Stockwood Discovery Centre

Stockwood Discovery Centre
London Road
Luton
Bedfordshire
LU1 4LX
England

Website

Museum

www.stockwooddiscoverycentre.com

Schools information

www.museumsluton.com/schools

Council

www.luton.gov.uk/museums

Organisation

www.lutonculture.com

E-mail

Admin Office

museumsluton@lutonculture.com

Booking & information

sdcbookings@lutonculture.com

Education Department

museum.education@lutonculture.com

Telephone

Reception

01582 548600

schools information

01582 546740

Fax

Admin Office

01582 546763

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Stockwood Discovery Centre
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What's happened at Stockwood? Stockwood Park Museum has been transformed into Stockwood Discovery Centre, a visitor and discovery centre with brand new facilities such as a cafe shop, extensive gardens, a children's outdoor discovery play area, changing exhibitions, and corporate venue hire. The new centre has an environmental theme running through it and host the current collections: the Mossman carriages, the biggest museum collection of this kind on display in the UK and fascinating displays about the history of the area including the former Stockwood House. Stockwood is one of the few places where visitors can enjoy the work of international artist, Ian Hamilton Finlay outside his native Scotland. There are events and activities for all ages and interests throughout the year. Please phone the museum for up-to-date events, activities and venue hire on 01582 548600.

Venue Type:

Museum, Gallery, Transport heritage site

Opening hours

Opening Times

Summer Season
April-October
Mon-Fri 10am-5pm
Sat-Sun 11am-5pm

Open Bank Holiday Mondays
11am - 5pm


Winter Season
November-March
Mon-Fri 10am-4pm
Sat-Sun 11am-4pm

Open Bank Holiday Monday 11am - 4pm

Closed: Christmas Day
Boxing Day
New Years Day

Admission charges

Admission Free*
Donations are welcome to support Stockwood Discovery Centre's work. *Please note charges apply for certain days, activities,workshops and taught sessions.

Additional info

There is free parking and good disabled access. Conservatory tearooms serve light meals and the museum shop carries a range of souvenirs and gifts.

The Museum Education Service runs schools sessions to complement the national curriculum using both the displays and artefacts for handling. Please contact us for information or to arrange a school visit.
School website:www.museumsluton.com/schools

Includes the Living Landscape gallery with displays on archaeology and natural history(including the nationally important Shillington Roman Coin hoard and Bronze Age mirror)
Also the Wenlok Jug went on display in July 08 with the lauch of the new Discovery Centre. The Museums Service was given just a matter of months to raise the total cost of £750,000 thanks to a funraising campaign.

Collection details

Social History, Natural Sciences, Land Transport, Archaeology

Key artists and exhibits

  • Wenlock Jug
  • Mossman Collection
  • Ian Hamiltopn Finlay
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