About the museum

The County Museum was founded by the Bucks Archaeological Society in the mid 19thc and was operated by the County Council from 1957. In 2014 we started a new existence as the Bucks County Museum Trust which receives regular revenue support from the County Council and Milton Keynes City Council and is governed by an independent  Board of Trustees.

From its base in Church Street, Aylesbury the Trust seeks to distribute exhibitions , talks and activities across the County and is always interested in building new relations with Bucks partners. The Museum Resource Centre at Halton near Wendover is open by appointment and is the main collections store and HQ for the Museums Curatorial and technical staff.

The museum facilities are extensive and more information on any of them can be had by contacting us on the main museum telephone number 01296 331441.

Working for the County Museum

We are seeking to appoint a new Director for the Museum to succeed Richard de Peyer who will retire on June 16th. Applications should be made on the BCMT Application Form which can be downloaded from this location.  Further details including salary will be uploaded to the website shortly.

Where are we?

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School bookings

We are also able to take group and school bookings. At your request, we will tailor school visits to meet your needs and those of the curriculum. The museum is the perfect place to bring children to learn whilst they play. The website has substantial materials available on line and many themed workshops and teaching sessions at reasonable prices. Click here for more information.

Please call us for further information and a school pack.

To see our Reserve Collections in the flesh

Visit the Museum Resource Centre at Halton RAF camp near Wendover.

  • See what collections and information we look after from your town or village in Bucks or Milton Keynes
  • Learn more about items from local trades and industries like lace making and brick making
  • Study research collections: archaeological finds, clothing and textiles, paintings, prints and drawings or the County’s herbarium (plants), wildlife and fossils
  • Discover more about Bucks’ and Milton Keynes’ natural and cultural heritage

Open from Monday to Friday, 10am-5pm, visit free by appointment only. Groups of four or more charged at £5 per person.

To make an appointment contact:

Museum Resource Centre,  Tring Road, Halton, Aylesbury,   HP22 5PN
Telephone: 01296 624519           Email: museum@buckscountymuseum.org

For directions and a location map to reach the Resource Centre click here

Expert Advisers

Would you like to meet one of our expert curator staff – we have a range of useful specialisms! Click here to meet the team. One of our expert team will be available at the Museum  to help  with your enquiries in person every Thursday. Bring your objects and finds for identification,

Want to know more?

We have the most comprehensive museum collections in the area and provide a service for both Milton Keynes and Buckinghamshire residents.  To search our database please CLICK HERE .

To find out more about our archives, local history, people and places contact the Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies.

All information and prices correct at time of print: June 2015 please contact the museum to confirm all details and book. All workshops, teaching sessions and other services are subject to availability.

The Buckinghamshire County Museum Trust is a company registered in England and Wales with charity number 1153345 VAT registered no. 190261031. Buckinghamshire County Museum Enterprises Limited is a company registered in England and Wales company no. 8361953. VAT registered no 191907289