Stockwood Discovery Centre, Luton
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
This award-winning museum is set beside Stockwood Country Park in Luton. The museum covers 9 centuries of garden history, plus displays on rural life and crafts in Bedfordshire. There are regular craft demonstrations, and a special sculpture garden showcasing the work of Hamilton Finlay, internationally famous sculptor.
The Mossman Collection of horse-drawn vehicles is the largest display of its kind in the UK. Exhibits trace the story of transport before the advent of the motor car, and there is also a section devoted to modern vehicles such as A Luton tram and vintage cars. Visitors can even go for rides in collection vehicles.
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About Stockwood Discovery Centre
Address: London Road, Luton, Bedfordshire, England, LU1 4LX
Attraction Type: Museum
Location: 2 miles S of town centre, near junction 10 of the M1
Website: Stockwood Discovery Centre
Photo Credit: Richard Thomas, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low to exceptional) on historic interest
Luton, St Mary's Church - 1.1 miles (Historic Church)
Wardown Park Museum - 2.1 miles (Museum)
Someries Castle - 2.1 miles (Castle)
Luton Hoo Walled Garden - 2.3 miles (Garden)
Dunstable Priory - 4.2 miles (Historic Church)
Dunstable Downs and Whipsnade Estate - 4.8 miles (Countryside)
Whipsnade Tree Cathedral - 4.9 miles (Cathedral)
ZSL Whipsnade Zoo - 5.1 miles (Family Attraction)
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