Milton Keynes Museum

Milton Keynes Museum
McConnell Drive
Wolverton
Milton Keynes
Buckinghamshire
MK12 5EL
England

logo: Heritage Open Days 2014

Website

www.mkmuseum.org.uk

E-mail

info@mkmuseum.org.uk

Telephone

01908 316222

Fax

01908 319148

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Milton Keynes Museum
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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.

The museum follows the history of the Milton Keynes area, including North Buckinghamshire and South Northamptonshire, from 1800 to the present day. Our collections include social, domestic, industrial and agricultural items with a connection to the area: each has a story to tell!

Venue Type:

Museum

Opening hours

01 April- 31 October
Wed-Sun 11:00-16:30
01 November - 31 March
Sat-Sun 11:00-16:30
See our website for other event details

Closed: Mon and Tues all year except Milton Keynes Spring, Summer and Autumn half-terms

Admission charges

Adults: £7.50
Concessions: £6.00
Family (2 Adults + 4 Child): £22.00
Season tickets: Adults £25; Cocessions £20; Families £60.

Collection details

Agriculture, Archives, Industry, Land Transport, Science and Technology, Social History, Trade and Commerce

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Milton Keynes Museum

Phones and Post Office Vehicles Day

  • 26 April 2015 11am-4:30pm *on now

Among a host of attractions to enjoy:

Postal &Telephone Vehicles from the last 80 years
Working switchboards and exchange equipment
Working telegraph and telephone equipment
Operational mobile telephone exchange
Post Office films and videos
Stalls & Display stands

This event is in conjunction with The Post Office Vehicle Club.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Adults: £7.50
Concessions/Children: £6.00 (under 5s free)
Families (2 Adults + Up To Four Children): £22.00

Website

http://www.miltonkeynesmuseum.org.uk/phone-post-office-vehicles-day-26th-april/

Milton Keynes Museum

Time Travelling History Festival

  • 9 — 10 May 2015 11am-4:30pm

Running from 11am-4.30pm the festival features tented encampments spanning two millennia: from Roman times through medieval Britain and the Wars of the Roses, through to the English Civil War and 1940s Britain.

At each camp visitors will get the chance to experience hands-on how life was lived by our ancestors, from homemaking and entertainment through to firing a musket.

Special attractions also include a travelling ‘mint’ where you can see coins through the ages being stamped. And a merchant trader from Roman times, selling his wares.

The History Festival takes our hands-on approach to history to an even greater level, filling the whole site with the sounds, smells, sights and experiences of our ancestors. It’s a unforgettable day out for the whole family.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Adults: £7.50
Concessions/Children: £6.00
Families (2 Adults + Up To Four Children): £22.00

Website

http://www.miltonkeynesmuseum.org.uk/history-festival/

Milton Keynes Museum

Lawnmower Day

  • 17 May 2015 11am-4:30pm

The club promotes the collection, preservation and display of lawn mowers made from 1830 onwards.

Usually there is a great selection of mowers on show, ranging in age from the 1830s through to some relatively modern machines from the 1980s. This is a great day to see some fascinating old machinery on display and in action.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Adults: £7.50
Concessions/Children: £6.00
Families (2 Adults + Up To Four Children): £22.00

Website

http://www.miltonkeynesmuseum.org.uk/lawnmower-day-17th-may/

Milton Keynes Museum

Look At Life

  • 23 — 24 May 2015 11am-4:30pm

Organised in association with The Parks Trust and local wildlife charities the attractions include:

fascinating microscope safaris
pond dipping for watery mini beasts
rambles on the nature trail
demonstrations and identifications.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Especially for children

Admission

Adults £7.50
Children and Concessions £6.00 (under 5s free)
Families (2 adults and up to 4 children) £22.00

Website

http://www.miltonkeynesmuseum.org.uk/look-at-life-23rd-and-24th-may/

Milton Keynes Museum

Summer Half Term

  • 25 — 29 May 2015

From 25-29 May there’ll be demonstrations, displays, and dozens of fun things to do as the Museum does its bit to occupy young and old while school is out.

