News and events

Please note that we tend to use what3words for precise locations.

Spring 2024 talks (URC in town, Tuesdays, please arrive by 19:25 latest)

Talks start promptly at 19:30. Tickets are £1 for members, £3 for non-members, so an annual membership for £10 is a bargain!

There is usually a break about half-way through where tea/coffees are available for purchase, and we usually have a raffle. You are still very welcome to bring your own water bottles.

  • 05/03/2024, AGM and “Windmill Street (the street that never was)” (Dianne Sutton).
  • 19/03/2024, “Ladies of the Grand Tour” (Jean Yates).
  • 02/04/2024, due to Easter there is no evening talk.
  • 16/04/2024, Shipwreck on the Dorset Coast (Bob Errington).
  • 07/05/2024, Woman’s Land Army WWl (Helen Frost).
  • 21/05/2024, The Rest of the Night will be Fine (Geoff Morris).

URC what3words: ///puppets.slogged.autumn

Spring/Summer walks

Most walks will require booking via Eventbrite or via our Treasurer, Barbara.

Evening walks are always Tuesday, and meet at 18:45 for a 19:00 start. It is £2 per person (we would greatly appreciate exact change if possible). Please check the weather report and dress appropriately! Sadly our insurance doesn’t cover pets, so no dogs please.

Format is: Date, “Walk title”, meet point (what3words), maximum number of attendees.

  • No further walks at this moment.

Visiting the museum (Chandos Hall)

Pending sufficient volunteers, we are usually open every second and fourth Sunday of the month, 14:00-16:00, except December (although we may still have special dates for that month).

Current special exhibition: “40 years of NPHS!”

  • 24/03/2024, 14:00-16:00.
  • 14/04/2024, 14:00-16:00.
  • 28/04/2024, 14:00-16:00.

Directions to Chandos Hall can be found further down this page.

The Heritage Trail (posted September 2021)

We have designed these self-guided town trails for people to complete in their own time, but if you’d like your answers to be marked, please post the completed trail through the NPHS Museum door at Chandos Court, Silver Street. Remember to put contact details on your sheet!

Newport Pagnell Historical Society (NPHS) was founded in 1984 by a small group interested in the buildings and people of the town and surrounding area and concerned in preserving the past for the future. By the 1990’s the thriving society, by its own fund raising efforts and with the generous help of the Harry Middleton Gift, was able to purchase and refurbish Chandos Hall and open it both as a Museum and the Society’s headquarters. The Society currently has around one hundred and seventy members who meet twice a month and is active in many aspects of the town and further afield including the preservation of historical buildings – many of which have been sadly lost in the past.

The Membership Fee is £10.00 for all ages (18+). Forms and dues can be paid at the museum or any evening talk.

Our address is: Newport Pagnell Historical Society, Chandos Hall, Silver Street, Newport Pagnell, Bucks, MK16 0EN .

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Museum entrance

Chandos Hall (the museum) can be found down the alleyway between numbers 52-54 Silver Street, and is the white-painted building to the right at the end.

Recommended parking to visit the museum

We recommend parking in the free Silver Street car park.

Some old pictures of Newport

  • Wombwell painting
  • A collection of Newport Pagnell jars and bottles

Newport Pagnell Historical Society would like to acknowledge and thank Alan Cooper – MKHA web administrator – for the friendly, cheerful and patient way he has assisted with this web site.