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Wardown Park Museum 1¼ miles or by bus

The Museum is situated in a Victorian House within landscaped parkland. Galleries cover the history of Luton and its people with a special feature on lace and other textiles. Regimental Gallery. Tearoom. Tel. 01582 546722. Admission free but there may be a charge for some events.
Open TWThFSSu 1000-1700, Sun 1300-1700.
www.lutonculture.com
Bus 24/25 from Silver Street to Wardown Park (on the left), about 10 minutes journey, M-S only, every 20-30 minutes. Operated by Arriva.

Stockwood Discovery Centre 1½ miles or by bus

Galleries tell the stories of real people behind the collections, covering local history from prehistoric times to the present day. Highlights include Luton's last tram and a large collection of horse-drawn carriages. Period gardens, Winter Garden, Medicinal Garden and Sensory Garden. Café. Tel. 01582 548600. Admission free but there may be a charge for some events.
Open M-F 1000-1700, SSu & BH 1100-1700, closes 1600 daily Nov-Feb.
www.lutonculture.com
Bus 321 from Luton Station Interchange to Stockwood Park (on the right), about 10 minutes journey, M-S every 20 minutes, Sun & BH hourly. Operated by Arriva.

Luton map

Wrest Park EH by bus then ½ mile

An extensive English garden developed by the de Grey family and displaying over 200 years of garden history. Follies and other architectural features. Waterside and woodland paths. Formal gardens near the mansion. Some unfurnished but opulently decorated State Rooms in the French-style Mansion are open. Exhibition on the history of the de Grey family and their estate. Café. Tel. 01525 860000.
Open Apr-Oct, Daily 1000-1800 (1700 in Oct). Nov-Mar, SSu (and WThF in Mar) 1000-1600. The Mansion may be closed if an event is booked, please check the website.
www.english-heritage.org.uk
Bus 81 from Galaxy Centre to Silsoe Church (24 minutes journey) then ½ mile walk. M-S hourly. Operated by Stagecoach. Buses also operate from Bedford.
Wrest Park is 4 miles from Flitwick station.

Silsoe map
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Knebworth House, Gardens and Park by bus

Originally a Tudor manor house, Knebworth was transformed by the spectacular High Gothic decoration of the Victorian romantic novelist, Edward Bulwer-Lytton. Objects on display reflect the family's Vice Regal time in India and visits by characters such as Charles Dickens, Winston Churchill and Noel Gallagher. The formal gardens surrounding the house include a Gertrude Jekyll Herb Garden and a maze. The Wilderness Garden includes life-size replica dinosaurs. Extensive parkland, adventure playground and miniature railway. Tearoom. Tel. 01438 812661.
Open Apr-Sep, SSu & BH (Daily Jul-Aug) 1100-1700, House 1200-1700. Please see website for special event days.
www.knebworthhouse.com
Bus 44/45 from Luton Station Interchange to Old Knebworth then ½ mile walk (see map below). M-F only, infrequent, 40 minutes journey. Operated by Centrebus. The bus also operates from Knebworth and Stevenage.
Knebworth House is 1½ miles from Knebworth station.
Entry to the Park is by public footpath and visitors should stay on this path to St Mary's Gate by the church where tickets can be purchased from a member of staff. Visitors without a ticket must remain on the public footpath and not stray into the Park.

Knebworth map