Victorian Weekend

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10/06/2016 12/06/2016


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Back for the second year, our Victorian weekend is a fantastic chance to travel back in time to the period we’re best-known for. Over the two days you can enjoy a host of extra displays and activities such as:
  • Roll-up, roll-up to be enthralled by the Palace of Curiosities, a Victorian fairground show full of mystery, fascination and fun.
  • Visit the street of shops and talk and buy from our shopkeepers in Victorian costume.
  • Drop in and hear spine-tingling tales from the past from author and Victorian expert, Neil Storey, giving talks throughout the event.
  • Marvel at the optical tricks projected from the early magic lanterns as our own Kevin Vartey delivers a slide show such as you have never seen before.
  • Take tea with Queen Victoria who will be granting an audience to loyal subjects in the Granary cafe and around the site throughout the weekend.
  • You can also experience a taste of what it was like to attend school 150 years ago, but keep your head down to avoid the cane!
  • Meet the staff of a Victorian household and learn how it was run.
Keep an eye on this page for more attractions as we confirm them. And why not come in costume yourself and experience an age or exploration, discovery, learning and progress? For our our young visitors Queen Victoria will be judging a best dressed Victorian competition on both days of the festival.


Milton Keynes Museum, McConnell Drive, Wolverton, Milton Keynes MK12 5EL