Friday, 13th September 2019

Time Event  
All Day

On the Verge's heritage resources

Download a range of educational resources produced by On the Verge and its partners for the MK50 celebration.

9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Limelights and Stardom Exhibition

Milton Keynes Library, Milton Keynes

The Cowper & Newton Museum invites you to relive the Georgian era through the lives of renowned residents William Cowper and Rev John Newton.

9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Milton Keynes: A Journey to 2050

Milton Keynes Library, Milton Keynes

See the 5 designs for MK:U, the prospects for transport around MK, the story of how we plan to grow to half a million people, and more!

9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Bletchley Park Heritage Open Day

Bletchley Park, Bletchley, Milton Keynes

Experience the stories of the men and women who worked at the top secret home of the WW2 Codebreakers. Limited free tickets per day.

9:30 am - 8:00 pm

MK Festival Fringe New Hoarding Commissions

Centre:MK, Milton Keynes

MK Festival Fringe has commissioned two vibrant large-scale murals, one by Auriol Butcher and a second work from Paul Rainey.

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Milton Keynes Theatre Art Tour

Milton Keynes Theatre, Milton Keynes

Our expert guide will lead you in an exploration of the theatre with a particular focus on the art works including those hidden away from public view.

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

New Town Nostalgia Exhibition

The Old Bath House, Wolverton

A photographic exhibition celebrating all the different ways that Milton Keynes people had fun in the 80s and 90s.

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Old School Open Day

The Old School, Milton Keynes

The Old School comprises a community hall, café and guest house, run by Future Wolverton in conjunction with Slated Row School.

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Festival Season Opening Organ and Cello Concert

St Mary and St Giles Church, Milton Keynes

A lunchtime organ and cello concert with Jonathan Kingston at the Willis organ console and James Jarvis playing his Rex England made cello.

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Ring of Steel and Stadium Tour

StadiumMK, Milton Keynes

The tour of Stadium MK lasts 1 hour. There will be an opportunity to view your image in the ring of steel photo project

Saturday, 14th September 2019

Time Event  
All Day

On the Verge's heritage resources

Download a range of educational resources produced by On the Verge and its partners for the MK50 celebration.

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Limelights and Stardom Exhibition

Milton Keynes Library, Milton Keynes

The Cowper & Newton Museum invites you to relive the Georgian era through the lives of renowned residents William Cowper and Rev John Newton.

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Milton Keynes: A Journey to 2050

Milton Keynes Library, Milton Keynes

See the 5 designs for MK:U, the prospects for transport around MK, the story of how we plan to grow to half a million people, and more!

9:00 am - 7:00 pm

MK Festival Fringe New Hoarding Commissions

Centre:MK, Milton Keynes

MK Festival Fringe has commissioned two vibrant large-scale murals, one by Auriol Butcher and a second work from Paul Rainey.

9:00 am - 11:00 am

Ring of Steel and Stadium Tour

StadiumMK, Milton Keynes

The tour of Stadium MK lasts 1 hour. There will be an opportunity to view your image in the ring of steel photo project

9:30 am - 6:00 pm

All Saints’ Church, Loughton Heritage Open Day

All Saints Church, Loughton, Loughton

There will be bell ringing demonstrations and the chance to learn about the people connected with the Church over the last 800 years.

9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Bletchley Park Heritage Open Day

Bletchley Park, Bletchley, Milton Keynes

Experience the stories of the men and women who worked at the top secret home of the WW2 Codebreakers. Limited free tickets per day.

9:30 am - 3:00 pm

Matters of Life and Death!

Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies, Aylesbury

The Centre is holding a fun-day to help you explore family and local history, at the Centre and in In Aylesbury Market Square.

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Bow Brickhill Church and Tower Open Day

Bow Brickhill Church, Bow Brickhill, Buckinghamshire

The church stands above the village with outstanding views from the top of the tower. We will be serving teas/coffees and cake.

10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Country Crafts Demonstration Day

Buckingham Old Gaol, Buckingham

Craft demonstrations in the old exercise yard. Explore the history of Buckingham within a former prison built like a castle.and view the Lenborough Hoard.

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Hands on Our Willis: Play the Pipe Organ!

St Mary and St Giles Church, Milton Keynes

A chance for budding organists and pianists of all ages to try playing a wonderfully restored Victorian pipe organ. Please bring your favourite sheet music.

10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Milton Keynes Waste Recovery Park Open Day

Milton Keynes Waste Recovery Park, Milton Keynes

We are opening up our Waste Recovery Park for guided tours. You will have a presentation and see the plant working.

