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Contact us

Noël James


Business Development Manager
Lynne Dawson

Weddings and room hire


Education Officer
Stephen Knight

Educational visits



Archivist and Librarian
Catherine McIntyre

Archive and image collection


Heritage Partners

Discover Milton Keynes

Bletchley Park Trust
Cowper and Newton Museum
Living Archive
Milton Keynes Council
Milton Keynes Museum

Heritage MK


Sandford Award 2015 logo Sandford Awards for Heritage Education 2004, 2009 & 2015

What is Milton Keynes City Discovery Centre?

Milton Keynes City Discovery Centre informs visitors about urban geography and new city planning - as well as the historical and natural heritage of Milton Keynes. Since 1992 Milton Keynes City Discovery Centre has been based at the beautiful and important medieval Scheduled Ancient Monument site of Bradwell Abbey in Milton Keynes.


We run a series of events throughout the year, welcoming the community to enjoy the site and family-focused activities. Our next event is …
Angels at the Abbey, Sunday 2nd December, 10am - 4pm


Angels at the Abbey 2018


Archive and library

The archive records the fascinating story of the development of the new city of Milton Keynes, and also a wealth of pre- new town history. Many important items have been preserved in our collections - books, photographs, maps, reports, posters, plans and periodicals. There are also a variety of contemporary research materials available. Please note that visits are by appointment.

To book an appointment, please contact Catherine McIntyre, our Archivist.