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MK City Discovery Centre

The aim of the City Discovery Centre (CDC) is to promote a greater appreciation and understanding of the historical, natural and built environments of Milton Keynes. It is an educational charity that tells the story of the New Town of Milton Keynes; its history and heritage from the earliest settlements to now.

They hold the Milton Keynes New Towns Archive and Reference Library on site and undertake a variety of lectures and tours in geography, environmental education, urban development and city planning for scholars/students and professionals from all over the world. They also provide experiential learning and re-enactments days for scholars making history come alive.

Throughout the year they hold various family and public open days on the Medieval Scheduled Ancient Monument site of Bradwell Abbey and host a variety of arts, music and cultural community / family events including Togfest, ProperStock, etc. The site also has art and nature trails including a number of Schottlander sculptures and other pieces public art.

Bradwell Abbey also offers unique historic venues for corporate, celebratory and community events or meetings.

City Discovery Centre
Bradwell Abbey
Alston Drive
MK13 9AP
Tel: 01908 227229
Email: information@mkcdc.org.uk
Website: www.mkcdc.org.uk    
Twitter: @MKCityDiscovery     
Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/MKCDC/349728144728

Offices and Archive are open Mon-Fri: 8.30am – 4.30pm (by appointment)
1st Sunday of the month (Apr-Oct) Open Days with Chapel tours: 11am – 2pm
The grounds are open to the public at all times.

Most MKCDC events are free. Site access is free. Some events organised by outside organisations like Togfest has a charge – please check.

Free parking available.

All main buildings are accessible, but some of the historic buildings are not fully disabled accessible and the terrain outside is undulating and might not be fully accessible.