The museum is situated in the beautiful landscape of Wardown Park.
Visitors can enjoy special exhibitions and an extensive programme of events throughout the year. Highlights include the Luton Life gallery, the nationally important Lace Collection, the Shillington Hoard and the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regimental Gallery. There is a small tea room which serves drinks and snacks. The museum shop sells souvenirs, local history publications and old photographs.