Milton Keynes Museum is a social history museum with a difference. Set in five acres of countryside, it is very much a hands-on experience. Visitors can operate the historic telephones and switchboards; play the pianola; make toast in the kitchen; get inside an Anderson shelter during a simulated air raid; or try brass rubbing in the chapel. As well as all this, there's a Hall of Transport, and Victorian and Wartime gardens. There is a tea room and a gift shop, as well as a calendar of special events (see website).
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Suitable for all child ages
- Parking onsite
- Fully accessible
- Facilities: 2 wheelchairs available
- Accessible toilets
- Opening Times: Open Apr-Oct, Wed-Sun 11-4.30; Nov & Jan-Mar, weekends only 11-4.30. Also open BH Mons & daily during local school half terms. Closed Dec ex for Xmas events. See website
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Buckinghamshire is a land of glorious beech trees, wide views and imposing country houses. Victorian Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli savoured the peace and tranquillity of Hughenden Manor, while generations of statesmen have entertained world leaders at Chequers, the Prime Minister’s rural retreat. Stowe and Waddesdon Manor are fine examples of even grander houses, set amid sumptuous gardens and dignified parkland.
The Vale of Aylesbury is a vast playground for leisure seekers with around 1,000 miles (1,609km) of paths and tracks to explore. Rising above it are the Chiltern Hills, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty covering 308sq miles (798sq km). They are best appreciated in autumn, when the leaves turn from dark green to deep brown. In the southeast corner of the Chilterns lie the woodland rides of Burnham Beeches, another haven for ramblers and wildlife lovers. Although the county’s history is long and eventful, it’s also associated with events within living memory. At Bletchley Park, more than 10,000 people worked in complete secrecy to try and bring a swift conclusion to World War II. Further south, an otherwise unremarkable stretch of railway line was made infamous by the Great Train Robbery in the summer of 1963.
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