• 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.

6 hours ago

Heritage MK

Looks like it could be covered in snow soonThrowing back to our Georgian Christmas event with this gorgeous photo of our Summer House! It really is one of our favourite parts of the Museum.




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6 hours ago

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They still have C & A in Bergerac!Stepping out at the C&A fashion show, Middleton Hall, late 70s/early 80s.

To find out how Living Archive MK preserves your local memories & browse our online book sale click here: www.livingarchive.org.uk/content/category/online-shop/books
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8 hours ago

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Any gifted amateurs out there?Fancy getting hands-on here at the museum? You don't have to be a perfect pianist to get involved!
We're always looking for volunteers to help us tell the story of Milton Keynes. From guides to cafe assistants to maintenance supports, green-fingered garden helpers and much, much more. Could you spare an hour or two on a regular basis? Please email simon.cook@mkmuseum.org.uk
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8 hours ago

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I’m sure many of you have opinions and ideasHave you got opinions on what makes #MiltonKeynes special? Do you have expertise in your area? Come along and contribute to making sure we record this! New Town Heritage Explorers workshop at Garthwaite Pavilion, Shenley Brook End, 25 Jan, 2-4pm. More info: bit.ly/3aB5Gdd #LoveMK

📷 IMA/SA/0692 - Housing at Shenley Brook End, undated
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1 day ago

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Timeline PhotosFrom 1781, Cowper experienced the most productive period of his career, gaining much fame for his comic poem ‘The Ballad of John Gilpin’. During this time, his friend, Lady Austen, began visiting Olney regularly, and suggested topics and poetic styles to Cowper. One of her suggestions, writing about his sofa, led to the publishing of his highly influential collection of poems, ‘The Task’!


Need to catch up on the series so far? Click this hashtag - #cowperscrashcourse - to access them all in one place!⁠


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1 day ago

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Great for the familyCome and celebrate #MiltonKeynes' 53rd birthday with us with FREE family-friendly activities this Sunday at Bradwell Abbey. Make your own models, contribute to our future MK collage, watch retro VHS videos! 11am - 1pm, more details: bit.ly/2Tq1GGp

📷 MOD/039 - Model of Bletchley Market, c1975
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1 day ago

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53! WowHappy birthday to Milton Keynes! 53 today 🎉🥳

We looked back to see what they were doing in 1977, when MK was just ten. The front cover of the Milton Keynes Development Corporation staff newsletter has a little fanfare, but there was no big do. They interestingly mention employees with the Corporation for all of those ten years, including Alan Ashton, Chief Estates Officer, who sadly died not long after.

By 1977, the population stood at 76,800, 27,000 houses had been built and 20,000 jobs had been created.
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1 day ago

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All set up for the 3rd Annual New Towns conference. Going to be a very interesting day, a log good speakers and will be great to hear about other ‘new’ towns ... See MoreSee Less

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All set up for the 3rd Annual New Towns conference. Going to be a very interesting day, a log good speakers and will be great to hear about other ‘new’ towns ... See MoreSee Less

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2 days ago

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Great to learn about the pastWest #MiltonKeynes! Or, indeed, everyone! Interested in the architecture & character making MK special? Want to contribute to defining this? Come along to the New Town Heritage Explorers workshop at Garthwaite Pavilion, Shenley Brook End, 25th Jan, 2-4pm. More info: bit.ly/3aB5Gdd

📷 IMA/CA/3550 - Valley Farm House, Whaddon Road, Shenley Brook End, 1984
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2 days ago

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2 days ago

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I’m sure he wasn’t treated as well then as he would be todayIn 1773, William suffered his third major breakdown. During this time, he has a dream which causes him to feel he has been forsaken by God, causing him to stop attending Church and writing hymns for the ‘Olney Hymns’ (these were published in 1779).


Need to catch up on the series so far? Click this hashtag - #cowperscrashcourse - to access them all in one place!⁠


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2 days ago

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I can remember my first ever visit to MKWhen you can't contain your excitement that Springfield got named as Best Estate...

We think this is early 80s, can anyone confirm?

Find out how Living Archive MK preserves your local memories and browse our online book sale here: www.livingarchive.org.uk/content/category/online-shop/books
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2 days ago

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A good readOur history column in the January edition of Pulse Magazine was very rock 'n' roll - Sammy Jones took a look back at the musical history of Wilton Hall in Bletchley. Hurry and you'll still be able to pick up a copy from pick up points across Milton Keynes - and here at the museum ... See MoreSee Less

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