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

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.
A music organ

Organ Festival

  • 7 — 8 October 2017 11am-4:30pm

Milton Keynes Museum will be transporting visitors to the days of fairground fun with the return of its popular Organ Festival this October.

Organs were the soundtrack of the fairground, and the music making machines are still a thrill for those who remember the charming machines from their youth.

Visitors will be able to hear the historic organs playing just as they used to while youngsters would have soaked up all the fun of the fair with its toffee apples, hoopla and thrilling rides.

And the Organ Festival is a fine opportunity to show visiting youngsters the magic to be found – and heard – with the mechanical players.

Many of the exhibitors are travelling to take part in the sound-sational weekend, which is being hosted across October 7 & 8.

From petite music boxes to fairground centre-of-attractions, the museum will be dancing to a decidedly different tune!

Some of the organs have been purpose built to continue the tradition, and their creators will be on hand to explain their handiwork.

The musical theme continues over in the museum farmhouse which will have its own display of chiming musical boxes.

And two miniature steam traction engines will be adding more magic during the weekend.

All this at no extra cost on top of usual admission prices. The Museum is open both days from 11am-4.30pm.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

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)

Website

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

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

Admission

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)

Website

http://www.miltonkeynesmuseum.org.uk/autumn-half-term/

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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

Admission

Normal admission charges. Father Christmas £7 extra

Website

http://www.mkmuseum.org.uk

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

logo: Heritage Open Days 2014

Website

http://www.miltonkeynesmuseum.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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