Milton Keynes Museum
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Average time spent – 2-3+ hours.
Things to do at Milton Keynes Museum review
This is one of those places you don’t necessarily think will be any good, but turn out to be brilliant. It covers a massive amount of local history within distinct areas. It is also excellent value for money because tickets are valid for 12 months.
For transport fans, there’s an entire shed dedicated to every kind of vehicle you can imagine, and some you wouldn’t expect! There are things like a Penny Farthing, a canal boat, an actual tram, a Romany caravan and a Sinclair C5. It’s a bit squished together in this area but its good fun.
In the Farm House, you can go back to school in the Victorian schoolroom, play lots of games in the parlour and a self-playing piano. They often do science shows as well, which my boys loved. There’s an exhibition of classic toys too. Make sure you pop out into the garden to see the Anderson shelter. On top of all this, there’s also a kitchen where you can actually make some toast and do some old-school ironing in the Farm House.
The High Street is a reconstruction of what a traditional high street used to look like. It’s got a greengrocer, pub, post office, chemist, butchers and more. It’s all full of the kind of things your parents may well have been familiar with. Our highlight was the Connected Earth exhibition. There’s a TARDIS, working telephone exchanges, morse code transmitters and some awesome phones. Who remembers the singing Chameleon phone? Well, they’ve got one and it still works.
I’ve not even mentioned the stocks, printers or the agricultural exhibition! There really is an awful lot packed into this museum.
Eating – There is a cafe on site. Plus places to picnic.
Facilities in brief – Musem packed full of things to see and interact with. Including a Victorian schoolroom with games, science shows on selected days, Anderson shelter, kitchen activities, traditional high street and a connected earth exhibition. Plus a cafe and toilets.
Entry price – *Mid-range
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Mid-range. £10.00 per adult or £7.00 per child aged 5 to 16. Under 5’s are free. Once you have purchased your ticket you can return as many times as you like for no extra charge over the next 12 months.
Opening: Milton Keynes museum has mostly weekend only open days during the winter. For up to date opening times and dates please follow this link.
Address: McConnell Dr, Wolverton, Milton Keynes MK12 5EL, Buckinghamshire, England. Phone: 01908 316222
Category – Museum – Indoors – Suitable for all ages
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