Milton Keynes Museum

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

Forties Weekend

  • 5 — 6 September 2015 11am-4:30pm *on now

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

Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days: WW2 Home Front 1939-1945

  • 10 — 12 September 2015

This exhibition showcases a snapshot of life on the ‘Home Front’ during WW2 in the Milton Keynes area. It contains artifacts and memorabilia and also features photographs and extracts from recorded interviews held in the World War II people’s history collection at Living Archive Milton Keynes

We hope this exhibition will inform younger generations as well as preserve and celebrate individual contributions to the war effort.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/directory/ww2-home-front-1939-1945

Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days: Milton Keynes Museum and Annual Beer Festival

  • 10 — 12 September 2015

Victorian farmhouse and school room, street of shops, working telephones, Hall of Transport and much more in a beautiful setting of an historical Victorian Model Farm site that was once part of Dr John Radcliffe's Estate. Visitors will also be invited to the Annual Beer Festival - a selection of real ales and cider available for purchase. BBQ included.

Milton Keynes Museum will also host 'The Best Company', an outdoor theatre show which has been created as part of Great War MK project, exploring the impact of the First World War on the communities of Milton Keynes on Saturday 12 September at 4.15pm and 7.15pm (see separate event)

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

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

Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days: The Great War Remembered

  • 12 September 2015

Come and view a selection of five short films inspired by Living Archive's First World War Collection. Screened in a loop in the unique setting of Festive Road's full size replica of a Mark I tank installation.

The short films contain imagery taken during WW1 and some content might not be suitable for younger children.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/directory/the-great-war-remembered

Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days: Festive Road presents... 'The Best Company' (Milton Keynes Museum)

  • 12 September 2015

Festive Road presents 'The Best Company', an outdoor theatre show which has been created as part of Great War MK project, exploring the impact of the First World War on the communities of Milton Keynes.

Two performances at: 1.15pm and 4.15pm which last approximately 40 minutes each.

The Best Company is a free show and suitable for a family audience
a very funny take on a very real struggle as four friends get a WW1 tank into battle.

The Best Company are on their way to the Western Front but the external conflict is not the only thing occupying the crew’s thoughts. As we see, life inside the Mark 1 tank is busy, noisy and smelly. Tension among the company escalates and a hilarious and bizarre internal conflict occurs. As the tank spins, the characters actions become more and more surreal... war is declared and the engine judders to a holt!
Will the Best Company get the Tank started again? Will they make it to the front line? Come and find out...

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/directory/festive-road-presents...-the-best-company-milton-keynes-museum

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/

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

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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