Explore your local history and heritage. Free tours, events and activities for all the family.

11th – 20th September 2020

This year Heritage Open Days ran over 10 consecutive days. All events were free for the public to attend.

The theme this year was 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 included Milton Keynes Museum, Stadium MK, Great Linford Manor Park, MK Arts Centre and the Cowper & Newton Museum in Olney. People joined the Parks Trust’s rangers for guided walks, walk or cycle the new Pilgrim Trail between Tattenhoe and Bradwell Abbey, explored Wolverton’s green spaces and found out about the plants and animals that live alongside the residents of MK.

Heritage Open Days also wnt online for the first time, with virtual exhibitions and experiences alongside those in the physical world. People could take a virtual tour of the extensive art collection held by MK University Hospital with Arts For Health, explored the open studios at Westbury Arts Centre or joined Buckinghamshire Archives for their Virtual History Festival and more.

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