Wardown Park Museum


Wardown House, Museum and Gallery offers...

  • Free entry*
  • Beautiful Victorian interiors
  • A fully immersive experience
  • The Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment and Luton Life Galleries
  • Live theatre performances
  • The Dining Room
  • Hide and Squeak Trail for children

Wardown House, Museum and Gallery is situated in the beautiful landscaped Wardown Park, on the outskirts of Luton town centre. The house was formerly the home of the Scargill family, then a military hospital and is now a museum and gallery.

Step back in time and glimpse an insight into a wealthy family home during the Victorian period. Explore the different rooms with hands-on displays for a fully immersive experience. The museum tells the story of Luton’s transformation into the exciting and diverse town it is today. 

The museum also houses a range of displays throughout the building, including the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment Gallery and the popular Luton Life Gallery.

The museum underwent a redevelopment during 2016, reopening in April 2017. Wardown House, Museum and Gallery also holds events and activities for all ages and interests throughout the year.

Venue Hire

Wardown House has a range of rooms that can be hired for your meetings, training days, drinks receptions and events in the gorgeous surroundings of Wardown Park. See Venue Hire for more information and Weddings at Wardown for more information.


To become part of Wardown House's programme, please contact our Cultural Programme Coordinator, Hafiza Mohamed at Hafiza.Mohamed@LutonCulture.com

Opening Hours

Visiting the museum is free*. Although we would gratefully receive a donation to help us with the upkeep of the museum.

Usual Opening Hours:

Open daily, 10am - 5pm
14 February – 31 October

Open daily, 10am – 4pm
1 November – 13 February

*We may charge for some activities and events.


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