Living Archive MK collects, preserves and shares the history and heritage of Milton Keynes, specialising in film, oral histories and Audio-Visual material. Conceived as an antidote to the assertion that ‘new towns have no history’ and nurtured by the belief that ‘everybody has a story to tell’, it has recorded, archived and celebrated the unique and diverse history of residents’ lives and sense of place. It is based at the Grade II Listed Milton Keynes Museum site in Wolverton.
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. Its archive specialises in the reports, plans and designing of Milton Keynes as a new town exemplar, and includes many of the personal papers of the original pioneers. 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.
Buckinghamshire Archives is the designated archive for records of the historic county of Buckinghamshire which currently includes the formal public records of Milton Keynes including MK City Council and MK Development Corporation. It has a huge range of resources and a wealth of records, some dating back 800 years. The Local History Library covers Milton Keynes and works closely with Milton Keynes Central Library to ensure both have a great selection of useful reference books, maps and free internet access.