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About Stockwood Discovery Centre

Stockwood Discovery Centre 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:

Social history
Rural crafts
Highlights include:

The Wenlok Jug - a rare medieval masterpiece with strong links to Luton’s history

Luton's last tram

The award winning display of 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. is designed with environmentally green and sustainable principles in mind.


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Ticket Prices:Free! (Some charges may apply for certain events).
Telephone:01582 548 600
Recommended Time:3 - 4 hours
Opening Times:Summer:
14 February-31 October:
Monday-Friday: 10am-5pm
Saturday-Sunday: 11am-5pm
Bank Holiday: 11am-5pm

Starts in November:
Monday-Friday: 10am-4pm
Saturday-Sunday: 11am-4pm
Bank Holidays: 11am-4pm

Shop and Garden Cafe closes 15 minutes prior to site closing.
Indoors / Outdoors:Indoors, Outdoors
Categories:Educational Sites, History Museums, Lessons & Workshops, Speciality Museums
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