• Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days

When everyone gets to peek behind doors that are usually locked, or sneak in free to places that usually charge. 15,000 people did that in 2017; getting a sneak peek at secret gardens, private concerts, and even the courts... everyone gets to see into the lives of buildings and people in the city.

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  • Our celebration of Heritage in Milton Keynes

Celebration of Heritage in Milton Keynes

When everyone gets to peek behind doors that are usually locked, or sneak in free to places that usually charge. 15,000 people did that in 2017; getting a sneak peek at secret gardens, private concerts, and even the courts... everyone gets to see into the lives of buildings and people in the city.

1 day ago

Heritage MK

He’s dressed very smartly.***The Mystery Saxophonist***

We’re wondering if anyone can help us work out the identity of this saxophone player from a photograph in our Image Archive, dating back to 1986. If its you, or you know the sharply dressed musician – please do get in touch!

Image Description: A Busker playing a saxophone outside Habitat in Queens Court. CMK
Image Reference: Central MK Busker; Unknown; 1986; IMA/CA/1246
ehive.com/collections/4535/objects/1171626/central-mk-busker

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Garden’s often offer a sanctuary 🙂Cowper, a sufferer of melancholy, found much peace and purpose in his garden and in gardening. A soothing balm for his troubled soul. We hope you feel this too in his garden, every time you visit us.

"O blest seclusion from a jarring world,
Which he, thus occupied, enjoys! Retreat
Cannot indeed to guilty man restore
Lost innocence, or cancel follies past;
But it has peace, and much secures the mind
From all assaults of evil; proving still
A faithful barrier, not o'erleap'd with ease
By vicious Custom, raging uncontroll'd
Abroad, and desolating public life."

The Task, Book 3: The Garden - William Cowper

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3 days ago

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Going to be great to finally open tne doors to visitors!10 days to go folks!

The final bit of cleaning, dusting and set up is being completed as we prepare to open up our museum for you all to return.

Ecstatic is an understatement.

Book your tickets here: cowper-and-newton-museum.arttickets.org.uk/
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3 days ago

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What an amazing prelude to the whole code breaking era! ... See MoreSee Less

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I’m hoping we can have lunch in our garden today ❤️ ... See MoreSee Less

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Nostalgic ❤️ ... See MoreSee Less

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3 days ago

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Book now 🙂It's Saturday morning, so grab a coffee, check our museum availability during May and Half Term and book the family in for a great day out.

We've been working incredibly hard to ensure that you have the best time with us, and have lots of new attractions that we're excited about - and you will be too!

Click the link and get ready to have fun: www.tickettailor.com/events/miltonkeynesmuseum
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This is my local one! ... See MoreSee Less

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He looks a happy chappie 🙂This is the 18th century preacher George Whitefield.

He was a key figure in the early Methodist movement and ‘The Great Awakening’ of religious feeling in the American colonies due to his extensive preaching across British America and the British Isles.

When John Newton was a Surveyor of Tides at the Port of Liverpool he was heavily inspired by Whitefield.

This engraving is from the frontispiece in a book of Whitefield’s memoirs, owned by William Cowper.
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4 days ago

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We've got more good news for you this morning - Half Term is coming soon and the museum will be open for the whole week (May 31-June 6).
Ditch holiday boredoms and have a fab time out with us. Tickets are on sale now: www.tickettailor.com/events/miltonkeynesmuseum

(pic taken pre pandemic)
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4 days ago

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Did you know that the 13 May is UK New Towns Day? Well you do now. And this year it's going online.⁠

Milton Keynes was designated on 23 January 1967 as the last of the third wave new towns under the 1946 New Towns Act. Milton Keynes Council (MKC) in partnership with Pooleyville welcomes you to our annual UK New Towns Sharing Day, for the first time online.⁠

The free event gives us and other invited new towns the opportunity to demonstrate the excellence and/or model value of projects, plans and developments that have been happening in 2020 or which are planned for 2021 within New Towns, and how heritage and culture are driving growth, regeneration, change or ‘new town reinvention’ in our respective places.⁠

Local Creative Agency Pooleyville will be presenting their latest work around the innovative Saxon Court ‘Gateway’ development. Contributions from Basildon, Harlow, Stevenage, Milton Keynes and the University of Nottingham are also on the programme to show how each town, no longer new, is looking to reinvent themselves. ⁠

Find out more and sign up here: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/homeworld-40-uk-new-towns-day-tickets-149828104895

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5 days ago

Heritage MK

What a sunny delight in a garden so special!It's official, colour has returned to the garden! 😍 ... See MoreSee Less

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5 days ago

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This gentleman has visited our garden lots of times, quite a large chap! ... See MoreSee Less

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