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Wardown Park Museum

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Address: Museum Old Bedford Road, Luton LU2 7HA, England
Phone Number: +44 1582 546722
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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Wardown Park Museum is situated in the beautiful landscaped Wardown Park,...

Wardown Park Museum is situated in the beautiful landscaped Wardown Park, on the outskirts of Luton town centre. The museum offers a range of displays including the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment Gallery and the popular Luton Life Gallery. The museum also holds around four temporary exhibitions a year on different subjects. Wardown Park Museum also holds events and activities for all ages and interests throughout the year.A cosy tearoom serving drinks and snacks and museum shop selling souvenirs, local history publications and old photographs is located on the ground floor.

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Nice day out for families with kids

Showing off the history of Luton, this is a great place to take your children for a day out. There is a lovely display as well as a park and cafe nearby.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
John C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Showing off the history of Luton, this is a great place to take your children for a day out. There is a lovely display as well as a park and cafe nearby.

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Luton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

The museum is full of the history of the town, and gets updated quite periodically. It is in the grounds of Wardown Park, and great to visit if you are there, free entry always good! There is a little cafe too.

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Thank SBC04
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

This is a local museum and has been around for over 60 years. I has many and various exhibits but the one that gets talked about the most is the old lady who used to be upstairs in a room setting with a glass front. People swore that if you looked at her long enough you would see her move... More 

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Thank watkinwitch
Luton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

The improvements made over the last year & more enhances any visit.I had relatives from New Jersey who were very impressed & they are used to this type of place in America. I visit regularly with my granddaughter & she loves it .She is 9. She particularly likes it when there is a challenge locating people & items to tick... More 

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Thank peterQ44UW
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Great afternoon out brought back memories of the old cars on show there. And the old horse and carts were amazing. And so well restored as well as the old cycles there.

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Thank Glenn A
Rochester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This museum used to be the highlight of any return visit to Luton but over the years it has gone from a really educational experience to a cheap mess. It used to be so good; maybe needs to return to the past!

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Thank Mike A
Luton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

But nevertheless an interesting and informative museum There is the added bonus of a changing display at the end of the tour Some are great for littler ones It can be difficult to keep small children off the displays and stop them touching The history of the displays is great Cafe is nice too as is the rest of the... More 

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Thank mitch1970ruff1965
Luton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

Great for seniors to checkout... Two floor museum that educates. Located in wardown park which has a beautiful landscape. Plus long and massive garden for walks and jogs...

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Thank NinoDianne
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

The history in that place is fantastic . Not just inside but the hole build . Once a hospital now a museum . So much to explore . Fantastic staircase , big room so much to see &a do . Can't wait for to reopen . Being refurbished now . Great park too

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Thank Adrian P
Luton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

A nice display and presentation of Luton's history. But would prefer to take my guests/visitors to Stockwood Discovery Centre instead as it is more touristy

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