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Milton Keynes Museum

McConnell Dr, Wolverton, Milton Keynes MK12 5EL, England
+44 1908 316222
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like a tardis inside

I went to this museum for Milton Keynes Museum celebrates the 1940's. There were lots of WWII... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pusia_10
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London, United Kingdom
You name it they have got it.

Great museum packed with interesting items from the home, workplace, transport, communication... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
John S
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Biggleswade, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good21%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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McConnell Dr, Wolverton, Milton Keynes MK12 5EL, England
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+44 1908 316222
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to this museum for Milton Keynes Museum celebrates the 1940's. There were lots of WWII groups attending and singing and dancing in the barn. There was also a variety of places to get food (some specifically for the event). Even without the 1940s...More

Thank Pusia_10
Jane M, Public Relations Manager at Milton Keynes Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for pointing out what many don't realise - that the museum stretches a long way back and around the site. We have had people turn away at the reception building because they think that's all there is. The 40s event is one of our...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great museum packed with interesting items from the home, workplace, transport, communication, farming, etc. Dedicated and motivated staff help with hands on involvement too. Kinds can toast bread on an open fire, use old telephones, operate machinery and models. The tea room supplies amazing home...More

Thank John S
Jane M, Public Relations Manager at Milton Keynes Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank for this lovely review and for visiting with your group. We're so pleased you enjoyed all that we have to offer - including a warm welcome. I have to admit that the blue bottles are not a personal favourite but the Museum Director is...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went on a day when entry was free otherwise it would have got only one star. A museum for me should tell a story, educate and preferably challenge, unfortunately MK museum struggles at the moment on all these points not least because it almost completely...More

3  Thank Martin A
Jane M, Public Relations Manager at Milton Keynes Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Martin, I won't pretend we're not disappointed by your review, which seems to miss the point entirely that the Museum was set up and is still largely run by volunteers who wanted to save MK's heritage from the bulldozers. It is based in a...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The visit reminded me of times gone by and brought back some very good memories: particularly the printing room, having served an apprenticeship as a compositor. It was amazing to see the many different inventions and the progress through to todays environment. My two grandchildren,...More

Thank Alan C
Jane M, Public Relations Manager at Milton Keynes Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for visiting and for reviewing us Alan. The Heritage Open Days are always a challenge for us because we get about four times the number of visitors we're used to on even the busiest of days. It's great that you and your grandchildren enjoyed...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have a 6 yr old with ADHD. There are few stress free days but a trip to the mk museum is a joy. Its very hands on which my son loves. On a boiling hot day, we went into a old kitchen and made...More

Thank Gareth P
Jane M, Public Relations Manager at Milton Keynes Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

What can we say Gareth? Thank you for writing the sort of review that makes everyone's time and commitment to the museum worthwhile. We're genuinely thrilled that you feel comfortable bringing your son to us and that he can relax during his visit. We think...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful place, ability for children to be hands-on and to learn a lot in a fun and stimulating environment. Very helpful volunteer guides who made every aspect very interesting.

Thank Carol V
Jane M, Public Relations Manager at Milton Keynes Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks Carol for this lovely review and the precious five stars. We're so pleased you all had a good visit and hope to see you back soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a gem of a day out for kids and adults alike. Virtually every thing is touchable and the volunteers are only to happy to demonstrate the exhibits. The telephone exchange is particularly good for kids. A lot is indoors so inclement weather doesn't...More

Thank stephen_royle845
Jane M, Public Relations Manager at Milton Keynes Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

A brilliant experience? Well thank you for such a brilliant review. We couldn't agree more about how much our younger visitors enjoy the Connected Earth gallery and you're right that during damp school holidays it's good to have somewhere to take the family. Thanks so...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to visit with visiting friends & they were amazed how much there was to see. We loved all the demonstrations in the music room & parlor. We're fascinated to see all the merchandise in the street of shops from our childhood. We also...More

Thank Patricia N
Jane M, Public Relations Manager at Milton Keynes Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Patricia and we hope you may want to come back to get even better value from the entrance fee! As for seeing items from your childhood in the street of shops - it happens to us all. But it's one of the things...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a family we are members of this amazing Museum at Milton Keynes. They hold several events during the year, the last of which was the annual 1940's weekend where people dress in the style of the 1940's. The Lyons Tea House Nippies were also...More

Thank rosemarychurchett
Jane M, Public Relations Manager at Milton Keynes Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Wow! We couldn't have written a better review if we'd done it ourselves. So pleased you had a great time at the 40s weekend - we did too and think it gets better every year. We are so grateful to you for being such a...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great little museum, plenty to see on any visit. However, the kids love playing with the old phones! So much so we've been back several times just to go in the technology bit. Who knew old dial phones could be so interesting. Definitely recommend a...More

Thank Jaf_cakes
Jane M, Public Relations Manager at Milton Keynes Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We know lots of local families who keep the museum up their sleeve for dull days or days when the family need entertaining - it's so good to hear you are using your annual family ticket to drop in and see us regularly. Thanks for...More

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Lu2n
2 August 2017|
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Response from wanderluster2017 | Reviewed this property |
In my view it might interest history-minded young teenagers but only for a short time I imagine. Really better for old's and younger children I my view. A good balance to the more commercial activities available to... More
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Lu2n
2 August 2017|
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Response from TravelMunchkinFP | Reviewed this property |
If they have an interest in history then it would. All the displays are interactive, and I think the telephone room would be a favourite.
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Rasha A
2 June 2017|
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Response from Kathryn B | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but as other people have said, some spaces would be a bit tight for a large buggy. Maybe a baby carrier would be easier if you have one? They have changing facilities so you should be well catered for :)
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