Milton Keynes Museum

Milton Keynes Museum One of the best interactive museums, a perfect outing for all ages, staffed by friendly volunteers, and highly recommended on TripAdvisor by our visitors.
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Milton Keynes Museum is a fascinating outlet for all ages, with much more than can possibly be achieved in a single visit! Based in the peaceful surroundings of Stacey Hill Farm, your visit will begin in the old farmhouse where the Victorian parlour, scullery and kitchen have been lovingly recreated. The Museum's expansion plans were realised in 2018 with two major new galleries designed to tell t

Milton Keynes Museum is a fascinating outlet for all ages, with much more than can possibly be achieved in a single visit! Based in the peaceful surroundings of Stacey Hill Farm, your visit will begin in the old farmhouse where the Victorian parlour, scullery and kitchen have been lovingly recreated. The Museum's expansion plans were realised in 2018 with two major new galleries designed to tell t

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Thanks to digital magazine M-Kia for giving a shout out to our Diane's cookbook, copies of which are disappearing quickl...
27/07/2021

Thanks to digital magazine M-Kia for giving a shout out to our Diane's cookbook, copies of which are disappearing quickly...much like the cakes themselves!
Copies are available while stocks last from our reception and in the Granary tea room, priced at £3.99.
If you've grabbed your copy and have been baking, we want to see proof - send us your photos!

Thanks to digital magazine M-Kia for giving a shout out to our Diane's cookbook, copies of which are disappearing quickly...much like the cakes themselves!
Copies are available while stocks last from our reception and in the Granary tea room, priced at £3.99.
If you've grabbed your copy and have been baking, we want to see proof - send us your photos!

There's nothing quite like home grown veg, and we have a feast in the making. Forget your five-a-day, we've much more th...
25/07/2021

There's nothing quite like home grown veg, and we have a feast in the making.
Forget your five-a-day, we've much more than that in the Wartime Garden - including some onions that would make your eyes water!

There are new builds going up all over town, but what came before?How about spending a few hours with us this weekend, t...
24/07/2021

There are new builds going up all over town, but what came before?
How about spending a few hours with us this weekend, to find out more?

We have lots of safe, hands-on fun for you, together with a great green space and the Granary Tea Room will be serving up the best cakes for miles and miles around!

Remember, there is no longer any need to pre-book, just come along. We're open 10.30am to 4.30pm today and Sunday :)

Here's another picture puzzling us! This one from our archive says 'Holland - S.S.' on the reverse.Could that mean Stony...
23/07/2021

Here's another picture puzzling us! This one from our archive says 'Holland - S.S.' on the reverse.
Could that mean Stony Stratford? Do you recognise any of the smartly dressed chaps from family archives? We would love to hear from any of our supporters with any information.
Please share and let's see if we can solve the mystery. Thank you.

Here's another picture puzzling us! This one from our archive says 'Holland - S.S.' on the reverse.
Could that mean Stony Stratford? Do you recognise any of the smartly dressed chaps from family archives? We would love to hear from any of our supporters with any information.
Please share and let's see if we can solve the mystery. Thank you.

Cars, vans, motorcycles and military vehicles will be cruising into Milton Keynes Museum when our annual celebration of ...
22/07/2021

Cars, vans, motorcycles and military vehicles will be cruising into Milton Keynes Museum when our annual celebration of transport past and present returns on September 11 & 12.
But why just be a spectator when you can be part of the show? If you have a gleaming motor or a beautiful bike, don't leave it at home in the garage – come and show it off.
The weekend will only be the success it has always been with your input.
It's a chance to enjoy a leisurely summer afternoon in the company of others who appreciate fine bodywork!
If you would like to take part, please email [email protected] or [email protected]

We're back open for the first time since the lockdown measures ended on Monday, and we can't wait to welcome you back as...
21/07/2021

We're back open for the first time since the lockdown measures ended on Monday, and we can't wait to welcome you back as the Museum returns to being the hands-on history hub you know and love.
We have new things for you to see and do, but we will also be asking visitors to be mindful and respectful as we navigate the way forward.
Read in full here: https://miltonkeynesmuseum.org.uk/its-time-to-dial-in-to-mk-museum-again/
We want you to have a wonderful time visiting, and your safety, and that of our volunteers is our priority.
We look forward to seeing you soon!

