Become a member

Membership is open to local history groups and individuals and is open to those outside the MIlton Keynes Council boundary.

We have quarterly meetings to which representatives of member groups are invited to exchange views and hear of the latest news from within the heritage sector. This fits with our central role of encouraging and developing co-operation between all organisations and societies with heritage interests. We also help organise various activities and events such as Heritage Open Days to promote heritage to the general public as well as setting up and managing major Heritage Lottery funded projects to encourage young people to get involved with heritage from an educational perspective.

Other direct member benefits include:

We can help new members set up a website from scratch if they don’t already have one and  we are also in the process of encouraging our existing members (where they have not already done so) to convert their websites over to WordPress (free) web publishing software. This makes websites easier to maintain and helps improve presentation and interactivity. We run free IT training sessions to support this and there are also regular ‘members website experience exchange’ sessions every Wednesday (both are based at Milton Keynes Museum/Living Archive IT training suite). We see this not only as an opportunity for members to improve their computer skills but also as an opportunity to involve a new generation in bringing the benefits of digitisation to all aspects of the Heritage sector.

We do look forward to the possibility of you joining the Association and don’t hesitate to contact us if you need any further information.