• 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.

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Heritage MK

Tate and Lyle ! Memories 🙂What's your favourite sweet treat? Chances are it's not a Marzipan Tea Cake, which is one of the choice options in our pantry.
What family treats do you remember from days past?
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Heritage MK

Now you can see more for less! How good is that?Did you know we offer the following discounts on entry to Bletchley Park? 💸

📍50% off for local residents
🎨 50% off for Artfund National Art Pass Members
🌳 20% off for English Heritage Members
🔒 20% off for MOD ID card holders

Pre-booking is essential ⬇️

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*Please contact our bookings team if you don't see your ticket type listed.
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Heritage MK

Good photograph!Want a #MKNewTownQuiz ? See how many Milton Keynes’ buildings, landmarks and places you can identify.

This Week is #ChildrensArtWeek so try all four of our creative #MKHomeDesignCity Challenges on the #MKExplorers website ow.ly/TCWs30qRCSl #GetKidsCreating
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18 hours ago

Heritage MK

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21 hours ago

Heritage MK

It’s over water !Where are we today with this aerial photo of MK taken in 1973? Give us your best guesses and we'll post the answer in a day or two.

If you took part in the last one then check back on the post as I've updated it to include the answer - see if you were right!

Find out how Living Archive MK preserves your local memories here: www.livingarchive.org.uk/

#LoveMK #livingarchivemk #history #historyinpictures #miltonkeynes #heritage #culture #archive #photography #aerialphotography #1970s #newcity
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23 hours ago

Heritage MK

Not a happy looking pair of ladies🙁One of Olney's thriving industries during William Cowper's day was Lace making. It continued into the 20th century, and is a big part of local history - we even have a whole room in the museum dedicated to it (it's currently being refurbished). Therefore, for this month's #CowpersCrashCourse we are taking a brief look at the history of the lace and some of the key figures in the local industry.


Need to catch up on the series so far? We've covered so many topics, including the lives of William Cowper, John Newton and a brief history of The Olney Hymns. Click this hashtag - #cowperscrashcourse - to access them all in one place!⁠




#lace #LaceHistory #localhistory #CowperAndNewtonMuseum
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23 hours ago

Heritage MK

Wouldn’t it be great to run a 70’s festival ?All you need is love and heritage sites.

Stilt walkers at Bletchley Park, Enigma Festival 2002.

Find out how Living Archive MK preserves your local memories here: www.livingarchive.org.uk/

#LoveMK #livingarchivemk #history #historyinpictures #miltonkeynes #heritage #photooftheday #culture #archive #photography #socialphotography #britishculture #thebeatles #stiltwalking #bletchley #bletchleypark
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1 day ago

Heritage MK

And he doesn’t need ‘mucking out’ ideal🙂If your child asks for a pony, get them one of these instead - long lasting and no need to muck them out!
This is one of our permanent residents and a popular one at that.
Who else remembers the joy of a rocking horse?
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Heritage MK

Check this out!Want a #MKNewTownQuiz ? See how many Milton Keynes’ buildings, landmarks and places you can identify.

This Week is #ChildrensArtWeek so try all four of our creative #MKHomeDesignCity Challenges on the #MKExplorers website ow.ly/TCWs30qRCSl #GetKidsCreating
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2 days ago

Heritage MK

WW2 Codebreakers: Bletchley Park activities revealed in unique footage - The Hidden Film ... See MoreSee Less

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2 days ago

Heritage MK

Do you know where they are?Want a #MKNewTownQuiz ? See how many Milton Keynes’ buildings, landmarks and places you can identify.

This Week is #ChildrensArtWeek so try all four of our creative #MKHomeDesignCity Challenges on the #MKExplorers website ow.ly/TCWs30qRCSl #GetKidsCreating
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2 days ago

Heritage MK

Great pic!Time for our weekly dip into the history of Wolverton on film.

Tim Layden is an artist, musician and a volunteer at the Secret Garden in Wolverton. For a year he took photos of the changing seasons in the Garden and put them together in this film, accompanied by one of his own compositions.

Watch it here: www.livingarchive.org.uk/content/catalogue_item/the-wolverton-on-film-collection/week-26-secret-g...

If you enjoy watching this film please consider clicking on the link below to make a £1 donation and help us make lots more films in the future! www.livingarchive.org.uk/content/about-us/make-a-donatio

#LoveMK #livingarchivemk #history #miltonkeynes #heritage #culture #archive #socialphotography #filmmaking #britishculture #wolvertononfilm #wolverton #secretgarden
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2 days ago

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3 days ago

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Not quite normal!We're getting used to popping on a mask before hopping aboard public transport, or visiting the shops, because of the pandemic. But imagine having to wear one of these gas masks from the war time.
This one figured at our 1940s event last year. It must have been very uncomfortable.
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