MK50 Anniversary Exhibition to open

Date Posted:03/01/2017


The year-long MK50 celebrations kick off with a major free exhibition in January 2017 that tells the exciting story of the UK’s most successful new city and showcases everything Milton Keynes.

From dinosaur bones to driverless cars; from Stone Age nomads to the digital generation; from farms, sleepy villages and Victorian railway towns to a vibrant regional economic and cultural powerhouse of 260,000 people - and it is still growing.

Follow the information and data trail and learn how Milton Keynes was born and built. What was here before, what is here now, and what is to come. See archive images, period videos and those famous TV adverts as well as a unique collection of original architectural models of iconic city landmarks.

Read the words and hear the voices of those who conceived and constructed Milton Keynes, the first residents and those who came after them. Leave your own stories and thoughts on the Memory Wall or be interviewed for posterity (Jan 12). Build a house, play on the MK50 Game Mat, enter the Quiz and win prizes.

Don’t miss the Aston Martin Vantage, Lutz Pathfinder self-driving pod, a replica Enigma 1 code machine from Bletchley Park, the Festive Road Triceratops, the stadiummk visitor’s book signed by Her Majesty The Queen and much more.

The MK 50 Anniversary Exhibition is part of the MK Heritage Consortium STACCess:MK Project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and has been curated by volunteers.

Middleton Hall, centre:mk, CMK MK9 3EP. Free Entry during centre:mk opening hours

 

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