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

National Badminton Museum Open Day

National Badminton Centre, Milton Keynes

Volunteers will be present to show visitors around the museum collection and to answer questions. On show will be the collection of old badminton rackets.

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

St James New Bradwell Open Day

St James Church, New Bradwell, New Bradwell

Come and visit a church designed by George Street (architect of the Royal Courts of Justice) built in 1857 12th C Norman arch doorway from St Peter’s.

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

St Lawrence's Church, Broughton Village Heritage Open Day

St Lawrence’s Church, Broughton, Milton Keynes

St Lawrence is a small 14th-century church with medieval wall paintings of the 15th century.

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Old School Open Day

The Old School, Milton Keynes

The Old School comprises a community hall, café and guest house, run by Future Wolverton in conjunction with Slated Row School.

10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Bletchley Archaeological & Historical Society (BAHS) Open Day

Rectory Cottages, Milton Keynes

Come and record your own local memories for the Bletchley Archaeological & Historical Society archives. Display of local books, pictures, photos, maps, etc.

10:30 am - 11:30 am

Georgian Family Fun and Craft Activities

Milton Keynes Library, Milton Keynes

Come and get yourself ready for a Georgian masquerade with the Cowper & Newton Museum – design your own items of clothing.

11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Claydon Heritage Open Day

Claydon House, Buckingham

Enjoy free entry to Claydon House and the gardens and discover how the National Trust and Claydon Estate cares for this beautiful place.

11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Guided walk around Shenley Wood

Westbury Arts Centre, Shenley Wood

An hour and a half walk in the ancient woodland of Shenley Wood and the listed 17th century manor of Westbury.

11:00 am - 4:00 pm

North Crawley Exhibition and Field Walk

St Firmin’s Church, North Crawley

An exhibition of old photos, historical documents and memorabilia with themed exhibits about the village over the years. A field walk in the afternoon.

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Tours of Wolverton's Secret Garden

Wolverton Secret Garden, Wolverton

The local community in Wolverton has transformed a piece of derelict land into a green space for the enjoyment of all – The Secret Garden.

11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Westbury Arts Centre - Milton Keynes' Hidden Jewel

Westbury Arts Centre, Shenley Wood

Discover the fascinating story of Westbury Manor, which was a 14th-century moated manor, a farm and is now a thriving local arts centre.

11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Westbury Arts Centre Open Studios

Westbury Arts Centre, Shenley Wood

An opportunity to view the artists’ studios and see the artists, photographers, ceramicists, designers, and performers at work.

Stables Plaque copyright Karen Kodish 2017 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Stables Theatre Building Tour

Stables Theatre, Milton Keynes

Led by architect Peter Hall, these tours will give you the opportunity to visit backstage areas and gain a better understanding of The Stables.

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Chandos Hall Museum Opening

Chandos Hall, Newport Pagnell

Chandos Hall is the home of Newport Pagnell Museum. Historical artefacts plus a themed display entitled ‘Newport Pagnell Property Deeds’.

1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Bradwell Windmill Open Weekend

Bradwell Windmill, Milton Keynes

The mill, one of the only remaining windmills in Buckinghamshire still producing wholemeal flour., is open for family visits.

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

28 High Street, Winslow

28 High Street, Winslow, Buckingham

A Victorian building which was acquired in 1885 by the solicitor T.P. Willis, from which he ran the affairs of Winslow and district.

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

A Treasure Hunt

Chandos Hall, Newport Pagnell

A Treasure Hunt around the town of Newport Pagnell, starting and finishing at the town Museum, supervised by the local Historical Society.

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Gyosei Art Trail Walk

Gyosei Gardens, Milton Keynes

A guided walk discovering eight commissioned artworks installed along the Grand Union Canal, which are related to the themes of Japanese Connections,

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Keach's Meeting House, Winslow

Keach’s Meeting House, Buckingham

See inside the small Baptist chapel built in 1695. Benjamin Keach, Baptist minister in the 1660s, was put in the pillory for his writings.

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

People Powering Cosgrove

St Peter & St Paul Church, Cosgrove, Milton Keynes Northamptonshire

Find out about Cosgrove’s extraordinary heritage in the development of transport – for a tiny village we have a huge number of stories!

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Winslow Brownie and Guide Hall (former National School for Girls)

Winslow Brownie & Guide Hall, Buckingham

Built as a National School for the poor of Winslow and used from 1865 until 1901. Many original features. Documents and photos on display. Refreshments.

