Milton Keynes’ City Discovery Centre has been awarded hundreds of thousands of pounds in funding thanks to a major Government scheme.
The Bradwell Abbey site will receive £208,215 after successfully applying to the £1.57 billion Cultural Recovery Fund for Heritage, set up to help the country’s cultural gems survive the coronavirus pandemic.
At the City Discovery Centre you can learn about the history and development of MK and Bradwell Abbey, while there is also a range of educational programmes and activities to support learning in heritage studies.
Ben Everitt, the Conservative MP for Milton Keynes North, commented: “This is fantastic news for Milton Keynes. It’s so important we save our cultural and heritage sites.
“Not only can we learn so much and gain so much insight from our heritage, but it also provides jobs and a boost for the local economy in many ways.”
Today has also seen a dozen organisations, including English Heritage, the National Trust and the Canal and River Trust share £34 million from the Heritage Stimulus Fund to preserve visitor attractions.
Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said: “As a nation it is essential that we preserve our heritage and celebrate and learn from our past.
“This massive support package will protect our shared heritage for future generations, save jobs and help us prepare for a cultural bounce back post-COVID. I’m so pleased that we have been able to help save the City Discovery Centre in Milton Keynes.”