Milton Keynes Museum
Milton Keynes Museum entrance and shop (geograph 1966907).jpg
Museum entrance
Former name
Stacey Hill Museum
Established1973
LocationMcConnell Dr, Wolverton, Milton Keynes MK12 5EL
Coordinates52°03′22″N 0°48′18″W / 52.056°N 0.805°W / 52.056; -0.805Coordinates: 52°03′22″N 0°48′18″W / 52.056°N 0.805°W / 52.056; -0.805
Public transit accessSapphire #6 to Stacey Bushes, then about 0.4 mi (0.6 km) walk
Nearest parkingonsite
Websitehttps://miltonkeynesmuseum.org.uk/

Milton Keynes Museum is an independent local museum in the parish of Wolverton and Greenleys in Milton Keynes, England.[1] It is mostly run by volunteers with a small number of paid staff.

Reproductions of the Milton Keynes Hoard at the Milton Keynes Museum.[2]
Reproductions of the Milton Keynes Hoard at the Milton Keynes Museum.[2]

The museum is housed in a former Victorian farmstead. It covers the history of the Milton Keynes area, including northern Buckinghamshire and southern Northamptonshire, from the year 1800 onwards. It includes the Stacey Hill Collection of rural life, consisting of agricultural, domestic, industrial, and social objects connected to the area before the 1967 foundation of Milton Keynes.

There is also a collection of many memorabilia of the nearby Wolverton railway works.

The museum's Connected Earth collection includes a variety of historic telephones and switchboards, many still in working order.[3] The museum also has some historic Post Office and British Telecom vehicles. The largest of these is the Road Phone, an enormous working telephone used for promotional purposes.

The museum was previously called the Stacey Hill Museum.[4]

Location

The museum is on the southern outskirts of Wolverton, just off H2 Miller's Way at McConnell Drive.

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