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

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.
A music organ

Organ Festival

  • 8 — 9 October 2016 11am-4:30pm

The organ festival is a great weekend to experience the wonderful sounds of mechanical organs from large fairground organs to small hand organs and more.

From the magical chimes of music boxes to the evocative sounds of fairground organs, Milton Keynes Museum will be alive to the sound of music.

The festival offers a chance for older visitors to relive the soundtrack of their youth, and for youngsters to fall in love for the first time with mechanical music.

Exhibitors will be coming from far afield, bringing with them everything from small hand organs to spectacular fairground showpieces. All have been lovingly restored to perform as their creators intended. Some of the organs have been built and you can meet and talk to their creators.

Along with these special displays the Museum has many of its own musical exhibits which visitors will be invited to try out for themselves. Don’t miss the display of beautiful musical boxes inside the farmhouse. Or the miniature steam traction engines who will be adding their touch of magic to the the event.

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


Adults: £7.50
Children aged 5-16: £6.00
Under 5s: free
Families (2 Adults + Up To Four Children): £22.00
Concessions: £6.00 (For our disabled visitors we are happy to admit one carer free of charge)


Brass rubbing at the Museum

Autumn Half Term

  • 24 — 28 October 2016

Join us a father help his son make a brass rubbing at half term when Milton Keynes Museum hosts five days of holiday activities geared to young visitors.

From 26-30 October 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:

circus workshops for all ages (Thursday and Friday)
Professor Beamish’s fun science experiments
fantastic optical toys
Medical detection dogs (Tuesday and Wednesday)
RSPB (Wednesday and Thursday)
the chance to turn back the clock and make music the way the Victorians did
domestic science in the kitchen making hot buttered toast over the range
attending a class in the Victorian schoolroom
playing with toys from another age
and 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 £22. The Museum is open from 11am-4.30pm every day during half-term.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Adults: £7.50
Children aged 5-16: £6.00
Under 5s: free
Families (2 Adults + Up To Four Children): £22.00
Concessions: £6.00 (For our disabled visitors we are happy to admit one carer free of charge)


Milton Keynes Museum
McConnell Drive
Milton Keynes
MK12 5EL

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01908 316222


01908 319148

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