Wardown House, Museum and Gallery Redevelopment Update 

January 2017

We are excited to announce that we have reached the half-way point of the redevelopment of Wardown Park Museum. The museum closed its doors for refurbishment in March 2016 and will reopen again in Spring 2017.

As well as a glimpse into life in a wealthy Victorian family home, the museum will chart the development of Luton and celebrate the stories of the diverse communities the town is home to today. Digital technology and interactives will bring collections to life and enable visitors of all ages to get hands on with their heritage.

Karen Perkins, Director of Arts and Museums and Project Director for the redevelopment explains:

“The redevelopment of Wardown Park Museum is an exciting and ambitious project that we are focused on delivering to the highest quality. With the full support of our main funders, the Heritage Lottery Fund, Luton Borough Council and Museum Makers, we are working towards delivering an outstanding cultural experience and museum for the people of Luton. We are excited to welcome audiences to the museum again in Spring 2017.”

Wardown Park Museum will reopen under the new name Wardown House, Museum and Gallery. The transformation of Wardown House, Museum and Gallery will make a lasting difference for Luton and leave a legacy for future generations, opening up this beautiful Grade II listed building for all visitors and the local community to enjoy.

We would like to thank all of our Museum Makers who have contributed to the redevelopment so far. The support of all Museum Makers has been invaluable. There will be plenty of opportunities in the future as we gear up towards the reopening to get involved, so please do keep checking the Museum Makers website.