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Wardown House, Museum and Gallery

Old Bedford Road, Luton LU2 7HA, England
+44 1582 546722
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Wonderful new experience

The new jewel in the crown Luton has something special what an experience and great café great... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Luton, United Kingdom
Wonderfully Refurbished

My Husband & I were born in Luton but moved away in 1990. We were staying with friends & decided... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Diane S
Desborough, United Kingdom
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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.
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  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
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Old Bedford Road, Luton LU2 7HA, England
+44 1582 546722
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Reviewed yesterday

The new jewel in the crown Luton has something special what an experience and great café great story telling for the young and old love the place

Thank Fitz1301
Reviewed 5 days ago

My Husband & I were born in Luton but moved away in 1990. We were staying with friends & decided to visit the museum of our childhood memories. We were absolutely delighted with the new look Wardown House. It was full of history & nostalgia...More

Thank Diane S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Another wonderful attraction in Luton. The museum has just re-opened after a multi-million pound refurbishment. This grand old Victorian house was once just a museum of local culture but many of the rooms and galleries have now been returned to their various original usage, ie...More

Thank stuarts109
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I been here before (about 5 - 6 years ago). Now as they refurbished it, it looks a little better and is a nice place to visit for FREE. If you are bored after a walk in the Wardown Park then you can pop in...More

Thank MihaiSir
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After the long closure and refurbishment, I was expecting great things. Instead, the museum has become cold and clinical. The staff don't seem to care - in fact during my visit, a group of boys were playing football in one of the galleries! The refurbishment...More

Thank Elaine W
LutonCulture, Manager at Wardown House, Museum and Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

It is unfortunate that the refurbishment has not lived up to your expectation. We tried really hard to keep the new look in keeping and authentic with how the house would have originally looked and felt whilst adding an interactive element whereby guests could really...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For me the best thing is how interactive the displays are. its feels like a grand house but there is so much do and enjoy and the Dining Room café is gorgeous

Thank Karen P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed this museum, went to see the gallery dedicated to the Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire regiment which was very good. Enjoyed the fact that the house had been left with beautiful ceilings & rooms.

Thank Annieknig
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good local museum showing history of Luton and the house that houses the museum. Recently refurbished it is an attractive venue and the displays are well presented and interesting. Coffee shop is great and offers good snacks.

Thank Bob L
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Beautifully refurbished Victorian mansion/museum set in lovely grounds. A very pleasant couple of hours (max) learning about the history of Luton - lots of interest for all ages - and all for free! On top of that, a great cafe with outside seating area...a definite...More

Thank smithmarshall
Reviewed 14 May 2017

The ground floor has been refurbished as a recreation of the original family home. With the display of artefacts of local interest and historic film footage of Luton this makes for a very enjoyable experience. The cafe seating is in the dining room and there...More

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