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Winslow History Walk

Keach’s Meeting House, Buckingham

A stroll around the centre of Winslow looking at the outside of some historic buildings erected between the 15th and 19th centuries.

Sunday, 15th September 2019

Time Event  
All Day

On the Verge's heritage resources

Download a range of educational resources produced by On the Verge and its partners for the MK50 celebration.

9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Bletchley Park Heritage Open Day

Bletchley Park, Bletchley, Milton Keynes

Experience the stories of the men and women who worked at the top secret home of the WW2 Codebreakers. Limited free tickets per day.

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

St Lawrence's Church, Broughton Village Heritage Open Day

St Lawrence’s Church, Broughton, Milton Keynes

St Lawrence is a small 14th-century church with medieval wall paintings of the 15th century.

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Woburn Sands Heritage Walk

Woburn Sands Library, Milton Keynes

Woburn Sands local historian Paul Cox will be leading a walk with lots of opportunities to ask questions. A lovely walk for all the family.

11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Bradwell Abbey Medieval Fayre

Milton Keynes City Discovery Centre, Milton Keynes

See if you can give Robin Hood a run for his money on the archery range or could you make a good squire for a knight and help to win a fair maiden’s honour?

11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Guided walk around Shenley Wood

Westbury Arts Centre, Shenley Wood

An hour and a half walk in the ancient woodland of Shenley Wood and the listed 17th century manor of Westbury.

11:00 am - 5:00 pm

MK Festival Fringe New Hoarding Commissions

Centre:MK, Milton Keynes

MK Festival Fringe has commissioned two vibrant large-scale murals, one by Auriol Butcher and a second work from Paul Rainey.

11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Out of this World!

Festive Road, Milton Keynes

Come along to Festive Road and join us in celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing with fun and hands-on activities.

11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Westbury Arts Centre - Milton Keynes' Hidden Jewel

Westbury Arts Centre, Shenley Wood

Discover the fascinating story of Westbury Manor, which was a 14th-century moated manor, a farm and is now a thriving local arts centre.

11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Westbury Arts Centre Open Studios

Westbury Arts Centre, Shenley Wood

An opportunity to view the artists’ studios and see the artists, photographers, ceramicists, designers, and performers at work.

11:45 am - 1:00 pm

Make No Little Plans: The City Builders’ Stories Film Screening

Odeon Cinema, Milton Keynes Stadium, Milton Keynes

Tells the story of Milton Keynes’ early years, told by those who were part of the Development Corporation tasked with its planning and development.

12:00 pm

Wulfhere’s Tun - a local history walk

Old Wolverton, Milton Keynes

We are going to walk about 4 miles and explain how we got from the Saxons to the 21st Century in this part of Milton Keynes.

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Chandos Hall Museum Opening

Chandos Hall, Newport Pagnell

Chandos Hall is the home of Newport Pagnell Museum. Historical artefacts plus a themed display entitled ‘Newport Pagnell Property Deeds’.

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Starman - The Man Who Sewed The World Film Screening

Odeon Cinema, Milton Keynes Stadium, Milton Keynes

This documentary tells the fascinating story of Freddie Burretti, David Bowie’s very close friend, Ziggy Stardust costume collaborator and stylist.

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Woughton Heritage Open Days

St Mary’s Church, Woughton, Milton Keynes

15/09/2019. A display about Woughton in the past, including outcomes of our research. Also a detailed model of the nearby Fenny Stratfordrailway station.

1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Bradwell Windmill Open Weekend

Bradwell Windmill, Milton Keynes

The mill, one of the only remaining windmills in Buckinghamshire still producing wholemeal flour., is open for family visits.

1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Get Cycling Guided Bike Ride

Milton Keynes Museum, Milton Keynes

The tour will start and end at Milton Keynes Museum. Bring the family on a short (5 mile) Guided Bike Ride around some of the Heritage Open Day Events.

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

A Treasure Hunt

Chandos Hall, Newport Pagnell

A Treasure Hunt around the town of Newport Pagnell, starting and finishing at the town Museum, supervised by the local Historical Society.

MK Rose 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Guided Tours of the Milton Keynes Rose

Milton Keynes Rose, Milton Keynes

Guided tours of the Milton Keynes Rose in Campbell Park to see how it celebrates some of the well-known, lesser-known, and previously unknown MK heritage.

2:00 pm

ROCLA Art Trail Walk

Play Park, Redhouse Park, Milton Keynes

A walk round the ROCLA Art Trail in Redhouse Park. The trail includes a variety of sculptures reflecting nature, magic and location

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Weekend Walk

Chandos Hall, Newport Pagnell

An historical one hour’s walk around Newport Pagnell town, guided by local historian, Society member Don Hurst.

