Milton Keynes Heritage

General Information about Milton Keynes

General information about Milton Keynes

Because Milton Keynes is famous as a new city, visitors to the borough could be forgiven for assuming that Milton Keynes has no history - nothing could be further from the truth! This section of MKWeb makes for interesting reading as you can find out about MK's history and heritage, the surrounding towns and villages, as well as population statistics.

Peeling back the years at Woburn Abbey

Visit Woburn Abbey between 11 April – 28th September to discover the story of the 4th Duke of Bedford’s private bedchamber through its layers of wallpaper; from the pinnacle of luxury in 1752 to its subsequent decline in status.

Life in Milton Keynes

Life in MK

The CLUTCH Club website features original stories documenting aspects of life in the Milton Keynes area over the last 150 years.

MK Statistics

Statistics MK

For information on population, age structures, crime, employment, unemployment, housing.

Have You 'Herd' the 'Moos' ?

Concrete Cows

The world-renown Concrete Cows, Milton Keynes' best-loved pieces of art, have been loaned to Midsummer Place Shopping Centre.

Mk Heritage Gateway

Lace Maker

The Milton Keynes Heritage site features masses of information about the history of the local area.

The Name of Milton Keynes

Name of MK

Milton Keynes is the name of one of the villages that were in the original designated area of the new "city" of Milton Keynes.

Learning in MK

Bradwell Chapel

The City Discovery Centre was set up in 1987 and adopted the heritage site of Bradwell Abbey as its permanent base in 1992.

Heritage in the Area


The Association currently comprises some 22 members including three registered museums and numerous local history societies.

Borough of MK

Large Location Map

Milton Keynes Borough is conveniently located midway between Birmingham and London and bounded by Beds, Northants and Bucks.

Modern Milton Keynes

Open University

Milton Keynes is a city of contrasts. It combines the fun and enjoyment of city living with plenty of scope for leisure.

Milton Keynes Coat of Arms

Coat of Arms

In 1973, the newly-created Milton Keynes Borough Council applied to the College of Arms for an official grant of Arms.

Living Archive

Residents Group

Living Archive is a unique organisation whose work is based on the simple premise that 'Everybody has story to tell'.


To find out more about Living Archive read our dedicated article:


International Collaboration

URBANIS is a collaboration between Milton Keynes Council(England), the Museum fur Antike Schiffahrt (Mainz in Germany) and the Museo della Civilta Romana (Rome).

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