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Stockwood Discovery Centre, formerly known as Stockwood Craft Museum, is one of two free admission museums situated in Luton (the other is Wardown Park Museum). The museums in Luton are a part of a charitable trust, Luton Culture.
|Monday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Tuesday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Wednesday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Thursday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Friday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Saturday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Sunday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
The Tea Discovery Exhibition was brilliant showing the travel routes globally into local area.There is also a permanent transport of the museum ranging from horse and carts to buses and cars and lots more. I particularly liked the art project done on a Bedford Truck. Local archaeological finds give you a sense of how ancestors lived so fabulous for learning.Child friendly and holiday activities put on specially.
I really like this place is the park most visited by me in Luton.You can easily get a bus or car parking is free. There is a small playground for children. There are benches where you can sit and relax after a long walk. It is also worth visiting the Stockwood Discovery Center a very interesting place. There are goals for playing football and for golf enthusiasts there is a designated area for this. I often go walking with my dog.
Very good place to visit. Nice play area for kids. Good restaurant. Fish pond nice to view chickens and horses to view. Good museum to look around. Safe environment for children and it's all free. Lovely day out.
Booked the welly walk not really knowing what to expect, but it was so lovely. I won't give the game away but for £3 it was worth every penny and more! The centre is free to get into and there was just so much to do and explore there. The gardens and wooded areas are beautiful, the museum was great and the kids were able to sit in a few of the carriages. . look out for the dressing up boxes dotted about too! I can't comment much on the cafe there as we took a picnic, but it looked very clean and spacious with lots of outdoor seating too. There's a playground right next to it, perfect for a quick cuppa while the kids burn off more steam! I'll certainly be going back here. What a lovely and amazing day out!!
Fantastic place for the whole family. Free parking. Free entry.
Excellent day out. Free of charge. Bring your own food and drink and have a picnic. Family friendly.
Lovely gardens and museum. Worth a visit. Good for the kids. Has a good café, gift shop, free entry and parking on-site! Good day out for the kids. Can be educational as well as fun.
Lovely place for a long walk while being inspired by art and nature. Public entry and parking are free, the exhibitions are interesting and the grounds are beautiful. Great for visiting with kids (there is a play area ideal for climbing around) or adults (plenty of benches, viewing areas) alike. There’s restrooms and a pleasant indoor cafe for snacks and drinks (this cafe closed at 4pm on Saturday). Be prepared for a bit of walking, though the terrain is pretty flat and there are pre-defined trails to follow. The discovery centre is uniquely designed into separate gardens with information areas. This includes sculpture gardens, a children’s play area, gardens with plants from around the world, medicinal plants, greenhouse areas, art gardens and much more. The only issue was that some of the areas were closed on a Saturday afternoon, including the greenhouse and bee exhibit. Despite this, the rest of the grounds were open and well worth the visit. Overall, this centre is a must see if you have half a day while in Luton. In the same park (Stockwood Park), there is an athletics centre, a horse-back riding area and fields to play sports, football, etc. Parking is free in all areas across the park, which is helpful. A few tips: bring water; dress warm in the winter as part of the walkways are outside; read the signs - they are informative and they clearly put a lot of work into them; sit on the plentiful amount of benches to enjoy the scenery (there really are benches everywhere); and finally, my favourite part: make sure to explore the outdoor garden with the tree surrounded by an arch of trees and the stones in the middle of the field - the way the artist created the path from each exhibit to the next based only on line of sight helps appreciate the natural beauty of the area even more. Enjoy!
There is so much to do here for the whole family. Grand parents will love it too. There’s a huge garden with amazing flowers and plants, a playground for little ones and big ones, a decent cafe, a couple of museums and galleries. I’ve been coming here for years and I still keep finding things I hadn’t seen before. It’s a great place to come all year round. When my friends visit with kids it’s always our first stop. Best of all, it’s free. However make sure you leave a few pounds in the collection points to help keep it running.