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Woburn Heritage Centre

Type:Historic Site

Leighton Street, Woburn, Milton Keynes, Bedfordshire, MK17 9PJ

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About

Woburn Heritage Centre Museum and Tourist Information Point is housed in the reduntant chuch of old St Mary's in the churchyard on Bedford Street in the centre of Woburn village. The museum has artifacts and photo displays of the history of Woburn.  It also has a study corner with censuses, birth/marriage/death records, files on aspects of Woburn life and annual cuttings folders.  The graveyard that surrounds the old church has been mapped and indexed for visitors to find their ancestors' graves.  This information is also on our website.

The Tourist Information Point has walk leaflets and information on Bedfordshire and surrounding counties and London. There is a selection of small gifts plus greeting cards and postcards and second-hand books for sale. The Centre has easy access for wheelchairs and pushchairs. Admission is free, although as the Centre is a charity, there is a donations box!  The desk is manned by one of the Centre's volunteers to give advice and information.

Curator, John Clarke, gives regular talks and tours of the village with no charge, but donations are welcome.

The Centre is open every day from April to September and at weekends only in October.

 

Facilities

Children

  • Children welcome

Groups

  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups
  • Guided tours for groups

Parking

  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs accepted
  • Gift shop - Items for sale in Information area
  • Guided tours for individuals

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups - Pre-booking requried. Phone John on 01525 190184
  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

From Junction 13 on the M1:  Take the Husbourne Crawley road.  Woburn is signposted from the first left turn.

From Bedford: Take the A421 towards Milton Keynes. Woburn is signposted just before turning the J13 on M1.

From Milton Keynes:  Take the A5 south (Dunstable).  Woburn is signposted half a mile beyond large roundabout.

From Dunstable:  A5 north.  Woburn is signposted in Hockliffe.

Public Transport Directions

Limited bus service on Leighton Buzzard to Eversholt route.  Arriva service 47.

Train to Woburn Sands, 2 miles north of Woburn, on the Bedford to Bletchley line.

Opening Times

Season (1 Apr 2018 - 30 Sept 2018)
DayTimes
Monday - Friday14:00 - 16:30
Saturday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00
Bank Holiday10:00 - 17:00

* Open on weekends only in October

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