historic grade-II listed wedding venue in High Wycombe, minutes from the town and hotels. Set in beautiful grounds couples may hire Castle Hill House exclusively or our individual event rooms.

Map of Museums to explore in Buckinghamshire