Wardown Park Museum
The museum is situated in a beautiful landscaped park and contributes to its charm by telling the story of Luton and its people such as the hat production and car industry, through displays,objects and old photographs. Home of the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire regiment museum and the many changing exhibitions.There is free parking at the museum and good disabled access including a lift to the first floor. A small tearoom serves drinks and snacks, and the museum shop sells souvenirs, local history publications and photographs.
except Bank Holiday Mondays)
New Years Day
Donations are welcome to support Wardown Park Museum's work.*Please note charges apply for certain days, activities, workshops and taught sessions.
There is free parking at the museum and good disabled access (including a lift to the first floor). A small tearoom serves drinks and snacks. The museum shop sells souvenirs, local history publications and old photographs.
For Teachers and schools:
The Museum's Schools Service runs a varied schools programme with sessions to complement the national curriculum using both the galleries and artefacts for handling. Please contact us if you would like more information or would like to arrange a school visit.
The first floor galleries opened as the Luton Life displays in February 2003. Funded with the assistance of the Heritage Lottery Fund, the displays explore the stories of Luton people over the past 150 years. Throughout the galleries there are listening posts where visitors can listen to Lutonians telling their stories. There are also hands-on exhibits and touchscreen computers with images of old Luton.
The ground floor galleries include the Ancient Greeks exhibition and the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire gallery tells the story of this local regiment. The ground floor also houses the exhibition gallery. The museum holds around 4 temporary exhibitions a year on different subjects. There are also events and activities for all ages and interests throughout the year.
Weapons and War, Toys and Hobbies, Social History, Decorative and Applied Art, Costume and Textiles, Coins and Medals, Archives
Key artists and exhibits
- Ancient Greeks
- Beds & Herts Regiment
Wardown Park Museum
Old Bedford Road
Luton Museum Service
Reception/Front of House