Bletchley Park

The Mansion, Bletchley
Milton Keynes MK3 6EB

During WW2 the German armed forces top secret codes were broken at Bletchley Park, providing the allies with vital information towards their war effort. The world's first programmable computer and other technologies we take for granted today were initiated at Bletchley Park.

Bradenham Village - National Trust

Nr High Wycombe HP14 4HF

The church and 17th-century manor house (not open) provide an impressive backdrop to the sloping village green. A network of paths provides easy access for walkers to explore the delightful surrounding countryside - which includes hills, farmland and classic Chilterns beech woods.

Buckinghamshire Railway Centre

Quainton Road Station, Quainton
Aylesbury HP22 4BY

Founded in 1969 by the London Railway Preservation Society, the Buckinghamshire Railway Centre is one of the leading steam museums in the country; covering 25 acres, the collection of steam locomotives and other railway vehicles is one of the largest outside the National Railway Museum.

Chiltern Open Air Museum

Newland Park, Gorelands Lane
Chalfont St Giles HP8 4AB

An outstanding collection of historic buildings, rescued from destruction and rebuilt in 45 acres of beautiful Chilterns landscape. Explore the buildings including a 1940s Prefab from Amersham, a Victorian Vicarage Room from Thame, and a 19th-century earth cottage from Haddenham.

Claydon - National Trust

Middle Claydon
Buckingham MK18 2EY

The extraordinary architecture of the house includes extravagant rococco and chinoiserie decoration, other features include the unique Chinese Room and parquetry Grand Stairs. In continuous occupation by the Verney family for over 380 years. All Saints Church (not NT) in the grounds, is also open to the public. Collections: Mementoes of Florence Nightingale, a relation of the family who was a regular visitor.

Cowper & Newton Museum, The

The Cowper and Newton Museum, Orchard Side, Market Place
Olney MK46 4AJ

The museum celebrates two great men who lived in Olney: the leading 18th century poet and letter writer William Cowper and his friend, John Newton who wrote the hymn 'Amazing Grace'. Newton was instrumental in persuading William Wilberforce to campaign in Parliament for the abolition of the slave trade.

Ford End Watermill

Station Road
Ivinghoe LU7 9EA

This little mill, recorded in 1767 but certainly very much older, was in use until 1963. Restored by volunteers, and now maintained and run by Ford End Watermill Society, it is the only remaining working watermill in Buckinghamshire with original machinery.

Hughenden - National Trust

Thames and Solent Region, Hughenden Manor
High Wycombe HP14 4LA

Queen Victoria's trusted prime minister Benjamin Disraeli lived here from 1848 until his death in 1881. Most of his pictures, furniture and books remain in this, his private retreat from the rigours of parliamentary life.

John Milton's Cottage

Chalfont St Giles HP8 4JH

Milton's Cottage is the only extant home of John Milton, the great English poet and parliamentarian, in Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire. Collections: The cottage contains one of the finest collections of 17th century and other early editions of Milton's poetic and prose works.

King's Head - National Trust

King's Head Passage, Market Square
Aylesbury HP20 2RW

Set in the heart of this historic market town, the King's Head is one of England's best preserved coaching inns. Dating back to 1455, the building has many fascinating architectural features - including stained-glass windows, exposed wattle and daub and the original stabling for the inn.

Milton Keynes Museum

McConnell Drive, Wolverton
Milton Keynes MK12 5EL

Welcome to Milton Keynes Museum, where we preserve the history of Britain's newest city. Housed in a beautiful Victorian farmstead, our large and constantly changing selection of displays have something for all the family.

National Museum of Computing, The

Block H, Bletchley Park
Bletchley MK3 6EB

The National Museum of Computing, located at Bletchley Park, is an independent charity housing the largest collection of functional historic computers in Europe, including a rebuilt Colossus, the world's first electronic computer and the WITCH, the world's oldest working digital computer. The 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.

Stowe - National Trust

Stowe Landscape Gardens
Buckingham MK18 5EH

Stowe is a 100ha (250 acre) work of art, both beautiful and full of meaning. With its ornamental lakes, glorious open spaces and wooded valleys, adorned with over 40 temples and monuments, it is one of the supreme creations of the Georgian era.

Stowe House

Stowe House Preservation Trust, Stowe House
Buckingham MK18 5EH

Since the 18th century, Stowe has welcomed monarchs, poets, politicians and high society to delight in its Neo-classical splendour. The house is now part of a major public school, since 1923 and has been owned by Stowe House Preservation Trust since 2000.

West Wycombe Park - National Trust

West Wycombe Park
West Wycombe HP14 3AJ

Perfectly preserved rococo landscape garden surrounding a neo-classical mansion. The garden was created in the mid-18th century by Sir Francis Dashwood, founder of the Dilettanti Society and the Hellfire Club.

Wycombe Museum

Priory Avenue
High Wycombe HP13 6PX

Friendly local museum set in an 18th century house with attractive grounds. Collections include historic Windsor chairs from the Chilterns traditional furniture industry, local history objects from Wycombe District and an art collection including oils, watercolours and sculpture.