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Milton Keynes Museum

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Address: McConnell Drive, Wolverton, Milton Keynes MK12 5EL, England
Phone Number: 01908-31-62-22
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Highly recommended for a great day out - a real surprise!

Full of fascinating late 19th & 20th century history - and so much variety. From the farmhouse showing how people lived, the victorian school room, the toyroom, the street of old... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Milton Keynes
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Full of fascinating late 19th & 20th century history - and so much variety. From the farmhouse showing how people lived, the victorian school room, the toyroom, the street of old shops, the Anderson shelter, the victorian cottage garden, through to an excellent exhibition about the development of communications technology. The volunteers were so friendly and helpful and encouraged us... More 

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Jane M, Public Relations Manager at Milton Keynes Museum, responded to this review

Hi Sarah and thank you very much for pointing out all our favourite bits of the Museum! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit but also very grateful to you for taking the time to come on here and write about your visit, It really helps us to get the word out so a big thank you for that. More 

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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I visited this museum with the hope of spending a couple of hours here. We ended up being here for 4 hours! The great thing about this place is the fact that it's so hands on for kids. Both my 9 and 3 year old, really enjoyed it. Especially the telephone exchange. The Victorian streets and rooms were also of... More 

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Jane M, Public Relations Manager at Milton Keynes Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely review Sasha. So pleased you and the youngsters enjoyed it - and we hope you'll come back some time to enjoy our cakes! Have a look at the website for details of forthcoming events, for which there is no extra charge. More 

Milton Keynes
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21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

A visit to this museum is informative and very interesting and well worth a visit. Many of the rooms are about the history of North Bucks, before the expansion of Milton Keynes. They reflect the rural history as well as urban industries, all part of our heritage. Fascinating!

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Jane M, Public Relations Manager at Milton Keynes Museum, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review Pearl. We're glad you found so much to interest you and to enjoy. Do keep an eye on our website for details of the expansion when we'll be telling even more of the history of this area. More 

Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The museum is a little known gem. Packed full of interesting exhibits. It's not just about objects though, it shows you how people lived and how things make sense when viewed together. There are shop settings, a garage repair shop, a bus tram you can get inside, historical house settings, all sorts. There's a very unusual hall dedicated to the... More 

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Jane M, Public Relations Manager at Milton Keynes Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for the fantastic review! And more power to you when it comes to you knowing that this area does indeed have a rich and interesting history. When our new galleries open in 2018 we'll be adding to the current displays with stories about this area in pre-history, Bronze Age, Roman, Medieval, Wars of the Roses and 17/18th century life.... More 

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

A very interesting museum run by lovely helpful volunteers.Make sure you ask the volunteers in the rooms as they will show you more hands on exhibits eg making toast in the kitchen ,using the phone in the pub ,doing brass rubbings in the church . don't forget a homemade cake in the tea room

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Jane M, Public Relations Manager at Milton Keynes Museum, responded to this review

Hi Janet and many thanks for writing a review and for those precious five stars. We really appreciate you taking the time to tell others about your visit and look forward to welcoming you and the youngsters back soon. More 

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is an affordable few hours out with lots to see but young children & teenagers Amy get bored very quickly

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Jane M, Public Relations Manager at Milton Keynes Museum, responded to this review

Hi funnyfee, glad you found this an affordable trip out but we are disappointed the youngsters got bored. Perhaps it was a day when we were short of volunteers to help the little ones try everything out? We pride ourselves on being thoroughly hands on and our younger visitors often have to be prised out of the connected earth gallery... More 

Gorleston-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We were looking for somewhere to go on a very wet Sunday and Milton Keynes Museum turned out to be the perfect place. The exhibits - and there were thousands - were interesting and nostalgic and it was great fun to be able to handle them. The volunteers were happy to chat and inform but weren't intrusive - I really... More 

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Jane M, Public Relations Manager at Milton Keynes Museum, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your visit and found plenty to look at and try out. We really appreciate you taking the time to write a review here. It really helps us to get the word out. More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Every single year we visit Milton Keynes museum and I have to say it gets better and better. It was nice to see the school exhibition as I remember the desks from Wyvern schools centenary a couple of years ago. The staff are exceptionally friendly and take great interest in what you have to say. They are also a wealth... More 

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Jane M, Public Relations Manager at Milton Keynes Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review - and how great to know that you come and visit every year. We have some real treats in store as the expansion programme begins so hopefully you will find us even more interesting! More 

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

For a small museum run by volunteers you won't get much better than this. The staff were very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The museum was bigger than expected and had lots of interesting attractions, my personal favourite was the indoor street which had refitted working sweet machines. The telephone exchange was also very interesting.

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Jane M, Public Relations Manager at Milton Keynes Museum, responded to this review

Couldn't agree more about the sweet machines in the street of shops - one of my personal favourites too, which catapults me back in time to my own childhood when we had to visit a different shop for each item we needed. Thanks too for recognising the part our volunteers play in keeping the whole show on the road. We... More 

Milton Keynes, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

What an excellent Friendly run Museum with Plenty to see including a huge selection of the History of Agriculture and a lovely Street of Victorian Shops. A Really Lovely Setting and a Slow paced attraction with plenty to see

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Jane M, Public Relations Manager at Milton Keynes Museum, responded to this review

Thank you Dennis for your lovely review. We really appreciate people taking the time to write something on TripAdvisor - especially our volunteers who put so much time into showing people around. So glad you enjoyed the visit. More 

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Address: McConnell Drive, Wolverton, Milton Keynes MK12 5EL, England
Phone Number: 01908-31-62-22
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Buckinghamshire  >  Milton Keynes  >  Wolverton

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