Milton Keynes welcomes Heritage Open Days - Destination Milton Keynes
Milton Keynes welcomes Heritage Open Days

Milton Keynes welcomes Heritage Open Days

Taking place over ten days from Friday 9 to Sunday 18 September, there is something for everyone this year as MK celebrates its fascinating heritage with a packed programme of over 190 guided walks, historic talks, cycle rides, workshops, craft events, open days, exhibitions, film screenings and performances – all completely free to attend.

Key attractions opening their doors for free include Milton Keynes Museum, Bletchley Park, MK Gallery, Great Linford Manor Park, Westbury Arts Centre, Milton Keynes City Discovery Centre, The Stables Theatre and the Cowper & Newton Museum in Olney.

Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Culture Robin Bradburn said:

“MK Heritage Open Days is a very special annual event that Milton Keynes Council is proud to fund.  Thanks to Living Archive, the Heritage MK partners, the MK Heritage Association and many, many organisers and volunteers who put in a lot of time and money into the ten days, we again have set a new record of 192 events for 2022.

Given the ‘Amazing Inventions’ theme and the events for this, it is great to see how inventive Milton Keynes is.  I am particularly pleased at the variety and geographical spread of events and that many communities who have made ‘MK’ their home are coming forward to participate and show the shared cultural heritage they have brought with them to the city.”

The theme for this year is Astounding Inventions – which is ideally suited to Milton Keynes as it’s always been a powerhouse of ideas, experiments and innovation! Whether it’s transporting visitors back to the industrial revolution, examining the inventions that power our daily lives, highlighting the legacy of local inventors, or showcasing cutting-edge innovations – this year many of our MK HODs organisers are showcasing the diverse tapestry of local inventions that make our world go around.

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 and our social media to keep in touch with any updates to the events, as Heritage Open Days will be subject to any government guidelines that may be in place at the time.