In this centenary year, we mark the 100th anniversary of the burning down of the town hall. Join Head of Heritage and Collections, Elise Naish as she delves into this fascinating period of uprising in the town, using source material from our collection.
Doors open at 7.00pm
Age Guidance: 12+
Part of our People, Power & Passion season
- Thursday, July 4, 2019
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.
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 Fahim.Qureshi@LutonCulture.com
Other Family Friendly Events
22nd Nov - 1st Feb 2020
Nancy Newberry: Smoke Bombs and Border Crossings / Articles of Faith
Dallas-based photographic artist Nancy Newberry brings her internationally recognised brand of performative photographic portraiture to Luton in a two-part project which includes her first UK commission.
23rd Nov - 24th Dec 2019
Experience true Christmas magic with The Mall’s Giving Grotto – open from Saturday 23rd November to Xmas Eve
The Mall's Giving Grotto