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Free Audience Request Concert

St Mary and St Giles Church, Milton Keynes

Jonathan Kingston plays favourite hymns and songs of praise on the Willis pipe organ for the audience to join in, or listen, as you wish.

Monday, 16th September 2019

Time Event  
All Day

On the Verge's heritage resources

Download a range of educational resources produced by On the Verge and its partners for the MK50 celebration.

9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Limelights and Stardom Exhibition

Milton Keynes Library, Milton Keynes

The Cowper & Newton Museum invites you to relive the Georgian era through the lives of renowned residents William Cowper and Rev John Newton.

9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Milton Keynes: A Journey to 2050

Milton Keynes Library, Milton Keynes

See the 5 designs for MK:U, the prospects for transport around MK, the story of how we plan to grow to half a million people, and more!

9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Bletchley Park Heritage Open Day

Bletchley Park, Bletchley, Milton Keynes

Experience the stories of the men and women who worked at the top secret home of the WW2 Codebreakers. Limited free tickets per day.

Milton Keynes Magistrates Court 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Milton Keynes Magistrates’ Court Open Day

Milton Keynes Magistrates’ Court, Milton Keynes

Sit on the Bench and in the dock in an empty courtroom whilst being briefed about the the court and then observe a working courtroom

9:30 am - 8:00 pm

MK Festival Fringe New Hoarding Commissions

Centre:MK, Milton Keynes

MK Festival Fringe has commissioned two vibrant large-scale murals, one by Auriol Butcher and a second work from Paul Rainey.

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

New Town Nostalgia Exhibition

The Old Bath House, Wolverton

A photographic exhibition celebrating all the different ways that Milton Keynes people had fun in the 80s and 90s.

10:00 am - 2:45 pm

Wolverton On Film: 1, 2, 3 & 4 Screenings

The Old Bath House, Wolverton

See the last run of the Nobby Newport train, the Ouse Valley in winter, Wolverton carnivals past, lantern making, the Queen’s visit in 1966 and more.

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Woughton Heritage Open Days

St Mary’s Church, Woughton, Milton Keynes

15/09/2019. A display about Woughton in the past, including outcomes of our research. Also a detailed model of the nearby Fenny Stratfordrailway station.

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Ring of Steel and Stadium Tour

StadiumMK, Milton Keynes

The tour of Stadium MK lasts 1 hour. There will be an opportunity to view your image in the ring of steel photo project

6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Milton Keynes Waste Recovery Park Open Day

Milton Keynes Waste Recovery Park, Milton Keynes

We are opening up our Waste Recovery Park for guided tours. You will have a presentation and see the plant working.

Tuesday, 17th September 2019

Time Event  
All Day

On the Verge's heritage resources

Download a range of educational resources produced by On the Verge and its partners for the MK50 celebration.

9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Limelights and Stardom Exhibition

Milton Keynes Library, Milton Keynes

The Cowper & Newton Museum invites you to relive the Georgian era through the lives of renowned residents William Cowper and Rev John Newton.

9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Milton Keynes: A Journey to 2050

Milton Keynes Library, Milton Keynes

See the 5 designs for MK:U, the prospects for transport around MK, the story of how we plan to grow to half a million people, and more!

9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Bletchley Park Heritage Open Day

Bletchley Park, Bletchley, Milton Keynes

Experience the stories of the men and women who worked at the top secret home of the WW2 Codebreakers. Limited free tickets per day.

Milton Keynes Magistrates Court 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Milton Keynes Magistrates’ Court Open Day

Milton Keynes Magistrates’ Court, Milton Keynes

Sit on the Bench and in the dock in an empty courtroom whilst being briefed about the the court and then observe a working courtroom

9:30 am - 8:00 pm

MK Festival Fringe New Hoarding Commissions

Centre:MK, Milton Keynes

MK Festival Fringe has commissioned two vibrant large-scale murals, one by Auriol Butcher and a second work from Paul Rainey.

10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Buckingham Between the Wars

Buckingham Old Gaol, Buckingham

Exhibition in the Old Gaol courtyard on the development of Buckingham between the two world wars and the conditions of everyday life.

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

New Town Nostalgia Exhibition

The Old Bath House, Wolverton

A photographic exhibition celebrating all the different ways that Milton Keynes people had fun in the 80s and 90s.

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

The Old School Open Day

The Old School, Milton Keynes

The Old School comprises a community hall, café and guest house, run by Future Wolverton in conjunction with Slated Row School.

