About BMMT

The Buckinghamshire Military Museum Trust preserves the heritage of the local military units raised in the historic county of Buckinghamshire in England from the 1500s onwards, including the Militia, Yeomanry, Volunteers, Territorials, and Home Guard. The Trust was established in December 1985. 

Opening times:

Old Gaol Museum, Buckingham is currently closed

Claydon exhibits currently in store

How to find us  

Old Gaol

MK18 1JX

 

Claydon House

MK18 2EY

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Features & Events

As part of the Centenary Commemoration of the Great War, we at BMMT hosted a number of County wide events, and supported wide and diverse projects, between 2014 and 2018. We are now hosting events for the 80th anniversary of the Second World War, as well as celebrating other aspects of the County’s military past.

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Our Collections

The Trust preserves uniforms, flags, weapons, equipment, documents, paintings, and photographs relating to the amateur military forces raised in Bucks since the 1500s.

Intended mainly for home defence against foreign invasion – from the Spanish Armada to Napoleon and Hitler – these citizen soldiers were just as significant for their high visibility in the local community, involving a far wider section of society in military affairs than the small regular army, which was often out of sight and out of mind serving overseas. The Trust’s collections reflect this dual military and social function.

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Sound & Film

Bucks Yeomanry Guidon Conservation by Katherine Barker BA (Hons) BSc AMA ACR
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Object of the Month

A prosthetic hand made at the Roehampton Hospital for Corporal George William Adkins, MM. Adkins was the son of a schoolmaster from Stokenchurch and a pupil at the Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe.

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Adkins served in the Culham College Company, 4th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry while training as a teacher before the war. He began his teaching career in Essex, re-enlisting on 8 August 1914 into the 5th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. He was posted to the 1/4th Battalion in May 1915. On 16 July 1916 whilst the battalion was being relieved in the trenches, he sustained a gunshot wound to the right hand, losing three fingers. He was discharged in December 1916. Queen Mary’s Convalescent Auxiliary Hospital – known as the Human Repair Factory – opened in June 1915, and became a pioneering rehabilitation centre and provider of prosthetic services for those who had lost limbs.

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Commission No: 1189645
Registered Museum No: 1550

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