• 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.

17 hours ago

Heritage MK

It’s a great cookbook, I gained 4llbs thumbing through the pages!Thanks to digital magazine M-Kia for giving a shout out to our Diane's cookbook, copies of which are disappearing quickly...much like the cakes themselves!
Copies are available while stocks last from our reception and in the Granary tea room, priced at £3.99.
If you've grabbed your copy and have been baking, we want to see proof - send us your photos!
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17 hours ago

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It’s a fantastic exhibition, so go along to see it soon.Find out how Bletchley Park's wartime story began in our new Early Days exhibition. Discover how Bletchley Park, a country estate, was secretly chosen to be a wartime base and how GC&CS began urgently preparing to increase its peacetime workforce in order to cope with the huge codebreaking task that was coming.

Early Days is housed in the Mansion, in one of the first rooms to be used by the Codebreakers. Entry to the exhibition is included with your admission ticket. Head over to our website to find out more and book your tickets. ⬇️

bletchleypark.org.uk/event/early-days/

📸 Credit - Judie Hodsdon
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17 hours ago

Heritage MK

This is a great initiative. Well done 👍 ... See MoreSee Less

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1 day ago

Heritage MK

Don’t miss this opportunity!Traineeships for young people starting September. Gain skills in event management & marketing. We hope that anybody who likes the sound of the traineeships programme will apply, and not think that they will not be good enough, or that because they haven’t had experience of arts and heritage that it is not for them. More info: aha-mk.org/traineeships/

Bletchley Park MK Gallery Milton Keynes Arts Centre Milton Keynes City Discovery Centre Inter-Action Mk Culture MK Milton Keynes Christian Centre Polish Centre Milton Keynes C. I. C Awake To Know Africa (ATKA) Broughton & Brooklands Community Connectors Christ the Vine Community Church group Milton Keynes Pride Festival Works for Us SOFEA Big Local Conniburrow
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1 day ago

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Hear about Hares here!Say Cowps - why are you always mentioning hares? And why are they everywhere in your museum?

Well, dear reader, because there is none such animal more linked to William Cowper than the hare.

Cowper owned three hares, Puss, Tiney and Bess, whom he frequently mentioned in letters, publications and poems.

The best such description of his beloved trio was in The Gentleman's Magazine in June 1784, whom he wrote a letter to describing the personalities of his pets.

"Puss grew presently familiar, would leap into my lap, raise himself upon his hinder feet, and bite the hair from my temples. He would suffer me to take him up and to carry him about in my arms, and has more than once fallen asleep upon my knee."

"Not so Tiney. Upon him the kindest treatment had not the least effect. He too was sick, and in his sickness had an equal share of my attention; but if, after his recovery I took the liberty to stroke him, he would grunt, strike with his fore feet, spring forward and bite. He was, however, very entertaining in his way, even his surliness was matter of mirth, and in his play he preserved such an air of gravity, and performed his feats with such a solemnity of manner, that in him too I had an agreeable companion."

"Bess, who died soon after he was full grown, and whose death was occasioned by his being turned into his box which had been washed, while it was yet damp, was a hare of great humour and drollery. Puss was tamed by gentle usage; Tiney was not to be tamed at all; and Bess had a courage and confidence that made him tame from the beginning."

The entire letter is utterly charming, and can be read here: cowperandnewtonmuseum.org.uk/the-history-of-my-three-hares/
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1 day ago

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Timeline PhotosWe're lucky in #Bucks to have so much green space; often humble municipal parks get overlooked. During Love Parks Week we're challenging you: ***Where is this Park?***

#loveparks #respectparks #protectparks #keepbritaintidy #pickupyourlitter #countryparks #buckinghamshireparks
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2 days ago

Heritage MK

This will be a fab day!Come and join us next Sunday at the African and Caribbean Sports and Heritage Day festival in Campbell Park. We will have an indigo vat for you to have a play with as well as some information about our courses and Artists in Residents. A lovely day out celebrating African and Caribbean music, food, sport and culture ❤️ See you there!⁠
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2 days ago

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2 days ago

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Timeline PhotosWhere better to see out this #heatwave than an #OldBucksBoozer beer garden? Our photographic wanderings have led us to the verdant splendor of the Plow Inn #Speen. It's apparently still serving pints today: @TheOldPlowAtSpeen. Hope you've your wet-weather togs handy for tomorrow ... See MoreSee Less

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2 days ago

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A little trip to The Cowper and Newton Museum with my youngest, they have a fab ‘Journey through Georgian medicine children’s trail’ (equally fun for adults) then chilled in their beautiful gardens, highly recommend if you’re looking for something to do 😊 ... See MoreSee Less

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3 days ago

Heritage MK

You do love setting a challenge!Here's another picture puzzling us! This one from our archive says 'Holland - S.S.' on the reverse.
Could that mean Stony Stratford? Do you recognise any of the smartly dressed chaps from family archives? We would love to hear from any of our supporters with any information.
Please share and let's see if we can solve the mystery. Thank you.
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3 days ago

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Timeline PhotosOrganic gardening at it's best!

Charles is a mine if information. If you're lucky enough to be in our garden when he's there he'll happily answer your veggie questions...
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5 days ago

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Good ‘experiment’ 👍 ... See MoreSee Less

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5 days ago

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Very stylish and elegant look! What a great place to have your wedding, a party or an event!✨Supplier shout ✨ Look at how gorgeous this tablescape by Ambience Milton Keynes is here at the Abbey, giving you the perfect romantic garden picnic feel to your wedding. ⁠Kerry loves nothing more than getting to work alongside our clients to create a bespoke look that best suits their individual needs and reflects their personalities.

www.ambiencevenuestyling.com/wedding-stylists/milton-keynes/

Photo @biglittledreamsphotography⁠
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5 days ago

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This will be a great weekend! ... See MoreSee Less

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