Weddings and room hire
Archive and image collection
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 ancient site of Bradwell Abbey in Milton Keynes.
We offer a range of learning experiences tailored to geography and history curriculums and beyond. Key to MKCDC's success is our highly interactive approach - by taking learning out of the classroom, ideas and concepts are turned into experiences that are memorable, engaging and enlightening. For information about our programme, please contact our Learning Events Coordinator.
Bradwell Abbey offers a fantastic choice of locations for your special day or business event. The beautiful medieval cruck barn or meetings rooms in a contemporary new building surrounded by five acres of open parkland create an atmospheric, green and tranquil setting. For more information, contact Lynne Dawson, our Business Development Manager.
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. To book an appointment, contact our Librarian, Jenny McLellan.
We conduct a variety of higher education and professional lectures and tours investigating planned settlements, with a focus on MK as a New Town. Topics include: urbanisation, master planning, environment, sustainability, transport, heritage and more. The lectures and tours can be adapted to clients' requirements. Contact Henk van Aswegen.
Look out for more exciting events at Milton Keynes City Discovery Centre and Bradwell Abbey planned for the new year.
Demonstrating medieval surgery