Established as a charity, the Shed provides facilities enabling men to meet, pursue hobbies, practical interests, share skills, learn new ones, help in community-based projects and develop new ideas. Membership is open to anyone over the age of 18.
It started in 2012 and was the first Men’s Shed in Milton Keynes. This happened with the help of Milton Keynes Christian Foundation and Age UK Milton Keynes.
As Men's Sheds go, is pretty large, with generous sized wood and metal workshops, model making areas -aero and model trains along with occasional music sessions and its own “Hack Space” group, doing wonderful things with computers and electronics. For the more idle, there’s the kitchen and a lounge/office area with 4 computer and high speed internet connection.
This all comes at no small cost. Most of the money is raised through member donations, typically £5 per week or whatever they can afford, our policy being never to let cost get in the way of a man attending the Shed. You can donate through Local Giving.
We are open Mon and Wed 10 a.m. to late evening and Fri 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. We don’t have any staff, no supervision, it’s run and manned by the members, we do our own thing, but also engage in various community projects.
If you want to contact us or join the Shed, go to Contact MISMK.
We are now open to taking on a limited number of new members, especially those who are keen to use our workshops or Hackspace facility. Go to Contact MISMK page.If you interest is more general you can register on the Reserve List through our Contact MISMK page.
1. Woughton Parish are looking to set up a Shed; contact email@example.com
2. West Bletchley Shed mostly targetted at residents in MK3; contact firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Tinker Bridge Repair Shed. A new community venture; contact email@example.com
4. The Model Railway Club, The Old Bath House, Wolverton; contact Phil Wood, Tel 07831 827300,
Also if you want to locate other Men's Sheds in the UK, click here.