11th – 20th September 2020
This year Heritage Open Days will run over 10 consecutive days. All events are free for the public to attend.
The theme will be Hidden Nature, celebrating our extraordinary natural heritage, from centuries-old trees to farmer’s fields steeped in history.
Key attractions opening their doors for free include Milton Keynes Museum, Stadium MK, Great Linford Manor Park, MK Arts Centre, Milton Keynes Theatre and the Cowper & Newton Museum in Olney. People can join the Parks Trust’s rangers for guided walks, walk or cycle the new Pilgrim Trail between Tattenhoe and Bradwell Abbey, explore Wolverton’s green spaces and find out about the plants and animals that live alongside the residents of MK.
Heritage Open Days are also going online for the first time, with virtual exhibitions and experiences alongside those in the physical world. People can take a virtual tour of the extensive art collection held by MK University Hospital with Arts For Health, explore the open studios at Westbury Arts Centre or join Buckinghamshire Archives for their Virtual History Festival and more.
We will be producing an MK Heritage Open Days 2020 brochure in printed format but also as an online document. Events will be listed on the national HODs website from 11th August, in the events section of Living Archive Milton Keynes’s website and on social media.