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Milton Keynes Museum

Milton Keynes Museum McConnell Drive, Wolverton, Milton Keynes MK12 5EL, England
+44 1908 316222
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Super experience

What a lovely place, well laid out with exhibits from yesteryear a lot of them I remember when I... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Malcolm T
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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A hidden gem

Excellent museum. A wide variety of local history displays, showing MK's history of rural... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
LesM321
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London, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good21%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“toast” (57 reviews)
“home made cakes” (48 reviews)
“school room” (30 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Milton Keynes Museum McConnell Drive, Wolverton, Milton Keynes MK12 5EL, England
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+44 1908 316222
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a lovely place, well laid out with exhibits from yesteryear a lot of them I remember when I was a child 70 years ago ! All manned by volunteers who do an amazing job, lunch in the small cafe was excellent and very reasonably...More

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Jane M, Public Relations Manager at Milton Keynes Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Had to laugh at your reference to the cows! Yes, we're delighted to have them home to the place where they were built by Liz Leyh and local schoolchildren. They look as if they're enjoying their retirement. Thank you so much for this lovely review...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent museum. A wide variety of local history displays, showing MK's history of rural agriculture with loads of artefacts and displays, and then progression. Really good mid 20th C shopping street. Very keen and friendly staff on hand to explain. Great for families, schools and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took our 2yo yesterday and enjoyed an afternoon submerged in history. We started off in the music room where we were given a really engaging and interesting demonstration of all the music boxes. My little boy was made very welcome and the fantastic guide...More

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Jane M, Public Relations Manager at Milton Keynes Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for this review Charlie and your feedback on the lack of volunteers in some of the rooms.We've had three full weekends of big events lately so some of our volunteers have been taking a break before we get really busy again for the school...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not just a museum of MK but of past life and for many a trip down memory lane. Teenagers will hopefully realise that being "grounded" was a real punishment then. They will especially like the telephone room,where the mobiles required muscle just to lift them...More

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

Thanks for your lovely review and for the precious five stars. We're delighted you had a good time - and if you come across anyone happy to volunteer in our tea room (where everyone is a volunteer), do point them our way. We hope to...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum has a wide variety of historical exhibits which transform you to days gone by. This is great for children and adults alike, and the guides who are al volunteers are keen and very knowledgeable.More

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Jane M, Public Relations Manager at Milton Keynes Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to review and rate us. We do depend on our visitors sharing with others that they've had a good time and it means a great deal to all the volunteers to know their hard work is appreciated...More

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Reviewed 13 June 2018

We visited as an extended family, and plenty to keep Grandparents, parents and children entertained. The History Festival was obviously the main attraction, but there is plenty to do in the main museum. Telephones to interact with, sweets to buy from the old sweet shop,...More

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Jane M, Public Relations Manager at Milton Keynes Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2018

Great that you had such a good time and thank you very much for this review. We agree about the cream teas and, as you may have seen in other reviews, very much have an expansion of the tea room in hand.

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Reviewed 31 May 2018

Had a lovely day at the museum lots of interesting things to see, entry fee very good especially as it lasts for a year. The big disappointment for us was the café we ordered our sandwiches and we were told they would take a while...More

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Jane M, Public Relations Manager at Milton Keynes Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2018

Oh dear, I'm so sorry you were disappointed - and glad the rest of the visit was successful enough for you to still award us four out of five. We are very aware that our cafe facilities are no longer adequate for serving the huge...More

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Reviewed 27 May 2018

This museum really has something for everyone... The museum covers an amazing range of topics from the development of the telecommunications industry to transportation to excellent recreations of various businesses from Britain's past. One can also touch most of the objects on display. The best...More

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Jane M, Public Relations Manager at Milton Keynes Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2018

Thanks for this lovely review and for such knowledge of the museum and what we're about. I can promise you our volunteers read these reviews and are always delighted to know they've got it right for visitors.

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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

Another great day at MK museum lots of interesting displays and all the usual interesting bits to look at and the informative volunteers. Our boys also love going as do we I really like the water wheel and the air raid shelter also looking forward...More

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Jane M, Public Relations Manager at Milton Keynes Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2018

Lovely review thanks, and we're so pleased you enjoyed the history festival. So did we! It's always good to hear from visitors who keep coming back: you're the reason we do it.

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Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

We went on a school trip with my little ones school, they all had a fantastic time. We had a volunteer who showed us around the Victorian farmhouse and let’s the kids have a turn in the Victorian classroom. There was shops and street from...More

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Jane M, Public Relations Manager at Milton Keynes Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2018

How fantastic that the school had such a great time. We love inspiring young children to get involved with a museum in an active way - rather than just looking at things. thanks so much for taking the time to write a review Bhavita.

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ashleypaterson
30 May 2018|
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Response from Jane M | Property representative |
Parking is plentiful and feee only time we have problems is at our big weekend events when we use an overspill 490m walk away. It can take 2-4 hours to go around, depending on how engaged you are! And yes, there's a cafe... More
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Lu2n
2 August 2017|
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Response from Mr J | Reviewed this property |
Definitely. We've been many times, with and without our kinder. The last time, the volunteers were brilliant at explaining some of the more unfamiliar things.
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Lu2n
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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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