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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.

11 hours ago

Heritage MK

Well are you?Are you joining us for our Christmas activities this December? 🎄

Whether you are visiting our Vintage Christmas Grotto, navigating the Christmas Maze or hunting for crocheted squirrels in our Christmas Code Crackers trail, don't forget to take advantage of our local residents offer.

Find out how to get 50% off season tickets: ow.ly/bx6U50xwfKS

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14 hours ago

Heritage MK

Interesting ....Over the last couple of weeks, we have been exploring Cowper's sofa, and it being the inspiration for his famous poem, The Task. Therefore, it is only right, to finish this little trilogy from an extract from that very poem (The Task, Book 1: The Sofa). Enjoy!:


"I sing the sofa. I who lately sang
Truth, Hope and Charity, and touch'd with awe
The solemn chords, and with a trembling hand,
Escap'd with pain from that advent'rous flight,
Now seek repose upon an humbler theme;
The theme though humble, yet august and proud
Th' occasion—for the Fair commands the song."


To continue reading, please see here: quod.lib.umich.edu/e/ecco/004792652.0001.000/1:4?rgn=div1;view=fulltext




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14 hours ago

Heritage MK

A tool for every job2019 in Review: (June): The Buttonhook Society held its annual exhibition in the atrium of our new gallery space - and there were some brilliant examples on display - including themed selections on music, sport and dogs... ... See MoreSee Less

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14 hours ago

Heritage MK

That’s a fluffy one!Living Archive MK's Advent Calendar: Day 11!

Father Christmas arriving at the Co-Op in Bletchley, 1974.

To find our how we preserve your MK memories and browse our online book sale - they make great Christmas presents! - please follow the link: ow.ly/DOtw50xqqQS
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14 hours ago

Heritage MK

Timeline PhotosWe're in double digits! It's time for Day 11 of the #BletchleyParkAdventCalendar. Head over to our Instagram to open the door of Hut 6 🚪

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1 day ago

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2 days ago

Heritage MK

Thank you to everyone that came to our Dickens of a Christmas stands and made it our BEST YET! We're loving this photo of some of our volunteers at the 'Splat the Rat' stand 😁 More photos to follow...


We would love to see your pictures: be sure to tag us #cowperandnewtonmuseum and @cowpnewtmuseum on social media (and follow us if you don't already 😉)




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2 days ago

Heritage MK

Didn’t they all do we’ll!2019 in Review (June): We are thrilled to announce that volunteers at Milton Keynes Museum have been honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award that a voluntary group can receive in the UK

Volunteers are at the very heart of Milton Keynes Museum. Over the last year, some 280 people regularly donated their time. Their work is integral to the success of the museum – in 2018 almost 60,000 visitors came to find out more about local heritage.
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2 days ago

Heritage MK

And behind this door is a beautiful room!Open the beautiful doors of the Ballroom for Day 10 of the #BletchleyParkAdventCalendar!🚪 ow.ly/jCcP50xvs4f ... See MoreSee Less

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2 days ago

Heritage MK

Getting there!It's time for Day 9 of the #BletchleyParkAdventCalendar! We have some very special photographs to share of Block C. Doesn't it look familiar?

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2 days ago

Heritage MK

Look serious!Living Archive MK's Advent Calendar: Day 9!

Dickensian-style participants in the Co-Op Christmas parade strolling down Bletchley Road, 1964.

(whenever I look at this one Little Green Bag from Reservoir Dogs starts playing in my head...)

To find out how we preserve your memories of MK and to browse our online book sale please click here: ow.ly/sfVQ50xqoZx
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4 days ago

Heritage MK

And even more trees! I prefer a real one myself, but is that good for the environment?Living Archive MK's Advent Calendar: Day 8!

Wolverton's Agora stuffed with Christmas cheer.
Enjoy the memories, my dears
Because perhaps this time next year
This wierd old spaceship won't even be here.

Ok, maybe poetry's not really our thing...

To find out how we preserve your MK memories and browse our online book sale - they make great Christmas presents - click here: ow.ly/Eu5G50xqnrB
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4 days ago

Heritage MK

Countdown continues ...Find out more about Hut 4 for Day 8 of our #BletchleyParkAdventCalendar! 🚪

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