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Stockwood Discovery Centre

Start date:Friday 12th April, 2019
Finish date:Friday 21st June, 2019
Days of week:Everyday (10:00 - 17:00)
Cost:Free
Booking information: Drop in, no need to book.

Luton Culture presents

Take a journey through time and women's fashion.

This special exhibition offers a unique opportunity to view our museums' rarely seen collection of ladies' costume, hand selected and curated by our own Museum Makers. Walk amongst mannequins modelling highlights from fashion eras of the past and discover women's clothing spanning over 250 years, including a bodice worn by Queen Victoria herself.

Dates

  • Friday, April 12, 2019

Stockwood Discovery Centre

Stockwood Discovery Centre tells the stories of real people behind the collections, exploring the history of the region from prehistoric times to the evolution of Stockwood House and the Farley estate.

The display collections include:

  • Geology
  • Archaeology
  • Social history
  • Rural crafts

Highlights include:

  • The Wenlok Jug - a rare medieval masterpiece with strong links to Luton’s history 
  • Luton's last tram
  • The award winning display of Mossman collection of carriages - the largest collection of its kind on display in the UK.

A paradise for garden enthusiasts, Stockwood Discovery Centre is one of the few places in the country where the work of acclaimed artist Ian Hamilton Finlay can be seen on permanent display. His Improvement Garden is a classical garden in which the sculptures are an integral part of the landscape. Once part of the original Stockwood House walled areas, the Period Gardens reflect the changing styles of gardening in this country. New areas include a contemplative Sensory Garden, a colourful World Garden and a Medicinal Garden highlighting the usefulness of plants - designed with environmentally green and sustainable principles in mind.

Venue Hire:

Stockwood Discovery Centre is the perfect setting for events, meetings and celebrations. See Venue Hire for more information. 

Programming

To become part of Stockwood Discovery Centre's programme, please contact our Head of Arts & Cultural Programmes, Fahim Qureshi at Fahim.Qureshi@LutonCulture.com

Downloads

Stockwood Discovery Centre Map

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