Help us build your City Archive

Since 2005, Milton Keynes Council has wanted to create a City Archive for Milton Keynes and we need you to get involved! You can fill in this survey to tell us what you would use a City Archive for, and you can attend one of Milton Keynes Archives’ Lunchtime Lectures (details below) to learn more about local history collections.

Milton Keynes Archives are investigating the possibility of creating a central City Archive that could be used by residents and researchers. During 2019, Milton Keynes Archives are planning to open a mini search room service, making collections available to the public within MK Central Library. There would be project workspace for volunteers and community group members, as well as exhibitions, family activities, talks and tours. You can read more about the City Archive and pilot project here.

We are keen to hear your thoughts on a central City Archive and if you would be interested in using a service which brought together some of these archives within the Central Library. Please fill in this quick survey to register your interest.

Lunchtime Lectures 2018

To showcase the Milton Keynes’ unique history, we present a series of lunchtime lectures at MK Central Library. Each talk runs from 1.15pm-1.45pm. Tickets are available from Central Library for £3 each.

26 July – Unbuilt MK – Tim Skelton

In conjunction with MK Forum, find out what surprising designs were planned for Milton Keynes and never built!

23 August – MK and Developing International New Town Networks – Shane Downer

Where does Milton Keynes fit in with other New Towns around the world? Find out how relationships are being built and networks formed.

13 September – Women Who Built MK – MK Fawcett Society

In conjunction with MK Fawcett Society, you can discover more about some of the women who played a key role in the creation of Milton Keynes.

11 October – Rifleman Albert French – Roger Kitchen

Discover the tragic story of New Bradwell’s Albert French. He served in the army during the First World War and wrote letters home to his father and sister.

All 1.15-1.45pm

Milton Keynes Central Library
555 Silbury Boulevard
Milton Keynes, MK9 3HL
01908 254 050

Tickets £3 from Milton Keynes Central Library

Milton Keynes Archives are a group made up of Milton Keynes Council, the City Discovery Centre, Living Archive MK, and Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies. All the members are custodians and champions of the unique New Town Story of Milton Keynes, a story that commands international attention and local pride but which can only be properly told through bringing together the pieces of the story which each group member cares for.

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