Known as Station X during World War 2 this was the home of the secret scientific team that worked to decipher German military coded messages sent using the Enigma code machine. See the famous Enigma machine, exhibitions, vintage vehicles, Churchill memorabilia, computer museum, model railway plus much more. Wander in the grounds, past the lake, take a look inside the mansion or pick up a period souvenir from the gift shop. There is even a 1/5 scale MkVII U-Boat used in the feature film “Enigma”.
Why not take the number 36 or Dash Direct bus service to Leighton Buzzard railway station, for frequent trains one stop up the line to Bletchley. Once at the station just turn right outside the station and the Museum is on the left (approximately 2 minutes walk).
For more information why not visit:
Tel: 01908 640 404
Aylesbury Roald Dahl Children’s Centre and Town Museum
Part of the Buckinghamshire County Museum this is a great place for children with lots of hands-on-exhibits and activities. You can go inside the Giant Peach, crawl along Fantastic Mr. Fox’s tunnel and even ride in the Great Glass Elevator! You can also enjoy a day out in Aylesbury at the same time � with the shopping centre and cobbled
market square just a short walk away.
Travelling to this museum by public transport couldn’t be easier. Simply jump on the number 36 or Dash Direct bus to the High Street, then change onto the number 150 or 165 buses which operate hourly to Aylesbury. Once you have arrived in Aylesbury, the Museum is just a short walk from the bus station.
This museum is located on Church Street, Aylesbury. For more information why not visit
www.roalddahlfans.com/museum.php or call 01296 331 441.
Milton Keynes Museum
Founded in 1973, the Museum is located in the peaceful surroundings of Stacey Hill Farm and provides a unique range of entertainment and educational facilities for the people of Milton Keynes and the neighbouring counties.
The museum shows the history of Milton Keynes and includes many exhibits (both indoors and outdoors) of old telephones, farming methods, and gives you an insight into how life used to be, with an old school room, farmhouse, Victorian kitchen and museum street.
For more information about this informative and enjoyable day out call 01908 316 222 or visit www.mkmuseum.org.uk
Ford End Mill, Ivinghoe
This little mill, recorded in 1616 but certainly very much older, was in use until 1963. Restored by volunteers, and now maintained and run by Ford End Watermill Society, it is the only remaining working watermill in Buckinghamshire with original machinery. It retains all the atmosphere of a small farm mill of the late 1800’s.
An unusual feature is the sheepwash in the tailrace below the mill. Washing made the fleece easier to shear and increased its value. Stoneground wholemeal flour is on sale during milling demonstrations.
For further information call 01442 825 421 or visit www.fordendwatermill.co.uk.
Pitstone Museum of Rural Life
Housed in the buildings of a farm built in 1831, the Museum offers a fascinating and inexpensive day out for the family, with many interesting displays and artefacts to see; including tractors, a blacksmith, dairy and wheelwright. The museum is run by volunteers from the Pitstone & Ivinghoe Museum Society.
Although the museum runs as a Rural Life Museum with many exhibits relating to farming, country life, trades and professions within a 25 mile radius of Pitstone; it has many other interesting exhibits, including two model railways, a 37 HP Crossley gas engine, stationary engines, vintage wirelesses, photographic and electrical apparatus and a WWII military aviation room. The highlight of this room is a full size reconstruction of a section of a wartime Avro Lancaster Bomber.
For further information about this museum, why not visit http://www.pitstonemuseum.co.uk/or call 01582 605464.