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THE MILTON KEYNES COLLECTION
The Milton Keynes Collection is a partnership of five museums and heritage organisations – Milton Keynes Museum, Bletchley Park, City Discovery Centre, Cowper and Newton Museum and The Living Archive – who have joined forces to:
- Raise awareness of the rich history of Milton Keynes within and beyond the ‘new’ city;
- Win public and commercial support for its conservation, interpretation and development;
- Share resources and expertise in areas such as volunteering, collections handling, governance and marketing; and
- Inspire more people to get involved and help to secure this unique heritage for future generations.
The Museum is a member of local history organisations and has participated in a number of projects designed to increase history information on the web.
Milton Keynes Heritage Association: the organisation that represents local and community history groups in the area. Go here for lots of links to other local history sites.
Jewels of Milton Keynes: the MKHA's original website that included our special pages on the Wolverton and Stony Stratford Tram. We have subsequently participated in other online projects to produce sections on Bancroft Roman Villa and more.
South East Museum, Library & Archive Council: we are members.
Connected Earth: this major ongoing project aims to present telecommunications history using an innovative blend of virtual and real resources delivered by a network of participating museums.
24 Hour Museum: the National Virtual Museum.
National Grid For Learning: extensive online educational resource.
The Museum works closely with local and national organisations to promote history and education.
Telephone History: take a look at the telephone collection at Milton Keynes Museum and learn more about the history of rural telephones.
Living Archive Project: community oral history for Milton Keynes.
Stony Stratford: take a virtual tour of the home of 'cock and bull'.
Prince Rupert's Bluecoats: see how local people are re-enacting local events from the English Civil War.
Wolverton Society For Arts & Heritage: mostly about the history of Wolverton.
The Museum also works closely with other museums:
Rural History Centre: lots of information on development of the countryside and rural Britain.
We are grateful for the support given by the following local organisations:
Milton Keynes Community Foundation: which provides financial support to numerous organisations in the area.
MK Web: all sorts of information about Milton Keynes.
Milton Keynes Council: the site for the local council is hosted on the MK Web.
We will be happy to link to other sites which cover some aspect of local history or which complement our own activities.
As a general rule we will not link to commercial sites that list tourist or heritage attractions.