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Take a peek into the history vaults with MK Museum this weekend for a dramatic and real review of how we used to live.

Visitors to the site in Wolverton will be rewarded with a swell programme from key periods in our area’s history.

You’ll meet the Roman traders demonstrating early wax tablets and selling everything from jewellery to potions, and see Roman artists using colour pigments.

Then move on and check in with the Vikings. They had the best hair and the best boats, but they were a fierce bunch. Proving the point, they’ll be in battle this weekend!

Visit Chanz Des Reis, a 12th century historical re-enactment group who expertly cover civilian, military and religious life in the middle ages, and then have a go at archery, as practised in Medieval times.

Forget a walk down memory lane, this is a sprint through our history and there is plenty more on the menu than what we’ve already mentioned.

Pop in and see the Oxford Household and Woodvilles, living in quite the same fashion as they would have been during the War of the Roses, and talk to a Tudor surgeon.

And talking is all you’ll want to do. Medicine then wasn’t quite what it is today, shall we say. Anaesthetic? What anaesthetic?!

A civil war re-enactment group will be present, and there will be much, much more to engage with daily, between 11am and 4pm on both Saturday and Sunday

“This area has played a significant role throughout many eras of history and we are looking forward to telling those stories in really exciting ways,” said director Bill Griffiths.

Visit www.mkmuseum.org.uk for details.

>While we are on the subject of Milton Keynes Museum, here’s advance warning of an event happening at the history hub next Thursday which will see MK (Stony Stratford) Lions Club hosting the first in a series of Motors at the Museum shows.

Simply, if you are a classic car owner, this is the chance to show off your gleaming bodywork to likeminded motoring enthusiasts.

The informal meetings are open to all petrolheads and whether your ‘baby in the garage’ is a classic, modern, or modded car (or indeed bike) you’ll be most welcome to drive on in to chat, swap tips and enjoy the machines.

The event will roll between 4.30pm and 9pm and entry is £3 per car.

That money will be split directly between the good causes supported by the Lions Club, and the museum itself.

And this will be the bargain of the week – the museum is offering free entry to all car show attendees, so even if your nearest and dearest don’t share your passion for the wheel-side, there’s still plenty for them to enjoy (seriously, you can spend hours looking around) for nowt.

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