The Open University MK

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The Open University MK

The Open University MK, Milton Keynes (MK) was just two years old when The Open University was created. This exhibition has been launched to coincide with Milton Keynes’ 50th anniversary in 2017. It focuses on the relationship between The Open University and Milton Keynes and looks at why Walton Hall was chosen to house the university, features interviews and writings of some of the people involved in the creation of both, and investigates how Milton Keynes has been used in the teachings of The Open University over the years.

Milton Keynes Campus

Getting to Walton Hall

The Open University has its headquarters at Walton Hall in Milton Keynes, which is 80km north of Central London, midway between Oxford and Cambridge, and just off the M1 motorway, linking it to Birmingham and the north of England.

If you’re coming by car, our address is:

The Open University
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes

The campus is 4 miles from Milton Keynes Central railway station, served by the West Coast Main Line between Birmingham and London (Euston).

When you arrive, a campus map is available for you to get around the campus.

Services at Milton Keynes

Our students and academics are supported by around 4,000 administrative, technical, secretarial and student services staff. Among the administrative and service units with a public-facing role who are based at Walton Hall are:

  • Development Office
  • Library
  • Media Relations
  • Open University Students’ Association
  • Open University Validation Services
  • Open University Worldwide
  • Student Services