Bucks County Museum

Church Street, Aylesbury HP20 2QP

Tel 01296 331441


We are a charitable company registered in England with charity number 1153345

County Museum opening times

Summer Holiday – open every day!
22 July – 5 September:
 open Monday to Saturday 10am – 5pm and SUNDAYS 12 noon – 4pm

October Half Term
21 – 28 October:
open Monday to Saturday 10am – 5pm

Outside school holidays we are open Tuesday to Saturday 10am – 5pm from 1 April to 29 October. 

Click here for Roald Dahl Children’s Gallery opening times

Aylesbury is an hour by train from London Marylebone or 25 minutes off the M25 via the A41. We advise visitors to park in a town centre car park and then walk to the Museum. It  is only a short, signposted walk from Market Square to the Museum, which is situated in the old part of the town, near St Mary’s Church. There is limited parking directly outside the museum for holders of disabled persons badges. For all information about Aylesbury including getting here and parking. 


We hope you will enjoy exploring our website. Pages include rich materials about our collections, what you can do at the County Museum and Gallery and an online search function that allows you to search our whole collection on line. If you want to know more about the Roald Dahl Childrens Gallery  there is a sister website devoted to it which you can access from the top logo.

The County Museum looks after collections made by the Buckinghamshire Archaeological Society (BAS), the internationally important collections of the Embroiderers Guild and those assembled by  the County Council over the past 50 years and is the main centre for studying the material past of the county. The museum is the designated home for the collections of the British Paralympic Heritage Trust object collections. A link to the BPHT follows.

Click here to visit BAS

Click here to learn more about the relationship with the Embroiderers Guild

Click here to visit the Embroiderers Guild website

Click here to visit the British Paralympic Heritage Trust website

Click here to find out about hosting Birthday parties at the museum

Click here to visit the Roald Dahl Childrens Gallery or continue on the County Museum pages

We have great facilities!

The museum Curiousity Coffee shop serves ice creams,  hot and cold drinks, cakes and light snacks all day and has a large garden area for fine weather.

Our shop is stocked with a variety of Roald Dahl books and souvenirs, Country books and related local produce, household and other gift ware

Getting here

  • The bus and train stations are only five minutes walk away from the museum.
  • There are several car parks within five minutes walking distance of the museum.
  • There is limited car parking space directly outside the museum for holders of disabled person’sblue badges.

Museum map


  • The main entrance to the museum is flat and is accessible to everyone.
  • If you require any assistance, museum assistants are on hand to help.
  • Guide dogs and hearing dogs are welcome in the museum.

The galleries

  • The ground floor includes the Touch of Bucks Gallery, the Aylesbury Gallery, the Victorian Room and the Special Exhibitions Gallery.
  • The Art Gallery is upstairs, and can be reached by the lift or the main staircase.
  • The Medieval Room is the only part of the museum that does not have flat access and cannot be reached via the lift.