Welcome to the Museum

The Museum is located in the peaceful surroundings of Stacey Hill Farm. Stacey Hill Farm was built early in the Victorian era as a model farm. It was located on the the outskirts of Wolverton, one of the UK's original "railway towns". Today the buildings overlook the "new city" of Milton Keynes but when they were built they were in the middle of the countryside. Our extensive displays portray the history and development of the North Buckinghamshire and South Northamptonshire area. The area has changed greatly over the years, culminating in 1960s with the creation of Milton Keynes, the UK's largest and last "new city".

2014 Events Full Info

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2014 Events Full Info click here.

For information on forthcoming & past events at the museum, plus event galleries, videos and more.

Veteran pair rev up to tackle 4,000 miles around Britain

When vintage biker John Wallis sets out from Milton Keynes Museum on a gruelling round-the-British-coast journey this week he won’t be the oldest thing on the road.

For the 65-year-old from Blakelands will be tackling the 4,000-mile challenge on his Brough Superio, MR 403,which has just celebrated its 90th birthday. 

Four hundred and fifty nights at the Museum!

It’s not every day you can spend the night in the Co-op doorway or Police phone box with all your friends.

But those were only two of the ingenious places the city’s guides and brownies found to lay down their heads during a hectic Night at Milton Keynes Museum weekend.

Around 450 youngsters from north Milton Keynes took part in two days of activities – of which the chance to spend a night camped out amongst the exhibits was only one part.

Museum expansion project seeks Activity Plan Consultant

Milton Keynes Museum and Milton Keynes Council are undertaking a Stage 1 Heritage Lottery Fund project to develop a £7.5 million expansion plan for the Museum.

We are now looking for exemplary Activity Planning Consultant(s) to work with stakeholders and other project consultants to develop an activity plan for the Museum development phase and into operation.

Milton Keynes Museum achieves TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2014

TripAdvisor – the world-leading tourism site – has awarded a Certificate Excellence to Milton Keynes Museum for 2014.

The prized award is given only to attractions that consistently receive outstanding reviews from visitors.

Even more to do at Milton Keynes Museum for Children & Family Weekend

Story-tellers, circus performers, face painters, maypole dancers, games, bouncy castle, plus arts and crafts stalls and a farmers’ market.

It really is all happening over the weekend 14-15 June, when Milton Keynes Museum offers a special welcome to youngsters and their families.

Time Travellers welcome at Museum's History Festival 10-11 May

The smell of bread baked in clay ovens, the thump of firing muskets, and the sight of scarlet-coated soldiers looking for new recruits – just a small taste of the delights coming to Milton Keynes Museum this weekend as the site is totally transformed for its annual History Festival.

Running from 11am-4.30pm Saturday 10- Sunday 11 May, the Festival features tented encampments spanning two millennia from Roman and feudal times, the Wars of the Roses, Tudor times and the English Civil War, to wartime Britain in the 1940s.

Business Planning Consultants sought for expansion project at Milton Keynes Museum

Milton Keynes Museum and Milton Keynes Council are undertaking a Stage 1 Heritage Lottery Fund project to develop an expansion plan for Milton Keynes Museum.

As a result we're now looking for exemplary Business Planning Consultant(s) to work with stakeholders and other project consultants to develop a robust business plan for the Museum development phase and into operation. There is a maximum budget allocation of £40,000 exclusive of VAT and the deadline for formal tenders is noon 28th April 2014.

Museum fit for a city gets the go-ahead

A landmark museum aiming to be among the best in the UK has got underway way thanks to initial funding from Milton Keynes Council, the Heritage Lottery Fund and Arts Council England.

To be created at the popular Milton Keynes Museum, the project involves a transformation of the existing site - with major new galleries tracing the area's story from pre-history right through to the present day.  The project will also see high-quality museum collections storage and other public benefits, making the new museum a leading attraction for the region and beyond.

But Bill Griffiths, director of the current MK Museum which is leading the £7.5 million project in partnership with MK Council, is promising the immersive and hands-on style local people have come to know and love will remain a key part of the new museum experience.

 

 

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