Arts & Heritage

Our venues offer a diverse range of experiences, from live music to local history, Shakespeare to contemporary dance. Our venues are unique, vibrant and tailor made just for you. We believe great art is for everyone so our doors are always open (except when they’re closed, because no-one likes a draught) Come on in…

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Stockwood Discovery Centre

Experience an ideal family outing at Stockwood, offering captivating gardens, engaging interactive exhibitions, and Europe's largest carriage collection. Our museum galleries vividly portray the narratives of local inhabitants spanning from prehistoric eras to the contemporary age. Delight in the diverse attractions, including a dynamic exhibition lineup, an acclaimed display of carriages, a scenic outdoor play area for children, and stunning walled gardens. Admission is free, inviting you to explore this expansive offering.

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Wardown House, Museum & Gallery

Beyond a conventional museum experience lies an immersive journey through time. Step into the opulent world of a Victorian-era affluent household, where each room resonates with its unique narrative. Wardown House, Museum, and Gallery, nestled within the picturesque surroundings of Wardown Park, proudly stands as a Grade II listed edifice, inviting exploration and discovery of its rich historical significance.

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Hat Factory Arts Centre

A space for everyone. We work with local talent and leading artists from across the UK to tell fresh and exciting stories all year round. Newly refurbished in 2019, the Hat Factory Arts Centre is back and presenting its most exciting programme yet, full to the brim with live music, contemporary dance, theatre, film, workshops and more! 

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The Hat District

Inspiring creative workspaces. Breathing new life into a collection of restored hat factories, in the heart of Luton’s cultural quarter.

Inspired by Luton’s history of hat making and manufacturing, this magnificent cluster of regenerated factories are here to bring creative people and businesses together, so they can grow and thrive!

Ranging from flexible and affordable, to expansive and spectacular, our spaces include the Hat Factory Arts Centre, Hat Works, Hat House and Hat Studios.

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