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Wardown House, Museum and Gallery

Old Bedford Road, Luton LU2 7HA, England
+44 1582 546722
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Day out

Took my grandchildren , haven't been for year's very interesting visit,grandchildren had to find... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Grahan D
via mobile
Festive afternoon tea

Wardown House is just a great place to visit: fun, quirky, informative and beautifully presented... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Karin W
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Wardown House, Museum and Gallery is situated in the beautiful landscaped Wardown Park, on the outskirts of Luton town centre. The museum houses a range of displays throughout the building, including the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment Gallery and the popular Luton Life Gallery. The museum underwent a redevelopment during 2016, reopening in April 2017. Wardown House, Museum and Gallery also holds events and activities for all ages and interests throughout the year.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good40%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“worth a visit” (12 reviews)
“billiard room” (2 reviews)
“dining room” (4 reviews)
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Old Bedford Road, Luton LU2 7HA, England
+44 1582 546722
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took my grandchildren , haven't been for year's very interesting visit,grandchildren had to find hidden mice which kept them occupied, good morning out will go again so can have a good look around very soon

Thank Grahan D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wardown House is just a great place to visit: fun, quirky, informative and beautifully presented. The cafe is a delight in its own right with great decor and views over the park. I booked a festive tea, asking for one for a vegan, and it...More

Thank Karin W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The local knowledge is great, along with the exhibits. They are varied from the town to its forming, period clothing to the Football club, it's on two floors and a great place to take the family for an afternoon. More than I thought. Depending on...More

Thank Will R
Reviewed 22 October 2017

This local museum is based in a 19th century mansion.So the house devotes a large part to recreating life in the house at that time including a digital billiard table.The hat industry is displayed extensively.Displays on local history and the local regiment complete extensive displays.

Thank wingate
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

I hadn't visited the museum for quite a while so I thought I'd pop in with the grandkids. They absolutely loved it and I must admit, the sights, sounds and smells took me right back to when I went as a kid.

Thank luckytraveller99
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

We visited one sunny Sunday whilst the son was at football. It was well laid out and really interesting. The guide was welcoming and knowledgeable. I'll definitely be back... this time to try the cafeteria which looked lovely

Thank jillybacon
Reviewed 20 September 2017

I visited Wardown Park with my young grandson. This is a ride of Luton that people never hear about. The park has a river running through it, populated by a plethora of water fowl . A playground for small children and a refreshment pavilion, tennis...More

Thank lin445
Reviewed 6 September 2017

The museum has been extensively refurbished. Lots to see and interact with. Very interesting. Cafe had very limited choices of food. They do not do afternoons in school holidays as they are too busy!!!! Couldn't understand that really as they were selling cakes and sandwiches.tea...More

Thank judithberesford
LutonCulture, Manager at Wardown House, Museum and Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Hi, We are glad you enjoyed the new refurbished Wardown House Museum. We are not able to offer Afternoon Tea during the school holidays as our café is very busy and we do not feel that we would be able to offer a relaxing afternoon...More

Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Beautiful park and lovely coffee! Food also available and tasty (although quite expensive.) Museum is free so worth a mooch!

Thank Rachel L
Reviewed 21 August 2017

On arrival this museum ticks a few boxes, free entrance and ample free parking very close to the impressive looking house which has had a lot of lottery funding spent on it recently. Once inside, there are quite a few interactive displays which are interesting...More

Thank w0tcha
LutonCulture, Manager at Wardown House, Museum and Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

Hi, I am glad that you enjoyed your visit. One of the listening posts is off seeing the Dr as it lost its voice, but will be working again soon. With the high turnover of visitors that we are currently seeing, a little wear and...More

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