Luton is a city in the north of London, at a distance of 51 km from the capital of Great Britain, in other words, less than an hour by car from it. It is a multicultural city, known nationally but also internationally for the hat industry that is still developed here, the fiid football team called "The Hatters". Before, it was famous for Whitbread beer and Vauxhall cars. Today, the city is known for London Luton Airport, the main airport of the low cost airline Easyjet, one of the cheapest and most famous in the world.
Stockwood Discovery Center - The museum in the stables at Stockwood Park is surrounded by a medieval garden, the Elizabethan knot garden and a Victory Ditch garden, recreating the vegetable plots of the Second World War. In the museum complex of old and new buildings there is a Discovery Hall, a set of Victorian greenhouses and the Discovery Galleries.
Stockwood Discovery Center
The Stables Museum at Stockwood Park is surrounded by a medieval garden, the Elizabethan knot garden and a Victory Ditch garden, recreating the vegetable plots of the Second World War. The Discovery Galleries are dedicated to local history and have Roman, Anglo-Saxon and medieval artefacts, as well as a collection of arts and crafts gathered from Bedfordshire villages from the 1930s to the 1950s.
Wardown Park Museum
The Victorian mansion in Wardown Park houses Luton's town museum, focusing on local archeology and Bedfordshire traditional knowledge. Downstairs you can examine an Iron Age mirror and Shillington's World Coin Hoard, made up of 130 mostly gold coins struck during the reigns of seven different Roman emperors. The old Bedfordshire trades of hatting and lace are well represented, with examples of lace dating back to the 1600s. But if there's one exhibition you must see it's the one at Wenlock, one of only three medieval bronze mugs that they have survived in England, dating back to the 1400s.
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