Anniversary exhibition in Middleton Hall

Date Posted:28/01/2017

The MK50 year-long celebrations kicked off with a major free exhibition telling the story of the UK's most successful new city, showcasing 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.

During the 14 day exhibition visitors to Middleton Hall were able to 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.  There were archive images, period videos and those famous TV adverts as well as a unique collection of original architectural models of iconic city landmarks.

This was a great opportunity to read the words and hear the voices of those who conceived and constructed Milton Keynes, the first residents and those who came after them.  Visitors were encouraged to leave their own stories and thoughts on the Memory Wall or be interviewed for posterity.  Activities included: building a house, playing on the MK50 Game Mat, entering the Quiz to win prizes.

Key attractions included in the exhibition were: the Aston Martin Vantage, Lutz Pathfinder self-driving pod, the Festive Road Triceratops, the stadiummk visitor's book signed by Her Majesty The Queen (all tbc) and much more.

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