Top 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

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Museum recognised for excellence in education

Our volunteers’ work inspiring visitors with a fascination for the past has been recognised at this year’s Pride of Milton Keynes awards. Milton Keynes Museum volunteers were one of just four groups to make it through to the prestigious finals

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Call in at Connected Earth

Our newest attraction The Connected Earth gallery, tells the story of human communication from smoke signals and cannons sounding the alarm right through to the very latest in phone technology. Learn to send and receive Morse code, practice sending signals up

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Browse the High St

Step back into the days of bustling high streets to see how people used to shop for groceries, clothing, medicines and other essentials. Youngsters love seeing how we used to shop, while anyone past a certain age will enjoy spotting the

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Go back to school

There’s loads to do in the schoolroom – including joining a lesson, or running your own! Sit down at a desk and try writing on a slate as Victorian children used to do; find out how schoolteachers used finger stocks, back

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Play parlour games

In a time before TV, there was more than enough to amuse the whole family – as you’ll see in our lovingly recreated Parlour. Here you can play the Polyphon music box,  tinkle out a tune on the pianola without touching a single key,

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Warm up in the kitchen

You’ll usually find a fire waiting to warm you in our farmhouse kitchen, where children can make their own hot buttered toast using a toasting fork. Edwardian kitchens were the heart of homes and had to be large to accommodate the

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Working blacksmith’s

The noise of bellows and the glow of red hot metal, ready to be worked. Our resident smithy will show you what went on in the forge, and the skills and muscle it needed to turn out everything from tools

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Go back to your roots

Long before the new city of Milton Keynes, industrialisation and growth, most of us lived off the land. Our huge farming gallery is the place to get up close and personal with what that meant for our ancestors: from the

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