Discover Bucks Museum in the heart of Aylesbury old town is a fascinating place to visit for all ages with an exciting programme of changing exhibitions and events throughout the year.
Discover Bucks Galleries
Five galleries packed full of objects and activities will delight and amaze visitors of all ages. Follow the story of Bucks people and landscapes from 200 million years ago to today in the Discover Bucks Galleries. See bones of a ferocious sea monster dug up in Aylesbury, a 3000-year-old Bronze Age sword and the Lenborough hoard of Anglo-Saxon coins.
Kids and adults will love the hands-on discovery including measuring themselves against a Neanderthal, touching a mammoth leg bone and feeling the weight of a Bronze Age sword.
Roald Dahl Children’s Gallery
Packed full of amazing exhibits, The Roald Dahl Children’s Gallery is like walking into an enormous pop-up book. Enjoy an experience like Charlie and Willy Wonka did as you travel through space in the Great Glass Elevator between the two floors.
Explore five themed areas each inspired by one of Roald Dahl’s wonderful stories.
James and the Giant Peach will take you into the world of the minibeasts. See a flea as big as your hand with the amazing video microscope. Crawl along Fantastic Mr Fox’s tunnel and discover things hidden underground.
The BFG can hear all the secret whisperings of the world – change the sound of your voice or listen with the extraordinary BFG Super Hearing Machine.
Food and Drink
Serving hot and cold drinks, cakes, sandwiches and hot soup, the Museum Café is a great place to relax and meet friends over coffee and light snack. Whether you are visiting an exhibition or just popping in for lunch, the café is open to all. During fine weather sit out and enjoy refreshments in the beautiful Victorian garden, Aylesbury’s best kept secret and an oasis of calm.
Travelling to Discover Bucks Museum
The Discover Bucks Museum is situated in the old part of the town of Aylesbury near St Mary’s Church. If you are travelling by car then visitors are advised to park in a town centre car park.
Travelling by Train
Aylesbury is an hour by train from London Marylebone. The train station is a short walk from the Museum, follow the signs to the Market Square. From here it is a short walk to the Museum, which is situated in the old part of the town, near St Mary’s Church.
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There are lots of places to stay in Aylesbury and the surrounding area. If you would like to explore some of the other attractions in the area then take a look at some of the wonderful self-catering cottages available from Snaptrip.
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