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, Milton Keynes Museum

  • 29 November 2018 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. But each year one of the star attractions – Emmett’s marvellous fairground organ – comes from just up the road, where the Emmett’s family have been supporting MK for many decades.

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.

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

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)
Take advantage of our Gift Aid tickets, which allow you to re-visit the museum as many times as you like within the next 12 months, including our memorable events days.

Website

http://www.miltonkeynesmuseum.org.uk/whats-on/

Christmas at the Museum

A Victorian Christmas, Milton Keynes Museum

  • 1 December 2018 4:30-7pm
  • 2 — 3 December 2018 12-6pm
  • 8 December 2018 4:30-7pm
  • 9 — 10 December 2018 12-6pm
  • 16 — 17 December 2018 12-6pm
  • 15 December 2019 4:30-7pm

From the moment you are greeted by our butler with a tray of mulled wine and hot squash, through to meeting Santa in the cosy glow of his toy workshop, you’ll feel the Christmas spirit in every step.

Carols by gaslight in the parlour
Roaring fires where you can enjoy a complimentary glass of mulled wine around while the children play puff billiards
A traditional Christmas market where you can buy gifts you won’t find on the High St
Christmas crafts in the old schoolroom
Making hot buttered toast the old-fashioned way in the farmhouse kitchen
HM Queen Victoria in attendance
Freshly roasted chestnuts in the fully working blacksmith’s forge
Teddy bears getting ready for Christmas in their own toy workshop
Homemade cakes and mince pies, plus hot chocolate in the Granary café
And of course Santa and his elves are waiting to meet our young visitors – and give them a special gift to take away (cost £7 per child).

Event timings:

Fridays 1st, 8th and 15th, 4.30pm-7pm

Saturdays 2nd, 9th and 16th, 12 noon-6pm

Sundays 3rd, 10th and 17th, 12 noon-6pm

We advise booking ahead for Santa visits to avoid queuing. Santa visits cost £7 a child. Bookings this year are by phone or in person at the reception desk. Phone booking opens on October 2nd. Call 01908 316222 9.30am-4pm, Monday-Friday.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Admission

Adults: £9.00
Children aged 5-16: £6.00
Under 5s: free
Families (2 adults + up to four children): £26.00
Retired and unwaged: £7 (for our disabled visitors we are happy to admit one carer free of charge)
Take advantage of our Gift Aid tickets, which allow you to re-visit the museum as many times as you like within the next 12 months, including our memorable events days.

Website

http://www.miltonkeynesmuseum.org.uk/whats-on/

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

logo: Heritage Open Days 2014

Website

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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