Trails, Guides, Walks & Maps
Milton Keynes Council commissioned a Writer in Residence, as part of Milton Keynes’ 50th birthday celebrations.
The Writer in Residence:
Rachel Barnett, a writer, was offered a 6-month residency to engage with the community, offer writing opportunities to schools, and create their own stories to bring the art collection to life. Recordings of these stories and a walking trail are available on the MK50 Art Trail app which can be downloaded from the Play Store or Apple. An accompanying schools toolkit can be found on our Education page
Arts & Cultural Venues Map
Download the Arts & Cultural Venues in Milton Keynes (JPG, 340KB) map and print it off or add it to your own website. This map was created by artist Sheree Willis in partnership with Milton Keynes Council to create a visual picture of some of the arts & heritage treats on your doorstep.
Did you know that there is both an Arts Guide and a Heritage Guide? Packed with useful information, these guides are available electronically below:
Milton Keynes Arts Guide (PDF, 1.8MB) (arts venues and public art in Milton Keynes including CMKart walk)
Walking and Cycling Trails
Each year MK Parks Trust organises a Walking Festival with arts and heritage walks part of the offer.
You may also be interested in walking or cycling to our arts and/or heritage venues and the team have produced a number of trails for people to follow. The City Centre Public Art trail is available within the Arts Guide or you might like to try the Railway Walk Trail between Wolverton and Newport Pagnell which takes in a number of heritage and arts venues including a windmill. Developed in 2009 as part of the annual MK Heritage Open Days each September, a leaflet of the walk can be downloaded here: Railway Walk Leaflet (PDF, 6.8MB)
If you are feeling more energetic, four longer heritage walks or cycling routes are available to download. These walks focus on a particular area of MK, connecting its rich heritage of historic buildings, museums, public art, parks and history ranging from Roman ruins and medieval sites and fish ponds through Tudor, Stuart, Georgian and Victorian to its ‘New Town’ places and spaces.
Google Maps of Venues
Interactive maps are available below which can help you plan your journey to the venues and the public art.
*Please note, these external pages can be slow to load
Please head to the Public Art page for information on the artwork in MK