Stockwood Discovery Centre

Stockwood Discovery Centre, Luton: Hours, Address, Stockwood Discovery Centre Reviews: 4.5/5

Stockwood Discovery Centre
4.5
Thursday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Gary S
5 contributions
Get your opening times on media sorted.
Sep 2021 • Couples
Checked website, facebook, and phone message for opening times for weds 29/9/21 ALL stated the place was open, travelled for a hour only to find it did not open on a weds.....
Written September 30, 2021
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MJWMAN
Leighton Buzzard, UK243 contributions
Lovely place but sadly run down these days.
Aug 2021 • Family
We took our grandchildren last week….twice,because it was shut on Monday.
We used to go there with their mum and dad when they were little.
So disappointed that its so run down now. It used to be so well maintained.
We really wanted to see the Neolithic skeleton but that whole area was locked.
The gardens are lovely but..so many weeds, its really forlorn.
There seems to be very few staff and although they are very friendly and pleasant there were not dressed well. Very scruffy.
I had the impression that they might be volunteers rather than employed.
Nevertheless we still enjoyed our visit and can only hope it improves.
I would be willing to pay an entrance fee if it meant improvements.
Written August 22, 2021
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Michael384
Bedford, UK82 contributions
Is it too much to ask to put a sign outside with opening times?
Aug 2021
Drove from Bedford to visit. We found the entrance which was open but the main gate was closed. No indication that the facility was closed and no staff to ask. We walked round the whole building to try and get in. We overheard from others that it wasn't open and then discovered a very small sign indicating that it is only open Thursday - Sunday (maybe that's why it's called the discovery centre!)

HUGELY frustrating and i witnessed 30-40 people with the same issue. The kids was equally ticked off.

I called the phone number and the recorded message only gave winter opening times and no indication of summer opening times/days.

Aaaarrrgghhhhh.....!
Written August 10, 2021
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MKlady67
Milton Keynes, UK5 contributions
The hens are back 😊
Aug 2021 • Family
Free attraction in Luton that I love coming to with the family. Sadly it’s looking quite neglected in the gardens which I was told is down to so little staff being employed there. Used to really enjoy the lovely food on offer, paninis, sandwiches, fish cakes and amazing soups. They are offering a very poor selection of brought in sandwiches and no hot food at all. You would be better bringing your own or buying from a supermarket. The galleries and Mossman were also all shut due to a lack of staff. On a positive note it was the first day of 5 new hens on site which had been rescued via British Hens Welfare Trust; a very worthy cause.
Written August 8, 2021
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Colin B
Flitwick, UK4 contributions
Disappointing Discovery Centre
Jul 2021
I have tried unsuccessfully to visit the Discovery Centre 3 times recently and although the website says it is open, and I called to conform on the 29th July, our 4 year old grandsons were very disappointed to find the museum was closed yet again on the 30th.
The staff and volunteers were apologetic abut the unprofessional nature of this attraction. They must have to take a lot of crticism and I don't envy them when people travel from long distances and become angry because of the wasted journey.
To add to the misery of this and a wet day, the coffee from the cafe was appalling and the staff there agreed. The did say they have asked for improvements but were ignored.
Written August 1, 2021
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Theresa R
Luton, UK3 contributions
A wonderful experience for the whole family
Sep 2020
Stockwood Discovery Centre is a place where everyone can enjoy whether you are a keen gardener, interested in local history, a child who likes to have a great play area and somewhere to meet with people to share a meal/drink.

The Mossman Collection of vintage vehicles is well worth a visit and I really like the special exhibitions that they have there from cars to wildlife photography. One particular vehicle that I love in the Mossman Collection is a highly painted bus from Pakistan.

The Gardens are beautiful to walk through at all times of the year with the greenhouses as well there is always a wealth of colour.

There is even a place where you can learn about bees and beekeeping.
Written September 30, 2020
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florinelsolomon
Hertford, UK225 contributions
day out
Aug 2020
A day out with family, nice but not as we think will be. Few places whose not ope to visit, not very organized. in the end good
Written August 24, 2020
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florinelsolomon
3 contributions
day out
Aug 2020
Looking for something to do, not a very bad idea , but location did have lot of bits close , not very organized, but wee enjoyed in the end
Written August 24, 2020
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traceyjayne65
London, United Kingdom45 contributions
Sunday walk
Aug 2020 • Couples
Beautiful grounds, lovely staff. Amazing for free.Soft Ice cream is tasteless and has ice in it. Coffee was good. Recommend for an afternoon visit.
Written August 12, 2020
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Elena
Luton, UK2 contributions
A true form of nature
Aug 2020
Nature has never been more beautiful. That's Stockwood Discovery Centre. The fresh smell of the garden, the animals, the plants, everything!
Written August 6, 2020
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Stockwood Discovery Centre is open:
  • Thu - Sun 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM