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.
13th February - 31st October
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00
1st November - 13th February
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:00
Stockwood Park, London Road,
Yes, there is parking onsite.
Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.
Yes, there are baby changing facilities.
Stockwood Discovery Centre has not told us if you can bring a picnic.
Yes, there is an onsite restaurant.
Yes, Stockwood Discovery Centre is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.
Yes, Stockwood Discovery Centre have stated they are pushchair friendly.
Stockwood Discovery Centre has not told us if they are dog friendly.