11:30 am

Walk Wolverton Guided Tour

Wolverton & Greenleys Council, Town Hall, Milton Keynes

The two guided walks will follow the route of two of the ‘MK Trails: Wolverton’ phone app trails. No need for a smartphone to enjoy this walk.

12:00 pm

A celebration of our Harvest and Heritage at Wolverton Community Orchard

Wolverton Community Orchard, Milton Keynes

Come along and see the orchard in all its splendour with over 55 mixed fruit trees. homemade tea and cake from our Old Victorian Railway Carriage.

Wednesday, 18th September 2019

Time Event  
All Day

On the Verge's heritage resources

Download a range of educational resources produced by On the Verge and its partners for the MK50 celebration.

9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Limelights and Stardom Exhibition

Milton Keynes Library, Milton Keynes

The Cowper & Newton Museum invites you to relive the Georgian era through the lives of renowned residents William Cowper and Rev John Newton.

9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Milton Keynes: A Journey to 2050

Milton Keynes Library, Milton Keynes

See the 5 designs for MK:U, the prospects for transport around MK, the story of how we plan to grow to half a million people, and more!

9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Bletchley Park Heritage Open Day

Bletchley Park, Bletchley, Milton Keynes

Experience the stories of the men and women who worked at the top secret home of the WW2 Codebreakers. Limited free tickets per day.

Milton Keynes Magistrates Court 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Milton Keynes Magistrates’ Court Open Day

Milton Keynes Magistrates’ Court, Milton Keynes

Sit on the Bench and in the dock in an empty courtroom whilst being briefed about the the court and then observe a working courtroom

9:30 am - 8:00 pm

MK Festival Fringe New Hoarding Commissions

Centre:MK, Milton Keynes

MK Festival Fringe has commissioned two vibrant large-scale murals, one by Auriol Butcher and a second work from Paul Rainey.

10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Buckingham Between the Wars

Buckingham Old Gaol, Buckingham

Exhibition in the Old Gaol courtyard on the development of Buckingham between the two world wars and the conditions of everyday life.

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

New Town Nostalgia Exhibition

The Old Bath House, Wolverton

A photographic exhibition celebrating all the different ways that Milton Keynes people had fun in the 80s and 90s.

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

The Old School Open Day

The Old School, Milton Keynes

The Old School comprises a community hall, café and guest house, run by Future Wolverton in conjunction with Slated Row School.

10:00 am - 1:30 pm

Wolverton On Film: 5, 6 & 7 Screenings

The Old Bath House, Wolverton

See Wolverton fireworks filmed from a drone, memories of Scouting in Wolverton, interviews with local shopkeepers in 1996, the Royal train and more.

Thursday, 19th September 2019

Time Event  
All Day

On the Verge's heritage resources

Download a range of educational resources produced by On the Verge and its partners for the MK50 celebration.

9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Limelights and Stardom Exhibition

Milton Keynes Library, Milton Keynes

The Cowper & Newton Museum invites you to relive the Georgian era through the lives of renowned residents William Cowper and Rev John Newton.

9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Milton Keynes: A Journey to 2050

Milton Keynes Library, Milton Keynes

See the 5 designs for MK:U, the prospects for transport around MK, the story of how we plan to grow to half a million people, and more!

9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Bletchley Park Heritage Open Day

Bletchley Park, Bletchley, Milton Keynes

Experience the stories of the men and women who worked at the top secret home of the WW2 Codebreakers. Limited free tickets per day.

9:30 am - 8:00 pm

MK Festival Fringe New Hoarding Commissions

Centre:MK, Milton Keynes

MK Festival Fringe has commissioned two vibrant large-scale murals, one by Auriol Butcher and a second work from Paul Rainey.

10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Buckingham Between the Wars

Buckingham Old Gaol, Buckingham

Exhibition in the Old Gaol courtyard on the development of Buckingham between the two world wars and the conditions of everyday life.

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

New Town Nostalgia Exhibition

The Old Bath House, Wolverton

A photographic exhibition celebrating all the different ways that Milton Keynes people had fun in the 80s and 90s.

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

The Old School Open Day

The Old School, Milton Keynes

The Old School comprises a community hall, café and guest house, run by Future Wolverton in conjunction with Slated Row School.

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Winslow History Walk

Keach’s Meeting House, Buckingham

A stroll around the centre of Winslow looking at the outside of some historic buildings erected between the 15th and 19th centuries.

