Milton Keynes Museum

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Milton Keynes Museum
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Susan H
Southam, UK74 contributions
May 2022
Great experience for children and a reminder to the rest of us for times gone by. Cafe was good with great home baked cakes. Would like to see more selection of children’s food options as felt it was limited especially when they don’t eat sandwiches. Fantastic customer service from volunteers who were passionate about what they do. Great value for money.
Written 30 May 2022
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DanNorwich
Norwich, UK97 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
Fabulous museum, with many things to see.
The staff are fantastic, very polite and knowledgeable, and what I loved most was that there are a lot of interactive items where you can have a go.

A superb day out, we were there for 4 hours and could easily have done another 4 hours as there is so much to see and learn about.
Written 20 March 2022
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John T
Presteigne, UK78 contributions
Mar 2022
What a fantastic find. Very pleasant informative day out with loads of interactive experiences and great for children who will be enthralled with plenty of things to do. Volunteers are everywhere explaining different exhibits and giving demonstrations as to how things work. Entrance fee very reasonable and after initial fee paid the ticket holder can re enter as many times as they like in a 12 month period. great little cafe with very reasonably priced food and drink. Highly recommended.
Written 9 March 2022
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rosebayfind
London501 contributions
Mar 2022 • Family
There's so much to see! There are outdoor items to see, a café, extensive indoor exhibits. In the original house, furnishings are laid out as the house would have been. There are some very interesting musical 'machines' which the knowledgeable volunteers are happy to demonstrate. The museum seems to have endless items to explore in its many rooms and outbuildings. There is an original steam train, & large boat near the car park. Best of all, if you don't have time to see it all, your ticket is valid for 1 year. Under 5's go free
Written 3 March 2022
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val271154
Bedfordshire, UK10 contributions
Feb 2022 • Family
What a great museum. Plenty to see and do for all ages. I went with my daughter and granddaughter and it catered for all of us. Bought back many memories for me! The staff were very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. The cafe was very reasonable priced. Will certainly be going back
Written 13 February 2022
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Colette D
1 contribution
Jan 2022
Such a great place! The room sets are amazing, the volunteers are very knowledgeable and it is a very hands-on place. The granary tea room is also amazing, with home made cakes which were delicious. The admission price covers for a whole year so you can go as often as you like. Great day for all ages (children loved the toys!)
Written 26 January 2022
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Thank you so much for a glowing review - we are thrilled that you had such a great time with us, and you have perfectly summed up what we are about - a hands-on museum for all ages! We hope to welcome you again soon :)
Written 7 February 2022
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Cherlin
London, UK3 contributions
Jan 2022 • Family
What an amazing day out we visited in January and it was quiet each of the volunteers were so welcoming and knowledgeable. My son who is 5 was invited to play with the old toys and forms of entertainment. Really reccomend the telephone area, the volunteers talked us through all the old phones and tele communications. Real hands on experience. Great we can now visit for free all year after paying only once. The cafe was also great value with lovely homemade soups, sandwiches and cakes.
Written 23 January 2022
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A lovely review, and 5* too - thank you! Our volunteers are wonderful aren't they? Their passion and knowledge ensures everyone has a great time with us, and they will be thrilled by your comments. As for the cafe? Those savouries and sweet things are rather tempting! We hope you will make good use of your annual ticket and visit us again soon - we look forward to welcoming you back.
Written 7 February 2022
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michael b
1 contribution
Jan 2022
The electric car charging points shown on Zap Map and BP Pulse are actually in the new overflow car park, which is currently locked shut.
Written 8 January 2022
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Thank you for taking the time to review us. Eventually, the new car park will become the primary entrance point for visitors, but that isn't currently possible until fundraising is complete. We have no control over the Zap Map and BP Pulse which advertise these regardless. We are sorry if the car park closure caused you an inconvenience. We hope you will visit us again soon.
Written 7 February 2022
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Rev
Milton Keynes, UK10 contributions
Jul 2021
Unique and good museum. Can go as family day out. Kids enjoyed very much. Will go back to explore more.
Written 30 December 2021
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'Fantastic Museum,' you say? We thank you very much for that! So pleased your children enjoyed their visit, and please do come and explore further - we hope to see you soon :)
Written 7 February 2022
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Peej M
Oxford, UK221 contributions
Nov 2021
What a brilliant find! I'm not sure why we'd never visited the Milton Keynes Museum before, though it was well worth going along to find a real hidden gem of a museum packed with amazing artefacts covering the history of the area (yes, even the concrete cows) but more than that, a real slice of social history from the last 200 or so years.

We thought we'd go along as it was one of the recommended destinations for Blue Peter Badge Holders (who can get in free). and we were glad we came. The museum begins in an old Victorian farm house with rooms laid out as they would have been when the farm was in its heyday. The staff were absolutely brilliant and a real credit to the place (no attitude detected by us by the way, so I've no idea what some of the other reviewers did to upset them!!) even managing to keep a normally cynical and grumpy teenager thoroughly entertained and engaged with the various displays and demonstrations.

The rest of the farmhouse houses displays such as kitchen and food displays, lots of victorian toys (they are in the process of updating this section of the museum and are asking for donations of toys from the 80s and 90s so well worth considering). and then through to a replica of a victorian shopping street, complete with grocers, butchers and other stores all lovingly laid out and very atmospheric (with some gorgeous christmas displays).

From there you move through a fascinating exhibition of farming ephemera and then out to the rest of the museum where there are huge outbuildings filled with displays for transport (lots of old vehicles) and a Red Bull Formula 1 car.

The telecomms section of the museum was great, with two really engaging curators to show us how the various aspects of telecommunications had evolved over the years from telegrams and semaphore right up to modern digital exchanges. The novelty phone section (with real actual working novelty phones which you can dial and be horrified at the ringtones of) was brilliant and my teenage daughter now really wants a Tigger phone!

We really wish we'd devoted more time to this, sadly arriving only a couple of hours before the museum closed but we'll definitely be back to visit on a warmer day. The museum has an excellent tea shop and plenty of space for picnics so I can imagine it being a busy and popular destination once the better weather arrives (and hopefully COVID disappears!)

Excellent stuff!
Written 29 November 2021
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Such an amazing review - we are grinning from ear to ear! We really appreciate you taking the time to leave such a detailed breakdown of your visit - it's wonderful to read of your experience, and the things that took your attentions. The Museum is for everyone, and we pride ourselves on having a friendly, open atmosphere and love to let visitors be hands-on as much as possible - your recollections say that we are getting things right. We really are thrilled, and look forward to welcoming you again - do come and enjoy a picnic in the grounds when the weather changes! Thank you so much for your support :)
Written 7 February 2022
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