Stockwood Discovery Centre

Type:Cultural Centre

London Road, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU1 4LX

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The perfect family day-out. Beautiful gardens, interactive exhibitions and the largest carriage collection in Europe! And it’s free, so you could say, your carriage awaits… There’s so much to discover at Stockwood!

Boasting a thrilling programme of exhibitions, an award-winning carriage display, an outdoor children’s play area and breathtaking walled gardens. Our museum galleries bring the stories of local people to life, dating back from prehistoric times to the present day! Top tip - keep an eye out for the Wenlock Jug, a rare medieval masterpiece. Who knew a jug could tell you so much about Luton?! And our Garden Café is open every day, serving up delicious homegrown food, using fruit and vegetables from our garden.

We also do Afternoon Tea here at Stockwood - as if you needed another excuse to visit... In fact, people love Stockwood Discovery Centre so much it won a Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence. We’re really proud of that.

Our car park is big and it’s free! We also have 2 parking bays for coaches and 6 parking bays for disabled badge holders.

Guide Prices

FREE. Donations are welcomed
We charge for some events and activities.



  • Disabled access
  • Wheelchairs available

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)


  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments
  • Picnic site


  • Baby changing facilities


  • Education/study area
  • Guided tours for groups


  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed
  • WiFi or internet access

Target Markets

  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

By Car

Junction 10 off M1, the Discovery centre is within two minutes’ drive, on the left hand side of the road. At Stockwood Discovery Centre there are the following parking facilities:

Car parking plus overflow car park

2 parking bays for coaches in the main car park

6 parking bays for disabled badge holders located at the front of the car park

Public Transport Directions


We’re approximately 1.5 miles away from both Luton and Luton Airport Parkway. If you don’t fancy the walk, a taxi rank is located directly outside Luton Station.


Take the 321 from Luton Town Centre, Church Street, Stop C9.

Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
Monday - Sunday11:00 - 17:00

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