We are now open Wednesday-Sunday, 11am-4.30pm. For additional opening times see the Visit Us page.

Where to find us

We're five minutes by road from Milton Keynes City Centre and easily accessible from both the M1 and A5.

Or call us on Tel: 01908 316222

Where history comes to life

Amazing stories, brilliant recreations, hands-on displays

A packed day out for all ages

One of the UK’s friendliest museums

So much to see and explore

Upcoming events

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Set sail to see historic windmill in operation

One of the city’s most distinctive landmarks will be open for business again on selected days this summer. Bradwell Windmill,

Phone & Post Office Vehicles Day, 26th April

Discover more about the far-from-humble telephone, and the way we communicate. Among a host of attractions to enjoy: Postal &Telephone

Time Travelling History Festival, 9-10 May 2015

The smell of bread baked in clay ovens, the sound of firing muskets, and the sights of Tudor England –

Lawnmower Day, 17th May

Enjoy a close shave and the delightful smell of clipped grass when The Old Lawnmower Club holds its annual rally

What to see

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Call in at Connected Earth

Our newest attraction The Connected Earth gallery, tells the story of human communication from the fires lit on hillsides to

Browse the High St

Step back into the days of bustling high streets to see how people used to shop for groceries, clothing, medicines and

Go back to school

There’s loads to do in the schoolroom: sit at a desk and try writing on a slate as Victorian children

Play parlour games

In a time before TV, there was more than enough to amuse the whole family – as you’ll see in our lovingly recreated