MK City Archive


Milton Keynes Central Library which will be the home for the new City Archive from 2023.  Pictured in front is 'The Whisper' sculptural piece by Andre Wallace, 1983

A full archival story of the building of Milton Keynes will be presented in a new MK Archive housed at Central Library.

By rehoming the archive collections held throughout the city and at Buckinghamshire County Archive, this new facility will provide a unique global resource both for our residents and for city planners, urban designers, foreign delegations and researchers from across the world.


MK Archive – RESIDENCY 2022 Opportunity!

Milton Keynes Council is looking to appoint a freelance archivist, creative practitioner or curator with an interest in Milton Keynes’s new town history and archive, to research, develop and test new audience engagement using our significant archival collections.  Working with our three Archive Partners and Pooleyville Creatives, you will help deliver activities for residents and visitors as part of our 2022 Design City Programme.  For more information and how to apply, check out the MK Archive Brief document below.  Note that the closing date for submissions is Noon, Friday 22nd April 2022.


Culture Team contact information

Civic, 1 Saxon Gate East, Milton Keynes MK9 3EJ