Taking place over ten days from this Friday 10 to Sunday 19 September, there is something for everyone this year as MK celebrates its fascinating heritage with a packed programme of over 150 guided walks, historic talks, cycle rides, workshops, craft events, open days, exhibitions and performances – all completely free to attend.
Key attractions opening their doors for free include Milton Keynes Museum, MK Gallery, Great Linford Manor Park, Westbury Arts Centre, Milton Keynes City Discovery Centre, The Stables Theatre and the Cowper & Newton Museum in Olney.
Cllr Robin Bradburn, MKC Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Culture said: “Despite the challenges presented by the pandemic, it’s amazing that once again Heritage Open Days organisations have come together to provide a fantastic number and quality of events during September, on a variety of heritage and cultural themes. This flagship heritage event really puts Milton Keynes on the map nationally and will provide exciting and safe activities that everyone can get involved with."
This year's theme is Edible England and you will find plenty of opportunities get out and about and enjoy some fresh air whilst searching for edible plants on forgaing walks across Milton Keynes. Come to the Old School House in Wolverton to enjoy Foodie Forest School and Hedgehog High Tea, sample the famous Buckinghamshire Clanger at the Old Bath House, head over to MK Museum for the annual Beer Festival or tuck in to a cream tea as you listen to the sounds of Milton Keynes Brass.
Once again there are online activities as well as plenty of self-guided walks and trails to keep you busy.
Keep checking the Living Archive website and their Facebook and Twitter to keep in touch with any updates to the events, as Heritage Open Days will be subject to any government guidelines that are in place at the time.