10:00 am - 2:45 pm

Wolverton On Film: 8, 9, 10 & 11 Screenings

The Old Bath House, Wolverton

With Britain in Bloom, features on the Agora and the Old School House, the Works Chimney and Wolverton’s A Place, made for the MK50 celebrations.

10:00 am

Wulfhere’s Tun - a local history walk

Old Wolverton, Milton Keynes

We are going to walk about 4 miles and explain how we got from the Saxons to the 21st Century in this part of Milton Keynes.

11:00 am - 4:30 pm

Milton Keynes Museum Open Day and Beer Festival

Milton Keynes Museum, Milton Keynes

All the usual museum attractions – Victorian farmhouse and school room, street of shops, working telephones, Hall of Transport and much more.

12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Vintage Tea Dance

The Old Bath House, Wolverton

Get on your dancing shoes for an afternoon get-together of vintage music and dancing, preceded by afternoon tea of sandwiches, cakes and homemade jam.

1:15 pm - 1:45 pm

Olney - The Home of Amazing Grace

Milton Keynes Library, Milton Keynes

Tom Jones’s talk will enable you to discover the Georgian era through the lives of William Cowper and the Rev John Newton, writer of Amazing Grace.

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Milton Keynes Waste Recovery Park Open Day

Milton Keynes Waste Recovery Park, Milton Keynes

We will be offering three tours over the weekend.You will have a presentation regarding the technologies that we have and get to see the plant working.

6:15 pm - 7:15 pm

Secklow Hundred Mound - Milton Keynes' ancestral meeting place

Milton Keynes Library, Milton Keynes

A talk by Martin Petchey, archaeologist, about the Secklow Mound, a Scheduled Ancient Monument which lies behind Milton Keynes Central Library.

7:00 pm

Hospital Collection Open Day Tours

Milton Keynes University Hospital, Milton Keynes

This is a rare chance to have a guided tour of some of the works featured on the Hospital’s curated Art Trail with more than 400 pieces.

Friday, 20th September 2019

Time Event  
All Day

On the Verge's heritage resources

Download a range of educational resources produced by On the Verge and its partners for the MK50 celebration.

9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Limelights and Stardom Exhibition

Milton Keynes Library, Milton Keynes

The Cowper & Newton Museum invites you to relive the Georgian era through the lives of renowned residents William Cowper and Rev John Newton.

9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Milton Keynes: A Journey to 2050

Milton Keynes Library, Milton Keynes

See the 5 designs for MK:U, the prospects for transport around MK, the story of how we plan to grow to half a million people, and more!

9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Bletchley Park Heritage Open Day

Bletchley Park, Bletchley, Milton Keynes

Experience the stories of the men and women who worked at the top secret home of the WW2 Codebreakers. Limited free tickets per day.

9:30 am - 8:00 pm

MK Festival Fringe New Hoarding Commissions

Centre:MK, Milton Keynes

MK Festival Fringe has commissioned two vibrant large-scale murals, one by Auriol Butcher and a second work from Paul Rainey.

10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Buckingham Between the Wars

Buckingham Old Gaol, Buckingham

Exhibition in the Old Gaol courtyard on the development of Buckingham between the two world wars and the conditions of everyday life.

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

New Town Nostalgia Exhibition

The Old Bath House, Wolverton

A photographic exhibition celebrating all the different ways that Milton Keynes people had fun in the 80s and 90s.

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Railway Cottages, New Bradwell

Spencer Street, Milton Keynes

Talk by current members of Rainbow Housing Co-operative about the history of the street and its present-day use.

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

The Old School Open Day

The Old School, Milton Keynes

The Old School comprises a community hall, café and guest house, run by Future Wolverton in conjunction with Slated Row School.

10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Cowper and Newton Museum Open Day

Cowper & Newton Museum, Olney

Visit the house in Olney where one of England’s favourite poets William Cowper lived for twenty years and imagine domestic life in late-Georgian times.

11:00 am - 4:30 pm

Milton Keynes Museum Open Day and Beer Festival

Milton Keynes Museum, Milton Keynes

All the usual museum attractions – Victorian farmhouse and school room, street of shops, working telephones, Hall of Transport and much more.

11:30 am

Walk Wolverton Guided Tour

Wolverton & Greenleys Council, Town Hall, Milton Keynes

The two guided walks will follow the route of two of the ‘MK Trails: Wolverton’ phone app trails. No need for a smartphone to enjoy this walk.

Saturday, 21st September 2019

Time Event  
All Day

On the Verge's heritage resources

Download a range of educational resources produced by On the Verge and its partners for the MK50 celebration.

