- Bradwell Mill
- Local History
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".
Wed 1 Jan
until:Wed 31 Dec
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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.
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.
The Museum reopens for 2014 on Saturday 11th January.
The Museum now has its very own YouTube channel. We will be sharing more videos as time goes by but as a starter we have put up some clips of 'Professor Beamish' performing experiments with static electricity. Prof. B's science experiments are a regular part of our half term activities providing visitors with some great entertainment.
If you haven't seen Professor Beamish's show before just click on the graphic opposite and enjoy Don demonstrating all of his charm, wit and erudition.
MK Museum has relaunched its season ticket scheme. Season tickets offer great value permitting entry to the Museum for a year starting from the date of purchase.
Owning a season ticket helps support your community museum and makes its exciting hands on collection even more accessible to you. With one you could choose to drop in for an hour or so on a bright spring morning, have a family picnic in the grounds on a warm summer afternoon or take a change of scene on a damp autumn day to enjoy tea and cakes in our cosy tea room knowing that the Museum entry fee was already taken care of.
Season tickets are available for families (two adults and up to four children), adults and concessions at £60, £25 and £20 respectiveley.
Ask about our season tickets when you next visit the Museum or just pick one up at our shop so you're ready for that 'what shall we do today?' question.
A new addition to the Schools Loans Service.
Schools and similar groups can now borrow an original babies' gas mask.
The Museum has joined facebook so look out for our new page where you will see our latest news, views and gossip about the Museum and where you can post your own stuff about us.
We will be posting our upcoming events there too so make sure you 'Like' us to be kept up to date on what's going on at your local community museum.