discover the top things to see and do in Milton Keynes
Midway between Birmingham and London, Milton Keynes has got a host of unique museums and historical sites, including Bletchley Park where they cracked the Enigma code in WW2, The National Badminton Museum, and The National Museum of Computing. It’s also a top destination for an action-packed day out, with real snow slopes at SnoZone, all the fun of the fair at Gulliver’s Land, plus unrivalled shopping one of the longest shopping malls in Europe! Boasting Roman remains and 4,000 acres of parks, this surprisingly green destination is ideal for a relaxing day out.
Check out our top 10 events in and around Milton Keynes this week
Recently depicted in the award-winning film The Imitation Game, the house and grounds were the central site for Britain's code breakers during the Second World War. Learn about their revolutionary and ultimately life saving work, most notably the intricacies of the Enigma machine designed by Alan Turing.
When: Nov 1-Dec 31, Jan 1-Feb 28 2017, Mon-Sun 9.30am-4pm, last admission 3pm, Mar 1-Oct 31, 9.30am-5pm, last adm 4pm, closed Dec 24-26, Jan 1
Where: Bletchley Park, Wilton Avenue, Bletchley, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire. MK3 6EB
Contact: +44 (0)1908 640404
More Details: www.bletchleypark.org.uk
Follow the history of the area from 1800 to the present day in a series of engaging collections and exhibits that document the emergence of Britain's newest city. The museum boasts interactive recreations and displays, and an ever-changing program of special events.
When: Mar 25-Oct 30, Wed-Sun 11am-4.30pm, Nov 5-Mar 24, Sat & Sun 11am-4.30pm
Where: Milton Keynes Museum, Mcconnell Drive, Wolverton, Milton Keynes. MK12 5EL
Contact: +44 (0)1908 316222
More Details: www.miltonkeynesmuseum.org.uk
Located in the world renowned Bletchley Park, The National Museum Of Computing will open your eyes to the history and continual development of the computing world. As the world's first purpose built computer centre, TNMOC aims to collect and restore computer systems, whilst inspiring and enlightening visitors about the history of the computer.
When: Colossus Galleries Mon-Sun 10.30am-5pm, Full Museum Thu, Sat, Sun 12noon-5pm, Colossus Galleries Dec 21, 10.30pm-3pm, closed Dec 24-26, Jan 1 & 2
Where: The National Museum Of Computing, H Block, Sherwood Drive, Bletchley, Milton Keynes. MK3 6EB
Contact: +44 (0)1908 645001
More Details: www.tnmoc.org
Willen Lake is Milton Keynes' most popular park, with a million visitors a year taking part in watersports activities, cycling, enjoying the walks and play area, trying the high ropes course or simply picnicking along Willen's shores. The park is open year round and there is no admission fee.
When: Mon-Sun dawn-dusk
Where: Willen Lake, Brickhill Street, Willen Lake, Milton Keynes. MK15 0DS
Contact: +44 (0)1908 691 620
More Details: www.willenlake.org.uk
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