Among the attractions will be extraordinary science demonstrations with Professor Beamish, fantastic magic lantern shows, the chance to turn back the clock and make music the way the Victorians did, and domestic science in the kitchen making hot buttered toast over the range.

All the usual attractions are also waiting to entrance those who prefer their history living and breathing, from attending a class in the Victorian schoolroom, playing with toys from another age, to the irresistible hands-on Connected Earth gallery where the story of how we communicate is told. As usual, our granary cafe will be providing delicious goodies to keep energy levels up.

Best of all, prices are being held: so two adults and up to four children are guaranteed a full day out for just £25. The Museum is open from 11am-4.30pm every day during half-term.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Adults: £7.50
Concessions/Children: £6.00 (under 5s free)
Families (2 Adults + Up To Four Children): £22.00

Website

http://www.miltonkeynesmuseum.org.uk/summer-half-term-25th-29th-may/

Milton Keynes Museum

Victorian Weekend

  • 11 — 12 July 2015 11am-4:30pm

Roll-up, roll-up to be enthralled by the Palace of Curiosities, a Victorian fairground show full of mystery, fascination and fun.

Visit the street of shops and talk and buy from our shopkeepers in Victorian costume.

Drop in and hear how Jack the Ripper terrorised Victorian London. We’ve got author and Jack the Ripper expert Neil Storey giving talks throughout the event.

Take a seat in the classroom for a taste of school 150 years ago.

Drop into the tearoom and experience the clock turning back.

Meet the staff of a Victorian household and learn how it was run.

The weekend promises to bring to life an era much-loved by TV and film dramas.

Why not come in costume yourself and experience an age or exploration, discovery, learning and progress?

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Adults: £7.50
Concessions/Children: £6.00 (under 5s free)
Families (2 Adults + Up To Four Children): £22.00

Website

http://www.miltonkeynesmuseum.org.uk/victorian-weekend/

Milton Keynes Museum

Forties Weekend

  • 5 — 6 September 2015 11am-4:30pm

Over the two days visitors can look forward to:

Live music from Lola Lamour plus 1940s sounds and dance displays
Re-enactors throughout the Museum, bringing its galleries to bustling life
Parades from the Home Guard and a visit from Winston Churchill
A wartime kitchen exhibition
Domestic and military vehicles from the era
A drink in the Angel public house and homemade cakes in the vintage tea room
Plus much more.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Admission

Adults: £7.50
Concessions/Children: £6.00 (under 5s free)
Families (2 Adults + Up To Four Children): £22.00

Website

http://www.miltonkeynesmuseum.org.uk/forties-weekend/

Milton Keynes Museum

Heritage Open Days 2015

  • 10 — 13 September 2015

We’ve been participating in the national Heritage Open Days scheme for many years and love welcoming visitors to discover heritage for themselves.

While you’re visiting, you might like to pop into the Angel Inn in our street of shops for a taste of one of our special collection of real ales and ciders.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Please refer to the Heritage Open Days website for booking details and timings.

Website

http://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/directory/milton-keynes-museum-open-days-and-annual-beer-festival

Milton Keynes Museum

Transport Day

  • 20 September 2015 11am-4:30pm

Each year more than 250 vehicles take over the Museum site travelling from all over the country.

Buses and coaches, military vehicles, motorbikes, minis and much much more are among those who will revving engines and allowing the rest of us to relive the days when motoring was about romance and the joy of an open road.

The Festival also boasts craft stalls, model railway displays, a BBQ, plus all the Museum’s other popular attractions.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Adults: £7.50
Concessions/Children: £6.00 (under 5s free)
Families (2 Adults + Up To Four Children): £22.00

Website

http://www.miltonkeynesmuseum.org.uk/transport-day/

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