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Bradwell Abbey

Where history comes alive!

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.

 

MKCDC online AGM, July 30th at 4pm. Please contact director@mkcdc.org.uk.

Due to the ongoing situation with the Covid-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, Milton Keynes City Discovery Centre is closed. As guidelines are changing we will work with you to arrange or rearrange your private function.

We share the disappointment but have taken these measures to comply with government advice and in order to try and protect the health and wellbeing of our staff, volunteers and the general public.

We are still working though; please see our current news and projects for further updates.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact us on:
01908 227 229 or email information@mkcdc.org.uk.

Weddings at Bradwell Abbey

Bradwell Abbey offers a fantastic choice of venues and locations for your special day or business event. Our beautiful medieval Cruck Barn surrounded by five acres of open parkland creates the perfect tranquil setting.

Education at Bradwell Abbey

We offer a range of experiential learning sessions tailored to primary and secondary curriculums in geography and history, and beyond. The key to our success is a highly interactive approach, taking learning out of the classroom, and giving experiences that are memorable, engaging and enlightening.

Events & Parties

Bradwell Abbey offers a fantastic choice of venues and locations for your business event or party. Our beautiful medieval Cruck Barn or meeting rooms in a contemporary new building surrounded by five acres of open parkland are set within an atmospheric, green and tranquil setting, a fantastic place to plan your event.

Archive & 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.

What's On

Find out what's happening in the coming months at Bradwell Abbey, and view our projects.

We have lots of exciting events for you and the family!

New Town Heritage Explorers have gone digital!

Join in our fun heritage design activities for a chance to take part in our online exhibition! See our other New Town videos.