Britain By Car - A Motoring History

Milton Keynes Museum

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An independent local museum, with a small transport collection.

Location    
McConnell Drive, Wolverton, Milton Keynes, MK12 5EL.

Date    
c1978 – present.

Commentary
This family-friendly museum, situated in the grounds of a former farm, has a small number of car-related exhibits.  These include two Tickford high-performance engines donated by the Ford Motor Company after they took over Aston Martin and decided to no longer use the Tickford name.

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Also on display is an 1899 Hornsby-Ackroyd heavy-oil engine of a type originally developed by Herbert Ackroyd-Stuart in nearby Bletchley, who took out a patent for the world’s first compression engine.

The Museum’s transport collection is set to enlarge in the near future with the creation of a number of new galleries.  These will special exhibition areas for some of the region’s most successful businesses – including Red Bull Racing, who are based in Milton Keynes.

Further details    
• The Museum website: www.miltonkeynesmuseum.org.uk.