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!

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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

Tickets are valid for as many visits as you want - including event days - for 12 months from purchase date
Adults: £9.00
Children (aged 5-16): £6
Under 5s: free
Family (2 Adults + up to 4 Child): £26.00
Retired and unwaged: £7 (Disabled visitors - one carer free)

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.
Brass rubbing at the Museum

Autumn Half Term

  • 23 — 27 October 2017

Join us at half term when Milton Keynes Museum hosts five days of holiday activities geared to young visitors.

During half term there’ll be demonstrations, displays, and plenty of fun things to do as the Museum does its bit to occupy young and old while school is out.

Special attractions include fantastic science with our wacky professor. The weird and wonderful science shows take place every hour throughout the day.

Autumn is the perfect time to try out our nature trail, or challenge family or friends to one of the historic board games we’ve recreated in the courtyard.

Plus there’ll be children’s craft activities in the schoolroom.

During half-term we’re open every day, Monday through to Friday, 11am-4.30pm. And don’t forget that your entry ticket will allow you to revisit us for free for the next 12 months!

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Especially for children


Tickets are valid for as many visits as you want - including event days - for 12 months from purchase date
Adults: £9
Children aged 5-16: £6.00
Under 5s: free
Families (2 Adults + Up To Four Children): £26.00
Retired and unwaged: £7.00 (For our disabled visitors we are happy to admit one carer free of charge)



Victorian Family Christmas

  • 1 December 2017 4:30-7pm
  • 2 — 3 December 2017 1:30-6pm
  • 8 December 2017 4:30-7pm
  • 9 — 10 December 2017 1:30-6pm
  • 15 December 2017 4:30-7pm
  • 16 — 17 December 2017 1:30-6pm

Christmas is a magical time at the museum. Enjoy a glass of mulled wine, sing carols in the Victorian Parlour, make crafts in the old schoolroom, cook toast over an open fire in the kitchen and sample seasonal treats in the tearoom. Don't forget to visit Father Christmas.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Normal admission charges. Father Christmas £7 extra


Milton Keynes Museum
McConnell Drive
Milton Keynes
MK12 5EL

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