The Open University purchased the site at Walton Hall in 1969 from the Milton Keynes Development Corporation. Building began in April of that year.

Since 1969 many campus buildings have been erected, refurbished, extended, demolished and/or renamed across the site. This virtual tour will take you around The Open University campus, pointing out all of the main buildings and revealing the people behind the names given to the many buildings - Wilson, Jennie Lee, Christodoulou, Gardiner, Crowther and Briggs to name but a few.

The tour has given numbers to all the main OU buildings. Download this A3 map of the campus to track the progress of the tour and link the numbered buildings to their locations. A booklet version of the tour is also available to download and print.