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.

Our Morning Room Art Gallery displays inspiring exhibitions throughout the year and our Dining Room Café serves up the most delicious coffee and cake while overlooking the scenic Wardown Park and hosts our Afternoon Tea offer.

Wardown House Museum & Gallery Virtual Tour

Visit the museum from the comfort of your own home. Stroll through the galleries and displays of the museum on our virtual 360° tour. Click here to start the tour.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I get there?

Parking: We provide two complimentary on-site parking lots, accessible via Old Bedford Road and New Bedford Road. During Winter, we recommend utilizing the New Bedford Road entrance for improved lighting in darker conditions.

Train: Our location is approximately 1 mile from Luton station. While it offers a pleasant stroll during summer, travelers preferring convenience can readily access taxis at the rank directly outside the station.

Bus: Multiple bus routes—35, 41, 79, 81, 757, 755, 828, 829, 24, 24H, 25, and 26—connect Luton Town Centre to our destination.

You can also get the Stagecoach by booking here:


Is cash accepted as a form of payment?

Toilets: Fully accessible toilet facilities are located on the ground floor. 

Breastfeeding Room: Complete with a comfy chair and baby-changing table is available for your private use.

Food & Drink: The Dining Room offers a delicious menu of light bites, lunch options. We also offer pre-bookings for our delightful Afternoon Tea

Gift Shop: Our gift shop combines traditional Victorian products with modern museum retail to create a charming range of gifts that will delight all ages. Taking original design features from the redevelopment of the house, these gifts are truly unique, each with a story to tell.

All proceeds from the gift shop contribute directly to the preservation of our heritage sites, ensuring continued accessibility without admission fees.

What facilities do you have available?

Visitors with additional mobility requirements: 

  • A lift is available on the ground floor of the museum, taking you up to the first floor, to continue your journey through the house.
  • Fully accessible toilets are situated on the ground floor.
''Lived in Luton most of my life and found the museum very interesting. Found out things I didn't know about my own town. Nice coffee shop with some nice views. Looking forward to re - visiting again as the gardens will look lovely.''
Wendy C Tripadvisor
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