Milton Keynes Heritage Association was formed in 1994 by a number of local heritage groups and museums, with the aim of encouraging and developing co-operation between organisations having an interest in heritage in Milton Keynes, north Buckinghamshire and south Northamptonshire


MKHA has over 70 organisation and individual members, with a broad range of interests and a wide geographical coverage from Buckingham in the west, Olney in the east, Towcester in the north and Woburn in the south.

Many MKHA members have websites for those interested in our heritage.

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Local heritage events

MKHA members organise talks and other events.

Heritage Open Days 2023 took place from 8th to 17th September. All HODs events are free for the public to attend.

  • Back to the City

    The Back To The City exhibition will take you on a nostalgic trip through Central MK’s nightlife. Remember how MK used to party in the 1980s and 1990s.
    Discover Milton Keynes
    Until Saturday, 30th December 2023

  • A Great War Christmas

    Stuart Macfarlan will look at why the 1914 truce still looms large in the public imagination.
    Towcester & District Local History Society
    Wednesday, 13th December 2023

  • Santa’s Grotto

    Father Christmas will be visiting the Old Gaol. Come along and see him in his Grotto.
    Buckingham Old Gaol Museum
    Sunday, 10th December 2023

  • Carols by candlelight

    Christmas carols with the Choral Nova choir.
    Friends of St Guthlac’s Church, Passenham
    Saturday, 9th December 2023

  • Young Dickens and how he Invented Christmas

    Ian Porter will talk about Dickens’ early years before he found fame and how his Christmas stories became an annual Victorian event.
    Buckinghamshire Family History Society
    Friday, 8th December 2023

  • Spooky History Walk

    Join in the fun of Tom’s night-time guided walk. Mulled wine, mince pies, tea and coffee in the Museum Courtyard at the end of the walk.
    Cowper & Newton Museum
    Friday, 8th December 2023

  • Victorian Christmas and Santa’s Grotto

    Step inside the decorated Victorian farmhouse for family fun, a country market, A Christmas Carol performances and a visit by Queen Victoria.
    Milton Keynes Museum
    Friday, 8th to Sunday, 10th December 2023

Become a member

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

Member benefits include quarterly meetings, grants, website hosting, free IT and archiving training and heritage advocacy.

Location map of MKHA members

Grant from MK Community Foundation

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