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.

15 hours ago

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Great presentation at the Business MK Club meeting last night. Heritage and culture a very important part of the future. Heritage MK are delighted to be Bronze partner in the Club. ... See MoreSee Less

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18 hours ago

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What a magnificent trinket boxThis trinket box (recently featured on Antiques Road Show) was gifted to the Museum in 1943 by a descendant of John Newton. The family had always thought that Newton bought it in Paris on the way home from a voyage. However, the image of a similar item was found in a Daily Telegraph article from 1995. It has since been suggested that Newton actually bought it from a Prisoner of War in the area around Southampton and Portsmouth in the early 1800s (instead of buying it in Paris pre-1755).

What do you think is the more likely option?

Do you have your own theory?




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20 hours ago

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Trees and more trees ... See MoreSee Less

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2 days ago

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We have something very exciting coming very soon! What do you reckon it is...? 🤔 Watch this space... ... See MoreSee Less

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2 days ago

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The good old days!Browsing in WH Smith, "up City", 1982, when Jackie Collins, Jeffery Archer and Sidney Sheldon ruled the bestseller lists...

If your bookshelves are looking a little empty, Living Archive MK can help. Our books of local history are on special offer at the moment - and they make good Christmas presents... you can see them all here: ow.ly/mZuN50xdAUZ
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2 days ago

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Fabulous initiative ... See MoreSee Less

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3 days ago

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A great place to visit and spend time at ... See MoreSee Less

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3 days ago

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Men’s day! ... See MoreSee Less

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3 days ago

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Lovely photos ... See MoreSee Less

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4 days ago

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Looks a great settingWe attended the 16th Annual LitHouses conference hosted at John Ruskin's Brantwood home in the beautiful Lake District. Members from 17 literary houses in the UK shared thoughts and ideas on "Celebrating our Champions: Members, Friends and Literary Societies". Huge thanks to Henry Cobbold of Knebworth House for kindly organising our hugely successful conference 😊

To all our Friends... we truly appreciate your continued support!

To learn how you can help support the Museum's work, please see here: cowperandnewtonmuseum.org.uk/friends-cowper-newton-museum/

To learn about the Literary Houses group, which we are a part of, see here: www.lithouses.org/




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4 days ago

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You can’t beat a ‘proper’ read!People of Milton Keynes! Experiencing a sad lack of reading material? Empty bookshelves getting you down? Living Archive MK can help...

All our books are on special offer at present. They make great gifts for anyone with an interest in local history, and we don't mean to panic you but Christmas is just around the corner... To browse them please follow the link: ow.ly/bnFD50x7Aah

Pic: Bletchley Library 1976
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4 days ago

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How technology has changed!80 years ago in November: Alan Turing was working on the design of an electromechanical machine to break Enigma messages, in conjunction with the punched-card machine manufacturing company, the British Tabulating Machine Co.

This machine would become known as the Bombe.

You can find out more about the Bombe and the part it played in breaking Enigma in our Hut 11A exhibition, 'Breaking the Bombe.'

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