Visiting Us

Wardown House, Museum and Gallery
Old Bedford Road

Phone: 01582 546722

Visiting the museum is free*. Although we would gratefully receive a donation to help us with the upkeep of the museum.
*We may charge for some activities and events.

Opening Hours

Open daily, 10am – 4pm
1 November – 5 April

Open daily, 10am - 5pm

6 April – 31 October

Please note: Access to some areas of the House may be limited on performance and event days. Please check the What’s On for dates and times.

Upcoming closures:
  • Café - closed from Tuesday 26th June – Friday 28th June. Back open as normal on Saturday 29th June 
  • Car park (New Bedford Road) – closed from Tuesday 26th June – Friday 28th. Back open as normal on Saturday 29th June. If people are visiting the museum alternative car park will be the one accessed via Old Bedford Road (near tennis courts) 
  • Wardown House  – closed only Wednesday 26th June and Thursday 27th June

Booking Information

The Box Office for Wardown House's events and activities is located at Luton Central Library. 

Opening hours for telephone and in person ticket sales: 

Monday: Closed
Tuesday - Thursday: 11am - 6pm
Friday: 11am - 5pm
Saturday: 11am - 3pm
Sunday: Closed

Call 01582 878100 to book. 

You can, of course, buy tickets online at all times.


The Dining Room

Enjoy delicious food and refreshing beverages in the Victorian style dining room overlooking Wardown Park. The perfect setting for a relaxing afternoon with family and friends.

Treat yourself to scrumptious Afternoon Tea. Take advantage of a discounted price when you book a group of twelve or more. Prices from £16.50 per person. Call 01582 547445 or email to book. 72 hour advance booking required. 

Getting Here

By Bus / By Car / By Train / By Walking

By Bus

Buses that serve New Bedford Road: 35, 41, 79, 81, 757, 755, 828 and 829.

Buses that serve Old Bedford Road: 24, 24H, 25 and 26.

By Car

One mile from Luton Town Centre along A6 towards Bedford. Free parking areas are available on site, one can be accessed from Old Bedford Road and the other from New Bedford Road.

Customer notice: during the winter months, we advise customers attending evening performances to park in the car park on New Bedford Road, opposite the entrance of the museum, since the lighting is better for the darker conditions. 


By Train

The closest station is Luton (Town) Station (Midland Road exit)

Please note: Wardown House, Museum and Gallery is approximately one mile from Luton train station.

By Walking

Wardown House, Museum and Gallery is one mile or about 20 minutes walk from Luton (Town) railway station, down Midland Road and along Old Bedford Road.

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