Marble Surface

2015

Milton Keynes Museum

Milton Keynes Museum was founded in 1973 when a group of local people began to collect items found in farms and factories that were being closed down to make way for the development of Milton Keynes, the UK’s last ‘new city’.

Milton Keynes Development Corporation allowed the enthusiasts to house the items in Stacey Hill Farm, Wolverton. Since then, with the aid of donations and the continued interest of a huge number of volunteers, it has grown and grown and now covers several large converted buildings on its site. Recently, it has secured a £7.3m grant to build two major new galleries.

I will not list all the exhibits it covers, other to say that we spent a lot of time in the telephone exchanges, ‘gramophone’ room, old classroom and transport shed. Have a look at the images and you’ll see what I mean.

The food in the café was excellent, and I unreservedly recommend a visit. Check its website for opening times.

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Apothecary
Apothecary

Michael Clark

Bloomers On Bed End
Bloomers On Bed End

Wes Gibbon

Combine
Combine

Annie Ford

Cook
Cook

Annie Ford

Cottage Workers Home
Cottage Workers Home

Michael Clark

Done Poultry
Done Poultry

Michael Clark

Fireplace And Spinning Wheel
Fireplace And Spinning Wheel

Wes Gibbon

Grocer's Shop
Grocer's Shop

Michael Clark

Kitchen Range
Kitchen Range

Wes Gibbon

Lamp On Shelf
Lamp On Shelf

Wes Gibbon

Museum Volunteer
Museum Volunteer

Michael Clark

Old Stove
Old Stove

Annie Ford

Old Till
Old Till

Annie Ford

Pianola Player
Pianola Player

Annie Ford

Tongs
Tongs

Wes Gibbon

Washing On Airer
Washing On Airer

Wes Gibbon

Wheelwrights Workshop
Wheelwrights Workshop

Annie Ford

Workers Cottage
Workers Cottage

Michael Clark

Malcolm Rea

Malcolm Rea

Malcolm Rea

Malcolm Rea

Malcolm Rea

Malcolm Rea

Bryan Durrant

Bryan Durrant

Bryan Durrant

Bryan Durrant

Bryan Durrant

Bryan Durrant