We're back open for the first time since the lockdown measures ended on Monday, and we can't wait to welcome you back as the Museum returns to being the hands-on history hub you know and love.
We have new things for you to see and do, but we will also be asking visitors to be mindful and respectful as we navigate the way forward.
Read in full here: https://miltonkeynesmuseum.org.uk/its-time-to-dial-in-to-mk-museum-again/
We want you to have a wonderful time visiting, and your safety, and that of our volunteers is our priority.
We look forward to seeing you soon!

Nobby Newport ferried locals between Newport Pagnell and Wolverton for almost a century before the train line became a v...
20/07/2021

Nobby Newport ferried locals between Newport Pagnell and Wolverton for almost a century before the train line became a victim of 'Dr Beeching's axe' in the mid-1960s.
This month Sammy Jones explores its colourful history for our Museum feature in Pulse Magazine
Do you remember the line? Did you

The weather is beautiful just now, and so is our garden, with pops of colour jumping out all over.The blooms (including ...
19/07/2021

The weather is beautiful just now, and so is our garden, with pops of colour jumping out all over.
The blooms (including wildflowers) are making for a wonderful show...

Did you see our director Bill Griffiths on BBC Look East on Friday evening, talking about the   bid for Milton Keynes to...
18/07/2021

Did you see our director Bill Griffiths on BBC Look East on Friday evening, talking about the bid for Milton Keynes to officially become a city?
It was a great start to our weekend!

If you fancy a sunny day out, we have a few slots available today; come and enjoy our history, and then soak in the glorious sunshine in our beautiful grounds at your leisure.
You can check timings and make bookings here: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/miltonkeynesmuseum/442707/#

Did you see our director Bill Griffiths on BBC Look East on Friday evening, talking about the bid for Milton Keynes to officially become a city?
It was a great start to our weekend!

If you fancy a sunny day out, we have a few slots available today; come and enjoy our history, and then soak in the glorious sunshine in our beautiful grounds at your leisure.
You can check timings and make bookings here: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/miltonkeynesmuseum/442707/#

During lockdown we asked you to think of what Milton Keynes means to you, and to sum it up with a artefact, piece of art...
16/07/2021
We Are Milton Keynes, Too - Milton Keynes Museum

During lockdown we asked you to think of what Milton Keynes means to you, and to sum it up with a artefact, piece of artwork, poem...anything at all!
We are delighted to say that your responses - and items - will be featured in the new exhibition, We Are Milton Keynes, Too' opening at the Museum in mid-August.
If you have previously been in touch with us, we will be making contact again shortly.
If you didn't, but still want to be a part of this community project, there is still time.
And we really do want YOUR input. This inclusive exhibition has space for you, so whether a school, group, business or individual, please get in touch.
All the details you need are below...

We asked ‘What does Milton Keynes mean to you?’ and the responses of residents helped inform our planned exhibition. ‘We Are Milton Keynes, Too’ is a community-focused project made possible thanks to support from Arts Council England/National Lottery Grant. People were invited to sum up the ...

It's that time when we ask, 'Can you help us?' as we share another photo from our local archive and hope that someone ca...
13/07/2021

It's that time when we ask, 'Can you help us?' as we share another photo from our local archive and hope that someone can identify the places or faces.
This week's image is another mystery, although on the back of the photograph is written, 'Shelton. My mother.'

Can you shed some light?

It's that time when we ask, 'Can you help us?' as we share another photo from our local archive and hope that someone can identify the places or faces.
This week's image is another mystery, although on the back of the photograph is written, 'Shelton. My mother.'

Can you shed some light?

After the disappointment of last night, you'll be needing a pick me up, no doubt?Something positive to look forward to? ...
12/07/2021

After the disappointment of last night, you'll be needing a pick me up, no doubt?
Something positive to look forward to?
We don't 'do' football (though our team did us proud and it was an agonising end), but we are unbeatable when it comes to offering a great day out.
We're open from Wednesday.

To make a booking, and to find out more about what you can see and do with us, visit https://miltonkeynesmuseum.org.uk/

After the disappointment of last night, you'll be needing a pick me up, no doubt?
Something positive to look forward to?
We don't 'do' football (though our team did us proud and it was an agonising end), but we are unbeatable when it comes to offering a great day out.
We're open from Wednesday.

