Fun for all guaranteed at the return of Milton Keynes Museum’s Victorian Weekend

Posted 30th May 2023

Step back in time and experience life the way it used to be when Milton Keynes Museum’s popular Victorian Weekend returns this June 17 & 18.

If you think school is tough now, you need to experience life as a pupil back then – and the Museum will be offering multiple mini-lessons in its school room each day.

Mess about or back-chat the teacher at your peril!

Feeling peckish? Welsh cakes will be cooked up in the Victorian Cottage, activities will be taking place in the Victorian Pharmacy and Victorian themed crafts will keep little history fans entertained across the weekend.

Queen Victoria at Milton Keynes MuseumThe event comes with a Royal seal of approval too; Queen Victoria – and her ladies in waiting – will be putting in an appearance both days.

If you want to spend more time with HM, the Museum is once again offering visitors the chance to enjoy afternoon tea with Queen Victoria. How would you like to have a natter with her over the finest bone china? (Pre-bookings only, and numbers are limited. Visit to secure your place).

Please mind your Ps and Qs though, or one will most certainly not be amused!

Neil Storey is an ace tale teller and he will capture young imaginations with a story about London after Midnight. And for the grown ups? A little look back over the gruesome murders committed by the hands of the infamous and elusive Jack the Ripper…

If you get fed up filling the washing machine, spare a thought for our Victorian ancestors who had an altogether more laborious task when it came to laundry day – and the Museum will be showing you how they did it.

Perhaps you are lucky enough to have a costume, uniform badge or some other memento from the era and want to know more about its history; Graham Bandy will be set up and ready to answer your questions – so go dig those heirlooms out from the back of the garage or that loft space.

With music from the Wolverton Town Band (on the Saturday) and a violinist (Sunday), shooting displays from the Die Hard soldiers, and puppet shows, the event will be bursting with fun for all ages.

You’ll need to keep your wits about you though; the Ragged Victorians come straight from the pages of Oliver Twist and will be showing the other side of Victorian life on site all weekend.

Be careful because they might pick a pocket or two!

Standard admission prices apply – which will also give you FREE entry for the following 12 months; adults £15, concessions £12, child £10.
A family ticket (admitting two adults and up to four children) is £40.

More information about forthcoming events can be found on the website