A great day out at Milton Keynes Museum

DO touch is the philosophy at Milton Keynes Museum where history comes to life with brilliant recreations, hands-on displays, and more to see and do than you can possibly fit into one visit.  

A fascinating visit for all ages, there's so much to see and do, including:

  • ►browse in our fascinating street of shops, just like great-grandma did
  • ►take part in a lesson in the Victorian schoolroom (but stay clear of the cane!)
  • ►see how people entertained themselves before TV by playing puff billiards or trying out the pianola in the farmhouse parlour
  • ►make toast the traditional way in the farmhouse kitchen
  • ►experience the sights and sounds of a WW11 air raid in our Anderson shelter
  • ►recharge your batteries in one of the best tea rooms in Milton Keynes!
  • ►Plus much more: See Top things to see and do at Milton Keynes Museum for more on our many attractions.

New: our fully interactive Connected Earth gallery tells the story of how people communicate

One of our most popular attractions since opening last year, Connected Earth takes you on a journey from fire beacons and drums to the very latest mobile phones. You can operate an old-fashioned switchboard, practice Morse code, step inside a police phone box like Dr Who's, and see Superman and Darth Vader made into phones.

Don't just take our word for it

opening times

We're open Wednesday through to Sunday every week throughout the summer months, 11am-4.30pm. 

where to find us

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


2014 Events Full Info

Wed 1 Jan
Wed 31 Dec

2014 Events Full Info click here.

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

Dream team to build ‘best museum in the country’

A host of top names feature in the team that has just been brought together to transform Milton Keynes Museum into a national attraction.

The Museum’s £7.3 m expansion through two major new galleries telling the area’s story from pre-history right through to the present day, was announced in March – made possible through funding from MK Council, the Heritage Lottery Fund and Arts Council England.

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.

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