To make a booking, and to find out more about what you can see and do with us, visit https://miltonkeynesmuseum.org.uk/

ICYMI: Copies of our recipe book are, dare we say, selling like hot cakes!Our Baker extraordinaire Diane Roder has compi...
09/07/2021

ICYMI: Copies of our recipe book are, dare we say, selling like hot cakes!
Our Baker extraordinaire Diane Roder has compiled 14 of her most popular recipes so that you can 'bake like Diane' at home.
Get your copy while they are still hot!
Purchase from our reception or the Granary Cafe for £3.99.

ICYMI: Copies of our recipe book are, dare we say, selling like hot cakes!
Our Baker extraordinaire Diane Roder has compiled 14 of her most popular recipes so that you can 'bake like Diane' at home.
Get your copy while they are still hot!
Purchase from our reception or the Granary Cafe for £3.99.

There is always lots happening in our garden; and the birds, bees, butterflies and bugs are very grateful!
08/07/2021

There is always lots happening in our garden; and the birds, bees, butterflies and bugs are very grateful!

This horse-drawn steam fire engine from Newport Pagnell is one of the last of its type to be built. It became known as t...
06/07/2021

This horse-drawn steam fire engine from Newport Pagnell is one of the last of its type to be built. It became known as the 'Lovat' and the first recorded use was to a fire at the Unionist Working Men's Club on December 26, 1912.
The 'Lovat' engine remained in service until 1939 and was presented to the collection in 1974.
See it in the museum's Transport Gallery.

The next time you throw a load into the washing machine, think yourselves lucky that you don't need to be using these in...
05/07/2021

The next time you throw a load into the washing machine, think yourselves lucky that you don't need to be using these in 2021...

Continuing our little look back over past events, who remembers when these chaps used to come and see us?!Always a favou...
03/07/2021

Continuing our little look back over past events, who remembers when these chaps used to come and see us?!
Always a favourite with visitors, we won't have seen the last of them...

Continuing our little look back over past events, who remembers when these chaps used to come and see us?!
Always a favourite with visitors, we won't have seen the last of them...

'Excellent afternoon...really interesting exhibits...extremely friendly staff...we will certainly be back'It's reviews l...
02/07/2021

'Excellent afternoon...really interesting exhibits...extremely friendly staff...we will certainly be back'

It's reviews like this one - posted today to Google - that make everything we do worthwhile 😊

If you would like to visit, or want to know more about what you can see at the museum, head to our new website: https://miltonkeynesmuseum.org.uk/

'Excellent afternoon...really interesting exhibits...extremely friendly staff...we will certainly be back'

It's reviews like this one - posted today to Google - that make everything we do worthwhile 😊

If you would like to visit, or want to know more about what you can see at the museum, head to our new website: https://miltonkeynesmuseum.org.uk/

A whole lot of hard work goes into organising our events, including our 1940s bash. Honestly, it does. But when everythi...
01/07/2021

A whole lot of hard work goes into organising our events, including our 1940s bash.
Honestly, it does. But when everything is sorted?
Then it's time for a brew and a quick nap!

Here's to more naps, tea and hard work in 2022!

(If you had been following the museum's specific 1940s event page, swap to this one for updates moving forward. We'll post everything here).

A whole lot of hard work goes into organising our events, including our 1940s bash.
Honestly, it does. But when everything is sorted?
Then it's time for a brew and a quick nap!

Here's to more naps, tea and hard work in 2022!

(If you had been following the museum's specific 1940s event page, swap to this one for updates moving forward. We'll post everything here).

30/06/2021

Check out this clip of movers enjoying our 1960s bash in 2019...we miss our events as much as you do, but it just means that our 2022 events will be even more special! :)

Usually at this time of year we would be welcoming you to our Victorian Weekend. Obviously that hasn't been possible for...
28/06/2021

Usually at this time of year we would be welcoming you to our Victorian Weekend. Obviously that hasn't been possible for a while, but who remembers the Ragged Victorians from the events?
Straight from the pages of Oliver Twist, they would give a glimpse into the other side of Victorian life...and they always came with a warning - that they might pick a pocket or two! 😉

The sun most definitely does not have his hat on, but there's no need to stay in - we're ready and waiting to give you a...
25/06/2021

The sun most definitely does not have his hat on, but there's no need to stay in - we're ready and waiting to give you a fantastic time, no matter whether you are five years old or 95!

Visit alone, come with friends or bring the family. Come and learn more about the new town of Milton Keynes, what it was like here centuries ago and how we used to live, work and play.

