Milton Keynes Heritage Open Days is back
Taking place over ten days from Friday 8 to Sunday 17 September, there is something for everyone this year as MK celebrates its fascinating heritage with a packed programme of over 220 guided walks, historic talks, cycle rides, dance workshops, craft events, open days, exhibitions, film screenings and musical performances – all completely free to attend.
Key attractions opening their doors for free include Milton Keynes Museum, Bletchley Park, Great Linford Manor Park, Westbury Arts Centre, Milton Keynes City Discovery Centre, The Stables Theatre and the Cowper & Newton Museum in Olney.
Living Archive MK is funded by Milton Keynes City Council to manage this flagship annual heritage event for the new city and it is delivered by all the heritage, cultural and community organisations who give their time and resources to make these events FREE.
Deputy Leader of MK City Council and Cabinet Member for Culture, Cllr Robin Bradburn said: “With over 222 events to build on last year’s great success, this is a really exciting opportunity to celebrate and appreciate our city’s rich heritage. It’s a chance for families to explore our historical treasures, iconic landmarks, and untold stories that transcend time.
“These events bring our communities together through education and fun, forging a stronger sense of identity and pride in our city. I’m looking forward to hearing about everyone’s experiences and would strongly encourage people to take part.”
The theme for this year is Creativity Unwrapped and across the city many of our MK HODs organisers will unwrapping their creative treasures for you, from medieval wall paintings and giant mechanical puppets to poetry readings and pipe organ recitals. Try folk dancing, experience the culture and cuisine of other lands, take part in artist-led workshops and celebrate all that our city has to offer with 10 days of family-friendly free activities.
Can’t make any of the scheduled events? Once again there are plenty of self-guided walks and trails to keep you busy at times to suit you.
You can collect your MK HODs brochure from the Milton Keynes libraries, from Get Smart carousels in local supermarkets from the beginning of August, or read through it online here:
Please keep checking the Living Archive website Events page and our social media to keep in touch with any updates to the MK HODs events.