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Roll up for MK Museum's Victorian Weekend

Date Posted:26/05/2016

Victorian Weekend at MK MuseumRoll up, roll up, for an extravaganza of Victorian fashion, entertainments, music and majesty!

Yes, Milton Keynes Museum’s Victorian weekend is back for a second year, bigger, better and even more fun than before.

Over the June 11-12 weekend there’s a chance to:

  • Be enthralled by the Palace of Curiosities, a Victorian fairground show full of mystery, fascination and fun. The Marcus Island Mermaid is just one of the objects that will leave you incredulous!
  • Take afternoon tea with Queen Victoria, and lessons in royal etiquette throughout the weekend.
  • Drill with soldiers of the age and watch as they are inspected by Her Majesty.
  • Learn about the hugely popular Victorian music hall and join in singing the best-known songs of the era
  • Enjoy tales of the famous escapologist Harry Houdini, related by historian and author Neil Storey
  • See a display of Victorian fashion from historical costumier Izabela Pitcher of Prior Attire
  • Or come and meet Charles Dickens, who’ll be telling tales of his own…
  • Learn about liquorish making with delicious liquorish maker Jack Greene.
  • Bring your old photos in for our expert, Graham Bandy, to examine and tell you about. Graham is a regular at the Who Do You Think You Are exhibitions;
  • Go shopping for unique gifts in the Victorian village market
  • Try your hand at the Victorian coconut shy and other fairground attractions.
  • 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.

Why not come in costume yourself and experience an age or exploration, discovery, learning and progress?

The event runs from 11am-4.30pm on both days and there’s no charge on top of usual museum admission, which entitles you to visit as many times as you wish for the next 12 months. Further details on the museum’s website www.mkmuseum.org.uk