We're covid-safe...and we've got the best cake for miles too!

Book your visit here: https://miltonkeynesmuseum.org.uk/visit-us/

The sun most definitely does not have his hat on, but there's no need to stay in - we're ready and waiting to give you a fantastic time, no matter whether you are five years old or 95!

Visit alone, come with friends or bring the family. Come and learn more about the new town of Milton Keynes, what it was like here centuries ago and how we used to live, work and play.

We're covid-safe...and we've got the best cake for miles too!

Book your visit here: https://miltonkeynesmuseum.org.uk/visit-us/

Thanks for all your help in identifying last week's 'mystery photo' - we have now been able to confirm that the building...
23/06/2021

Thanks for all your help in identifying last week's 'mystery photo' - we have now been able to confirm that the building was Manor Farm in Loughton.

Can you do the same with this week's image? We're asking our FB friends to help shed some light on this picture. Notes on the back of the picture suggest Stony Stratford or Wolverton Mill. Can you confirm?
It's a long shot, but maybe you even know who the ladies are in the image. That would be amazing!
Over to you...

Thanks for all your help in identifying last week's 'mystery photo' - we have now been able to confirm that the building was Manor Farm in Loughton.

Can you do the same with this week's image? We're asking our FB friends to help shed some light on this picture. Notes on the back of the picture suggest Stony Stratford or Wolverton Mill. Can you confirm?
It's a long shot, but maybe you even know who the ladies are in the image. That would be amazing!
Over to you...

Our Diane is famous for miles around for her brilliant baking abilities, with many of you who enjoy a slice of cake in o...
21/06/2021

Our Diane is famous for miles around for her brilliant baking abilities, with many of you who enjoy a slice of cake in our tea room asking for the recipes for 'the best cake ever.'

Well, we've listened and a new book has bought together 14 of her recipes, including some of the most popular from the tea room, and some tasty new treats.
Now, you too can bake like Diane!

The book is on sale at £3.99 in the tea room. Get your copy while it's hot!

Have you visited our new website? https://miltonkeynesmuseum.org.uk/

(Trumpet sound) We are very pleased to share our new website with you :)You can find out what's on at the Museum, take a...
19/06/2021

(Trumpet sound) We are very pleased to share our new website with you :)

You can find out what's on at the Museum, take a tour, explore our collections, take a peek at our top 10 artefacts, book your tickets for a visit and much more.

If you are a teacher, find out how the museum can assist with learning and loaning.

Perhaps you want to know more about MK's famous concrete cows, or its landmark windmill? Or would you like to volunteer with us?

Click to miltonkeynesmuseum.org.uk and explore...

Well, that's the sun gone then, but you don't need to stay at home this Father's Day weekend - we've got a warm welcome ...
18/06/2021

Well, that's the sun gone then, but you don't need to stay at home this Father's Day weekend - we've got a warm welcome waiting for you (and you don't need to carry your umbrellas!) with lots of favourite attractions, and some new ones too.
Then, when you've finished stepping back in history, take a seat in our Granary Tea Room for a cup of something hot and one of our famous cakes.
Sounds fine, right?

Book here for a guaranteed great time: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/miltonkeynesmuseum/442707/#

We had a wonderful response to our appeal for information about last week's 'mystery' photo taken from our archive. Can ...
15/06/2021

We had a wonderful response to our appeal for information about last week's 'mystery' photo taken from our archive. Can you help us again this week, please?

We have a number of images in our archive that have found their way to us, but sadly arrived with no supporting information.
Who knows where this photo was taken?
The stunning property with its stained glass detail is from somewhere in our locality...does it still exist?

Can you help us, or can you share it with someone who might be able to?
Thank you.

We had a wonderful response to our appeal for information about last week's 'mystery' photo taken from our archive. Can you help us again this week, please?

We have a number of images in our archive that have found their way to us, but sadly arrived with no supporting information.
Who knows where this photo was taken?
The stunning property with its stained glass detail is from somewhere in our locality...does it still exist?

Can you help us, or can you share it with someone who might be able to?
Thank you.

Address

McConnell Drive
Milton Keynes
MK12 5EL

Opening Hours

Wednesday 11:00 - 16:30
Thursday 11:00 - 16:30
Friday 11:00 - 16:30
Saturday 11:00 - 16:30
Sunday 11:00 - 16:30

Telephone

01908 316222

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