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Limelights and Stardom Exhibition

Milton Keynes Library, Milton Keynes

The Cowper & Newton Museum invites you to relive the Georgian era through the lives of renowned residents William Cowper and Rev John Newton.

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Milton Keynes: A Journey to 2050

Milton Keynes Library, Milton Keynes

See the 5 designs for MK:U, the prospects for transport around MK, the story of how we plan to grow to half a million people, and more!

9:00 am - 7:00 pm

MK Festival Fringe New Hoarding Commissions

Centre:MK, Milton Keynes

MK Festival Fringe has commissioned two vibrant large-scale murals, one by Auriol Butcher and a second work from Paul Rainey.

9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Bletchley Park Heritage Open Day

Bletchley Park, Bletchley, Milton Keynes

Experience the stories of the men and women who worked at the top secret home of the WW2 Codebreakers. Limited free tickets per day.

10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Buckingham Between the Wars

Buckingham Old Gaol, Buckingham

Exhibition in the Old Gaol courtyard on the development of Buckingham between the two world wars and the conditions of everyday life.

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Railway Cottages, New Bradwell

Spencer Street, Milton Keynes

Talk by current members of Rainbow Housing Co-operative about the history of the street and its present-day use.

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

St Lawrence's Church, Broughton Village Heritage Open Day

St Lawrence’s Church, Broughton, Milton Keynes

St Lawrence is a small 14th-century church with medieval wall paintings of the 15th century.

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Old School Open Day

The Old School, Milton Keynes

The Old School comprises a community hall, café and guest house, run by Future Wolverton in conjunction with Slated Row School.

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Wolverton Masonic Centre Open Day

Wolverton Masonic Centre, Milton Keynes

Tour of Masonic Lodge and Museum. Dispel some of the myths about Masonry and learn about our charitable activities and how we fit in with the community.

10:30 am - 5:30 pm

Calverton Guided Heritage Walk

All Saints Church, Calverton, Milton Keynes Buckinghamshire

A guided walk around picturesque Calverton taking in views of its historic buildings and surrounding countryside. Heritage display and a tour of the church.

10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Everyday stories from the life of an 18th-century Rector

St Mary’s Church, Bletchley, Milton Keynes

Meet the Rev William Cole and hear stories from his diary written over 300 years ago. Tours available. Refreshments.

10:30 am - 4:00 pm

The Gothic Temple

The Gothic Temple, Buckingham Buckinghamshire

A rare chance to see inside the Gothic Temple, built in 1741 by James Gibbs and one of Lord Cobham’s last additions to his landscape at Stowe.

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Dancing Maharajas

Milton Keynes Museum, Milton Keynes

A performance with a life-size pedal-powered elephant, dancing Maharajas and musicians, inspired by the culture of Northern India.

11:00 am

Exploring Eaglestone

Eaglestone Local Centre, Milton Keynes

The northern half of Eaglestone was recently recommended for designation as a Conservation Area. Come and discover why in this walk led by Tim Skelton.

11:00 am

Guided tour of the Oak Chapel at Crownhill Crematorium

Crownhill Crematorium & Cemetery, Crownhill

A guided tour of the award-winning “Oak Chapel” at Crownhill will be led by architect Adrian Morrow. The tour will conclude with a walk through woodlands.

11:00 am - 4:30 pm

Milton Keynes Museum Open Day and Beer Festival

Milton Keynes Museum, Milton Keynes

All the usual museum attractions – Victorian farmhouse and school room, street of shops, working telephones, Hall of Transport and much more.

11:00 am - 4:30 pm

World War 1 Display

Milton Keynes Museum, Milton Keynes

An exhibition of local heritage and beyond relating to the Great War 1914-18 and an opportunity to put questions to WFA MK Branch members.

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Harvest Open Weekend at St Guthlacs Church, Passenham

St Guthlacs Church, Passenham Northamptonshire

Attractions include harvest decorations, church history display, bell ringing, live background music, and activities for children.

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Chandos Hall Museum Opening

Chandos Hall, Newport Pagnell

Chandos Hall is the home of Newport Pagnell Museum. Historical artefacts plus a themed display entitled ‘Newport Pagnell Property Deeds’.

1:45 pm

Hospital Collection Open Day Tours

Milton Keynes University Hospital, Milton Keynes

This is a rare chance to have a guided tour of some of the works featured on the Hospital’s curated Art Trail with more than 400 pieces.

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

A Treasure Hunt

Chandos Hall, Newport Pagnell

A Treasure Hunt around the town of Newport Pagnell, starting and finishing at the town Museum, supervised by the local Historical Society.

