Neville the squirrel lives at Stockwood Discovery Centre. He is fascinated by the collections. From carriages to jugs, veteran trees to prehistoric artifacts there is always something new to discover. What items will he help you learn about today?

Meet Neville. Neville loves to explore and spend his days delving into the Stockwood collections, discovering and learning new exciting facts about the items. With the help of his friend the curator, Neville writes down all his stories and adventures in a journal and would love to share them with you. Come and meet Neville and his friend The Curator as they share one of their stories for the very first time.

Written by Charlotte Read
Directed by Sidney Belony
Designed by Lauren Connolly
Performed by Aaron Spendelow and Victoria Jane

Age Guidance: 3 - 7 years

Running Time: 40 minutes


  • Thursday, August 12, 2021
  • Thursday, August 19, 2021 at 11:30am - 12:10pm

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. 


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


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