Thomas Bagshawe was not your ordinary Curator. He was also an Adventurer. Come and hear his exciting tales, full of humour alongside his friend Max.

They’ve both just arrived back from their year long adventure to the Antarctic. In fact 2021 marks exactly 100 years since they left on their expedition.

Running Time: 40 minutes

Presented by The Culture Trust Luton as part of Wardown's 'Theatre in the Musuem' offer.

Age Guidance: 8 - 11 years

25th and 26th October 2021

Show Times: 11.00am, 1.30pm and 3pm


  • Monday, October 25, 2021

Wardown House

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.


To become part of Wardown House's programme, please contact our Head of Arts & Cultural Programmes, Fahim Qureshi at

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