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Victorian Weekend at MK Museum

Venue: Wolverton, MK
Date: 23 Jun 2018 - 24 Jun 2018
Times: Normal opening times

Family fun galore in store as MK Museum celebrates the Victorian era

June 23 & 24, 2018

It was the era of exploration and discovery and this June Milton Keynes Museum is turning back the clock and inviting everyone to experience Victorian life. The glorious age of Music Hall was one of the ways that people would let their hair down and enjoy themselves, and you'll hear the favourite songs from the era.

You will be able to take tea with Her Majesty Queen Victoria, and enjoy lessons in etiquette, so as not to make any embarrassing slip-ups in royal company.

Spaces are limited for such an honour and full details can be found atwww.miltonkeynesmuseum.org.uk/a-right-royal-invitation-to-tea/

Bookings are being taken by phone on 01908 316222 if you wish to have a natter with HM over the finest bone china!

Beware the Ragged Victorians, who come straight from the pages of Oliver Twist. They will be re-enacting the other side of Victorian life on site all weekend. Be careful though, or they might pick a pocket or two!

The Palace of Curiosities will be full of fun and fascination in equal measure – and the Victorian fairground show 'finds' include the mysterious Marcus Island Mermaid.

Soldiers of the Victorian Military Society will be looking smart in their crimson jackets, and you can even discover secrets hidden in old military photographs with 'Who Do You Think You Are?' expert Graham Bandy. Why not bring your own family snaps along?

Elsewhere on site you can take home a souvenir from the on-site Victorian traders, and enjoy the sounds of the New Bradwell Band.

Historical costumier Izabela Pitcher will bring a gorgeous display of Victorian fashion, you can learn about liquorish making with Jack Greene, and get stuck into popular games from the period - try your luck at the coconut shy, with the skittles or at hoopla.

The event will be sound-tracked by local bands who will get your feet tapping, and all the usual museum attractions will be open.

Roll-up, roll-up for as much exuberant entertainment as you can handle this June 23 & 24!

Standard admission prices apply – which will also give you FREE entry for the following 12 months when Gift Aid is given; adults £9, child £6, retired & unwaged £7.  A family ticket (admitting two adults and up to four children) is £26.

More information about forthcoming events and expansion plans can be found on the website www.mkmuseum.org.uk

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