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Based at the former Stacey Hill Farm, Wolverton, items found in farms and factories closed down to make way for the development of the new town were collected and preserved and have now become the core collections of Milton Keynes Museum. The material held relates to the social history of Milton Keynes from the 1800s to the 20th Century. Items include: rural crafts such as cobblers, tinsmiths and blacksmiths tools; large agricultural tools and equipment including tractors, a threshing machine and William Smith steam ploughing equipment; an elevator, full range of ploughs, wind pump and horse gear all from E&H Roberts Ironworks, once at the heart of nearby Deanshanger; significant items from Wolverton railway Works including the employee record cards, bath house and the biggest steam tram to be built anywhere in the world; domestic social history items including a street of shops, with the actual shop-fronts; Victorian furniture and musical and scientific instruments including a working polyphon and a Wimshurst Machine, a static electricity generator, that was made for Winshurst by his technicians.

Contact Details

Milton Keynes Museum McConnell Drive Wolverton Milton Keynes Mk12 5EL

01908 316222

info@mkmuseum.org.uk

www.mkmuseum.org.uk

Visitor Information

1st November to 31st March- Saturday & Sunday 11am-4.30pm 1st April to 31st October - Wednesday - Sunday 11.00am-4.30pm PLUS Good Friday, Easter Monday and Bank Holiday Mondays in May and August. Also every day during local half terms.

Adults £6 Concessions £5 Family (2 Adults + 4 children) £16

Facilities

 Wheelchair access

 Cafe

 Parking

 Shop

 Guided tour

 Toilets

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