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Grow Your Family Tree

Milton Keynes Library, Milton Keynes

Join Archivist Katherine Gwyn, exploring the techniques and skills needed to start and grow your family tree – for novice and experienced genealogists.

3:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Buckinghamshire Folk Tales Book Launch

Stony Stratford Library, Milton Keynes

The book launch of Buckinghamshire Folk Tales by Terrie Howey will celebrate the book’s release with an afternoon of music, story, and poetry.

6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Publication launch: Agora a-go-go bumper annual

The Old Bath House, Wolverton

Celebrate the publication of this unique insight into the Agora, one of Milton Keynes iconic projects. Share your memories and take home this publication.

Sunday, 22nd September 2019

Time Event  
All Day

On the Verge's heritage resources

Download a range of educational resources produced by On the Verge and its partners for the MK50 celebration.

9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Bletchley Park Heritage Open Day

Bletchley Park, Bletchley, Milton Keynes

Experience the stories of the men and women who worked at the top secret home of the WW2 Codebreakers. Limited free tickets per day.

10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Buckingham Between the Wars

Buckingham Old Gaol, Buckingham

Exhibition in the Old Gaol courtyard on the development of Buckingham between the two world wars and the conditions of everyday life.

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

St Lawrence's Church, Broughton Village Heritage Open Day

St Lawrence’s Church, Broughton, Milton Keynes

St Lawrence is a small 14th-century church with medieval wall paintings of the 15th century.

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Stowe Open Day

Stowe Landscape Gardens, Buckingham

Discover the complete Stowe experience free of charge including entry to the House, Grounds and Gothic Temple. Tours of the house.

10:30 am - 4:00 pm

The Gothic Temple

The Gothic Temple, Buckingham Buckinghamshire

A rare chance to see inside the Gothic Temple, built in 1741 by James Gibbs and one of Lord Cobham’s last additions to his landscape at Stowe.

11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Milton Keynes Arts Centre Open Day

Milton Keynes Arts Centre, Milton Keynes

Milton Keynes Arts Centre presents a programme of events offering free arts and heritage craft activities. Just drop in to join one of the workshops.

11:00 am - 4:30 pm

Milton Keynes Museum Open Day and Beer Festival

Milton Keynes Museum, Milton Keynes

All the usual museum attractions – Victorian farmhouse and school room, street of shops, working telephones, Hall of Transport and much more.

11:00 am - 5:00 pm

MK Festival Fringe New Hoarding Commissions

Centre:MK, Milton Keynes

MK Festival Fringe has commissioned two vibrant large-scale murals, one by Auriol Butcher and a second work from Paul Rainey.

11:00 am - 4:30 pm

World War 1 Display

Milton Keynes Museum, Milton Keynes

An exhibition of local heritage and beyond relating to the Great War 1914-18 and an opportunity to put questions to WFA MK Branch members.

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Harvest Open Weekend at St Guthlacs Church, Passenham

St Guthlacs Church, Passenham Northamptonshire

Attractions include harvest decorations, church history display, bell ringing, live background music, and activities for children.

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Uncovering the History of Great Linford Manor Park

Great Linford Manor Park, Milton Keynes

Great Linford Manor Park contains several grade 2* listed buildings and the remnants of an 18th Century landscaped garden

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Chandos Hall Museum Opening

Chandos Hall, Newport Pagnell

Chandos Hall is the home of Newport Pagnell Museum. Historical artefacts plus a themed display entitled ‘Newport Pagnell Property Deeds’.

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

A Treasure Hunt

Chandos Hall, Newport Pagnell

A Treasure Hunt around the town of Newport Pagnell, starting and finishing at the town Museum, supervised by the local Historical Society.

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Everyday stories from the life of an 18th-century Rector

St Mary’s Church, Bletchley, Milton Keynes

Meet the Rev William Cole and hear stories from his diary written over 300 years ago. Tours available. Refreshments.

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Great Linford Village Walk

Milton Keynes Arts Centre, Milton Keynes

Led by architect Pete Martin, we will explore the integration of the building of the new city with the Manor and the historical core of Great Linford.

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Weekend Walk

Chandos Hall, Newport Pagnell

An historical one hour’s walk around Newport Pagnell town, guided by local historian, Society member Don Hurst.

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

How Fabric Changed History

Milton Keynes Gallery, Milton Keynes

A fascinating question and answer session with Kassia St Clair, centred around her Radio 4 Book of the Week, The Golden Thread..

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