6a architects are best known for their contemporary art galleries, educational buildings, artists’ studios and residential projects, often in sensitive historic environments. They have worked closely with Gareth Jones and Nils Norman on the development of the physical elements of City Club.
Cowper & Newton Museum
The Cowper & Newton Museum was the home of celebrated poet William Cowper. The garden includes the summer-house where he wrote many of his poems and meet with his neighbour John Newton a former slave trader, abolitionist and preacher, who was the author of the hymn Amazing Grace.
Bletchley Park, once the top secret home of the World War Two Codebreakers, is now a vibrant heritage attraction, open daily to visitors. Highlights include the restored Codebreaking huts, a stunning new visitor centre with an introductory exhibition and hands-on displays.
Living Archive collects, preserves and shares the history and heritage of Milton Keynes. 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 celebrates the unique history of residents’ lives and sense of place.
Milton Keynes Arts Centre
Exploring new directions in the development of craft, design and the visual arts Milton Keynes Arts Centre provides a unique environment for practitioners to articulate new ideas, engaging with our communities to demonstrate the potential of creativity to change lives.
Milton Keynes City Discovery Centre
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. Since 1992 MKCDC has been based at the beautiful and important medieval Scheduled Ancient Monument site of Bradwell Abbey in Milton Keynes.
Milton Keynes Council is co-ordinating a programme of events for MK50, which aims to tell the story of 50 years of Milton Keynes. MK50 is an opportunity to discover the city – its history, its landscape, its architecture, its culture and its people.
IF: Milton Keynes International Festival is produced by The Stables and staged every two years. The world-class, multi-arts programme includes large-scale and family events, concerts, theatre, dance, music and visual arts installations in unusual locations across Central Milton Keynes and the digital realm.
Milton Keynes Museum
Based at Stacey Hill Farm in Wolverton, the Museum was founded in 1973 and has grown into a popular attraction. Two major new galleries are currently in development which will allow the Museum to tell the whole story of Milton Keynes from pre-history through to the new city's creation.
MK Gallery programmes high quality, innovative and thought-provoking contemporary art from around the world. The main gallery building is being redeveloped as an exciting new cultural venue for Milton Keynes, including larger exhibition spaces, a stunning auditorium, learning and community spaces, and an independent café, bar and gift-shop.
On the Verge
On the Verge engages residents with their environment and introduces Public Art into underpasses that connect people and places around the central area of Milton Keynes, celebrating the heritage of the New Town and transforming these public spaces by making them inviting and joyful.
The Open University
Founded in 1965 The Open University is a public distance learning and research university, and one of the biggest universities in the UK for undergraduate education. Its administrative base is in Milton Keynes and its academic reach is international.
Situated in Wavendon, The Stables is Milton Keynes' premier live music venue offering excellent live music for all tastes - jazz, blues, folk, rock, classical, pop and world music.