Milton Keynes Museum
An independent local museum, with a small transport collection.
McConnell Drive, Wolverton, Milton Keynes, MK12 5EL.
c1978 – present.
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.
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.
• The Museum website: www.miltonkeynesmuseum.org.uk.