• 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.

38 minutes ago

Heritage MK

Hope you enjoyed your visit and/or are looking forward to it! 👍Bletchley Park is open! We can't wait to welcome visitors back today 🥳

For the latest information and guidance, visit our reopening safely page on our website ➡️ ow.ly/JyzJ50CAglc
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40 minutes ago

Heritage MK

Santa mobbed by storm of surprised sons and thirsty sisters 🎊🎁🎈The Living Archive MK Advent Calendar: Day 2!

Father Christmas arrives at the Co-Op, Bletchley, 1974.

On the hunt for Christmas gifts? Browse our online shop for MK-themed books, films and music here: www.livingarchive.org.uk/content/category/online-shop

#LoveMK #livingarchivemk #history #historyinpictures #miltonkeynes #heritage #photooftheday #culture #archive #photography #documentaryphotography #socialphotography #britishculture #britishphotography #blackandwhite #bletchley #cooperativesociety #fatherchristmas #1970s #advent #adventcalendar
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47 minutes ago

Heritage MK

This could be a lot of fun! ... See MoreSee Less

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49 minutes ago

Heritage MK

Depends if I get paid in cash or cake?'If you know or should hear of anyone that is fit to be Cook in a small family, and will accept a place where there is no other Maid Servant kept we shall be exceedingly obliged to you if you will direct her hither.'

William Cowper, 1768
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11 hours ago

Heritage MK

Trees can be shady in the sun, a shelter from the rain and scary in a gale! But trees are part of our landscape and our history!It's National Tree Week this week, so here’s a tree surgeon plying his trade in Linford Wood for an open day by The Parks Trust, back in August 1988.
This image is courtesy of our friends Living Archive
Find out more about how they preserve your local memories here: www.livingarchive.org.uk/
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11 hours ago

Heritage MK

I bet you’ll see places you want to visit that you didn’t know were there!A great stocking filler - the big little guide to MK. With pages packed with bite-sized information, photos and maps. See the new city with fresh eyes!

Available from our online shop, open until Dec 10:
bit.ly/2V8JAZb

By Mark Colthorpe

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11 hours ago

Heritage MK

Peace is a calming word in its own right! 🙂Come, peace of mind, delightful guest!
Return and make thy downy nest
Once more in this sad heart:
Nor riches I, nor pow'r pursue,
Nor hold forbidden joys in view,
We therefore need not part.

Where wilt thou dwell if not with me,
From av'rice and ambition free,
And pleasures fatal wiles?
For whom alas! dost thou prepare
The sweets that I was wont to share,
The banquet of thy smiles?

Ode to Peace, William Cowper

#CowperPoetry
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11 hours ago

Heritage MK

All very exciting! Hope today is a bumper, busy one for visitors, staff and volunteers 👍Who else can't wait until we can restart our events diary in 2021 (fingers crossed) and look forward to fantastic events like our 1940s weekend and dance floor fabulousness with Lola Lamour? We want to boogie some more! ... See MoreSee Less

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2 days ago

Heritage MK

Anyone ran do it, give it a whirl! ... See MoreSee Less

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2 days ago

Heritage MK

Was very bright at the time!All hail THE POINT! This MK landmark celebrated its 35th birthday yesterday. The youth from boroughs around would make a beeline for its nightclub every weekend. It was the place to see and be seen and, in my case, be seen falling over on the dancefloor whilst trying to emulate the dance routines of Mel & Kim, circa 1987. What a good job camera phones didn't exist back then...

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 #documentaryphotography #socialphotography #britishculture #britishphotography #blackandwhite #cinema #amccinemas #thepoint #upcity
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2 days ago

Heritage MK

We found a motorbike! ... See MoreSee Less

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2 days ago

Heritage MK

Lovely piece of history 👍#OTD 1936 the Crystal Palace was destroyed by fire. But let's look at the start of the building's life.

As First Commissioner of Public Works in 1851, Bucks landowner Lord Seymour was involved in the planning for the building, which was to be a grand exhibition gallery, in its 1st location, Kensington.

Here's a letter to him from the Duke of Wellington, Commander-in-Chief of the Army, setting-out security arrangements for the 'Glass Building'.
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2 days ago

Heritage MK

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3 days ago

Heritage MK

He was obviously fit! And loved the area!Between 1925 and 1936, Maurice Kitchener would travel around the countryside of north Buckinghamshire, mostly by bicycle, and take pictures of the villages and towns to turn into picture postcards.

You can browse the collection and see if he captured a place special to you or a loved one, the prints make a lovely Christmas gift!⬇️

www.mkcdc.org.uk/kitchener/shop/

[Image description: Black and White Print of Shenley Brook End]
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3 days ago

Heritage MK

You’ll be very welcome!We're excited to welcome you back from Wednesday 2 December! 🎉

For all the latest information and FAQs, check out our website. Don't forget to pre-book your visit ⬇️

ow.ly/dXze50Cwjo0
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3 days ago

Heritage MK

Wow, that’s a lovely shot!Day 9 - Light

Liliane Lijn’s Circle of Light sculpture was installed in the shopping building in 1980. Lijn produced a series of works using light as a form and Circle of Light, commissioned by MK Development Corporation, was the most ambitious.

Ref: IMA/SD/0203 ehive.com/collections/4535/objects/1177204/central-mk-sculpture
www.lilianelijn.com/portfolio-item/circle-of-light-1980-2/
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