A new ticketing scheme at Milton Keynes Museum means visitors can return as many times as they like for 12 months free of charge.
The pay-once-come-as-often-as-you-like scheme also includes all the museum’s fantastic event weekends – among them the History Festival, Victorian Weekend and Fabulous 40s Festival.
Best of all, the new prices represent only a small increase on ticket charges – which have been held for the last three years.
From this Easter – which marks the start of the museum’s summer opening hours – a year’s entry to the museum will cost an adult £9 and child £6, or £26 for a family ticket admitting two adults and up to four children. Unwaged and retired tickets are £7.
Explained Museum Director Bill Griffiths: “As an independent, volunteer-run museum we depend on the income from tickets to fund everything we do. Our visitors – whose comments have put us among Milton Keynes’ top-rated attractions on TripAdvisor – tell us we offer great value for money.
“Our new twelve month tickets will help us provide even more for visitors by allowing us to claim Gift Aid. And by enabling people to visit the museum and enjoy our events for a whole year means we are providing even better value than before.
Ticket holders will also be the first to see the Museum’s expansion plans coming to fruition as work begins on two major new galleries later this year.
During the transition period existing season ticket holders will be offered a choice of a refund, or transferred to the museum’s new friends’ scheme whose benefits will include free hot and cold drinks when visiting, access to a VIP marquee serving free refreshments at major events, and entry to the museum’s lecture programme.
More details and benefits of the friends’ scheme will be announced shortly and the museum says it will be in touch with all season ticket holders about the new ticketing.
From Easter the Museum will be open each week from Wednesday-Sunday, 11am-4.30 right through until the end of October, with additional opening dates during school half terms.