Milton Keynes Museum prepares to reopen this month

New attractions to enhance the Milton Keynes Museum experience, with the Museum set to welcome back visitors from May 19.

Milton Keynes Museum is thrilled to announce that it will soon be welcoming visitors again.

In line with government guidelines, the Wolverton-based history hub will reopen to the general public on May 19 – and there will be lots of new old things to see!

“As with all businesses affected by the pandemic, the last year has been incredibly tough for the museum, but it makes news of our reopening all the more exciting,” said MK Museum director Bill Griffiths, “We have a wonderful supportive community and can’t wait to welcome them back again – and we look forward to seeing lots of new faces too.”

Visitors will still be able to enjoy life in a Victorian farmhouse, can explore the museum’s fascinating street of shops, and be thrilled by the communication gallery.

Ticket-holders will also be able to see how we used to travel in its fascinating transport gallery, and a trip to the museum gives a chance to enjoy the beautiful gardens, which are springing into life, with nesting birds, growing tadpoles and visiting foxes.

But the museum has been keeping busy during lockdown, working on new attractions too; a new toy exhibit will thrill youngsters (and everyone young at heart) as it explores the story of childhood.

The museum has also returned one of its spaces to its original purpose and will show what life was like working as a servant in a big house. A space looking at village life has been completely revamped, and visitors will also be able to learn more about the history of the farm itself.

“We have been working really hard to deliver the new attractions and can’t wait to share the new exhibits with everyone, Bill said, “During the past year or so, we have all found ourselves living through a real ‘moment’ in global history, and later in the year we will be sharing MK residents’ recollections of this most extraordinary of times with a special exhibition. But first, we look forward to opening our doors and doing what we do best; giving all ages a fantastic day out!”

To book tickets visit www.tickettailor.com/events/miltonkeynesmuseum/442707/# 

Opening hours: 10.30am-4.30pm

Address: Milton Keynes Museum McConnell Drive
Wolverton Milton Keynes

Sat-Nav it: MK12 5EL

Admission:

Adults £12 / Children (5-16) £8 / Under 5’s: Free

Families: £36 (2 adults and up to 4 children)

Covid-safe procedures: Online bookings only, and visitors will be offered in 10 minute slots per room, masks are compulsory unless medically exempt.

The museum will be operating a one way system and catering for bubbles and family groups only (rule of six). The tearoom will be available for refreshments.

For more information visit www.mkmuseum.org.uk

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