MK Gallery

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MK Gallery is a public contemporary gallery located in central Milton Keynes with a national and international reputation for its artistic programme. It launched with an exhibition by Gilbert & George and has presented over 100 exhibitions in its first 15 years of operation. Main gallery exhibitions are accompanied by a monthly, changing community programme in the adjacent Project Space. The gallery also provides an extensive programme of regular, weekly, public events for adults and children, and a diverse formal and informal learning programme, aiming to make contemporary visual culture accessible to everyone.

Venue Type:


Opening hours

Tues - Fri 12.00 - 20.00
Sat 11.00 - 20.00
Sun 11.00 - 17.00

Closed: Mondays and during exhibition changeover

Admission charges

Admission free

No permanent collection

Collection details

Fine Art

Key artists and exhibits

  • MK G presents thematic, group and solo shows. The inaugural exhibitons 'The Rudimentary Pictures' by Gilbert & George attracted nearly 23,000 visitors. Other past exhibitors include:
  • Tony Bevan
  • Patrick Caulfield
  • Phil Collins
  • Abigail Lane
  • Langlands & Bell
  • Colin Lowe & Roddy Thompson, Sarah Lucas,
  • Michael Craig-Martin
  • Paul Seawright
  • Will Alsop & Bruce Mclean
  • Tim Noble & Sue Webster
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.


  • 8 October 2015 — 31 March 2017 *on now

Flashback is a series of archival exhibitions that will be presented both online and in MK Gallery’s Project Space whilst the main building is being expanded. Making use of archival material, Flashback will provide an opportunity to reflect on the Gallery’s history by reviewing its exhibitions, events and projects of the past 16 years.

Launching on 8 October 2015, exactly 16 years since MK Gallery officially opened to the public, the first of the Flashback monthly displays will focus on the Gallery’s launch and the inaugural exhibition by the internationally renowned British artists Gilbert & George.

MK Gallery would love to hear from anyone with memories, stories, photographs, signed books, printed materials, or anything else relating to the Gallery and its history, for possible use in the project. Any original material selected will be returned to lenders afterwards.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Live Guides

Live Guides are available every Saturday from 10am-12noon & 2-4pm during the exhibition. A guide trained in audio description can be arranged with two weeks notice. Please call 01908 676 900 to book.

How to obtain

Call 01908 676900 during gallery opening hours to book

In Conversation

For each exhibition Milton Keynes Gallery arranges a talk, given by an artist or artists, a curator, a journalist or writer or other professional able to give a unique insight into the exhibition. These take place on a weekday evening from 19.00 at the gallery. For further information please call 01908 676900 during gallery opening hours.

How to obtain

Booking essential on 01908 676900 during gallery opening hours. Free.

School and College visits

Group visits can be arranged for any age, but must be pre-booked. Introductory talks are free, and gallery activities can be arranged at a moderate cost.

How to obtain

To pre-book call 01908 558305.

The Art Trolley

Available every Saturday between 11.00 and 13.00, children aged 4-12 have the opportunity to try a variety of art activities relating to the current exhibition.

How to obtain

Free, no need to pre-book

MK Gallery
900 Midsummer Boulevard
Central Milton Keynes


Information and news about past, present and future exhibitions and events at MK Gallery.


Information Desk from which general enquiries are redirected as appropriate


Main switchboard number for MK Gallery, with voicemail outside advertised public opening hours

01908 676 900

Recorded information

01908 558305

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.