Stockwood Discovery Centre | Day Out With The Kids

Stockwood Discovery Centre

Luton, Bedfordshire, England

Attraction Information

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Ages: 4+

Venue type: Indoor and Outdoor

The Stockwood Discovery Centre is designed with environmentally green and sustainable principles in mind. It tells the stories of real people behind the collections, exploring the history of the region from prehistoric times to the evolution of Stockwood House and the Farley estate.

The display collections include; geology, archaeology, social history and rural crafts. Highlights include the Wenlok Jug: a rare medieval masterpiece with strong links to Luton's history and development, the town's last tram and the famous Mossman collection of carriages: the largest collection of its kind on display in the UK.

A paradise for garden enthusiasts, Stockwood Discovery Centre is one of the few places in the country where the work of acclaimed artist Ian Hamilton Finlay can be seen on permanent display. His Improvement Garden is a classical garden in which the sculptures are an integral part of the landscape.

Once part of the original Stockwood House walled areas, the Period Gardens reflect the changing styles of gardening in this country. New areas include a contemplative Sensory Garden, a colourful World Garden and a Medicinal Garden highlighting the usefulness of plants.

Facilities

  • Restaurant Restaurant Onsite
  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Baby Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Disabled Toilets Available
  • Wheelchair Wheelchair Friendly
  • Pushchair Pushchair Friendly
  • Parking Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information

Address

Stockwood Park, London Road, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU1 4LX, England

Contact

Click here to visit Stockwood Discovery Centre's website
01582 548600

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

13th February - 31st October
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

1st November - 13th February
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:00

Pricing

Free admission

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