What to see in Milton Keynes

Discover the best Milton Keynes has to offer! Instagrammable spots, amazing venues and must-see views - Milton Keynes has it all.

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By the Avanti Web Team

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3 min read | 30 May 2024

Known for its art collections, museums and concrete cows, there are lots of interesting attractions and places to see in Milton Keynes. Take a look at some of our favourites and start planning your trip to this exciting city.

Find the best things to see in Milton Keynes

Discover all of the best places to see in Milton Keynes on your trip here. Explore historic places of interest, entertainment venues and museums galore. Your itinerary will be jam-packed with exciting things to see.

Bletchley Park is a place of massive historical significance, once the top-secret home of the World War Two Codebreakers. Today, the park is an exciting museum and heritage attraction. Visitors can enjoy interactive displays, beautifully restored buildings and museum collections. The site has lots of different areas to explore, including scenic outdoor space, so you can expect to spend a fun-filled day here. Little ones can even pick up a top-secret mission pack. This encourages them to complete exciting tasks at various site locations and learn more about their rich histories.

Silbury Boulevard

Soak up art and culture at Milton Keynes Theatre by catching a show. Completed in 1999, this venue has hosted years of entertainment. Here, you’ll find enchanting musicals, plays, stand-up comedy, family shows and more. Their varied programme means that no matter your taste, there’s sure to be a production here that takes your fancy. The theatre is just 5 minutes away from Milton Keynes railway station, so getting here with Avanti West Coast is easy.

Stadium MK, home of football team MK Dons, is a hub of activity in Milton Keynes. The 30,530-seat stadium was opened in 2007, graced by the company of Queen Elizabeth II. Since then, the stadium has been a proud home to football fans, music lovers and delicious restaurants and bars. Events take place at the stadium, including unforgettable sports, live concerts and festivals. The site boasts plenty to see and do outside of these events too, with tasty spots like the Pitchside Restaurant to stop and indulge. You’re guaranteed a good time without even having to go off-site.

Experience history coming to life at Milton Keynes Museum, a museum dedicated to the city and its people. Through fascinating exhibits and galleries, the museum tells the tale of how Milton Keynes was planned and built. Here, visitors can walk through a Victorian street, complete a nature trail and even meet Milton Keynes’ famous concrete cows. The museum is an independent charity aiming to inform locals and future generations about the city and its history. Visiting the site, enjoying a cake in their tea room, or grabbing a souvenir in the shop supports the charity to continue on its mission.

Another interesting must-see attraction in Milton Keynes is the National Film and Sci-Fi Museum. The museum is dedicated to saving artefacts used in filmmaking that are so often discarded and forgotten. Exhibits here are made up of props, costumes, art, photos, and footage from films like James Bond, Harry Potter and Star Wars. Prepare to be inspired and amazed by the unique pieces you’ll find hidden away here. A real gem for fans of film and television.

Old winmill on Caldecotte Lake

Plan your Milton Keynes trip with Avanti

Now that you’re clued up on all of the best attractions in Milton Keynes, it’s time to get planning your journey. Find the best travel times, book your trip and even track your train with ease when you download the Avanti West Coast app.

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