Bedfordshire provides visitors with a diverse mix of bustling market towns, tranquil countryside and exciting attractions for all the family. Today's it's one of the United Kingdom's premier holiday destinations, but the county has been through plenty of changes in its long history. To learn more about Bedfordshire and the surrounding area, a lot of holidaymakers head for the Milton Keynes Museum. As there are so many excellent hotels in the local area, the museum is an obvious addition to any itinerary.
Milton Keynes Museum
Close to the heart of Milton Keynes lies this fascination, independently run museum, which is housed with an original Victorian farmstead. The displays throughout the museum cover the history of Milton Keynes and the surrounding area, with focuses on local industry and major historical events. Just five minutes from the city centre, this informative museum is well worth the visit for anyone staying in or around Milton Keynes.
The highlight of the Milton Keynes Museum is the latest addition - the Connected Earth exhibition. This hands-on exhibition details developments in modern communication technology, taking visitors from the early days of Morse code to the modern mobile telephone.
Visitors can also take a stroll down the historic high street, which gives them an insight into how local people used to shop. Head from the haberdashery to the hardware store and see what might have been in stock several hundred years ago.
The museum also features transport exhibitions, and a section on Milton Keynes during World War II.
Hotels near Milton Keynes Museum
The area surrounding Milton Keynes is home to some of the best hotels in Bedfordshire, from luxury spa retreats to family friendly hotels and guest houses.
The Holiday Inn and Days Inn offer spectacularly convenient location on the edge of Milton Keynes. Close to the M1, these hotels are particularly popular with business guests, but are also ideal for visitors keen to explore the county.
A little way outside the town centre, visitors can find a number of pretty rural hotels and guest houses. The White Hart in Sherington offers a traditional inn with a pretty interior.