Stockwood Discovery Centre

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London Road

  • Reception: 01582 548600
  • schools information: 01582 546740

What's happened at Stockwood? Stockwood Park Museum has been transformed into Stockwood Discovery Centre, a visitor and discovery centre with brand new facilities such as a cafe shop, extensive gardens, a children's outdoor discovery play area, changing exhibitions, and corporate venue hire. The new centre has an environmental theme running through it and host the current collections: the Mossman carriages, the biggest museum collection of this kind on display in the UK and fascinating displays about the history of the area including the former Stockwood House. Stockwood is one of the few places where visitors can enjoy the work of international artist, Ian Hamilton Finlay outside his native Scotland. There are events and activities for all ages and interests throughout the year. Please phone the museum for up-to-date events, activities and venue hire on 01582 548600.

Further information

Opening Hours:

Opening Times Summer Season April-October Mon-Fri 10am-5pm Sat-Sun 11am-5pm Open Bank Holiday Mondays 11am - 5pm Winter Season November-March Mon-Fri 10am-4pm Sat-Sun 11am-4pm Open Bank Holiday Monday 11am - 4pm Closed: Christmas Day Boxing Day New Years Day


Admission Free* Donations are welcome to support Stockwood Discovery Centre's work. *Please note charges apply for certain days, activities,workshops and taught sessions.

Upcoming events:

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Facilities and services


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Children's play area
  • Education facilities available
  • Facilities for private functions and events
  • Gardens open to public
  • Meeting room available
  • Object study facilities available (enquire in advance)
  • Parking for coaches
  • Parking for disabled available
  • Picnic area
  • Reception and lunch facilities for educational groups
  • Restaurant
  • Shop
  • Toilets
  • Toilets for disabled
  • Wheelchair access to some public areas
  • Wheelchairs available for loan

Facilities information:

There is free parking and good disabled access. Conservatory tearooms serve light meals and the museum shop carries a range of souvenirs and gifts. The Museum Education Service runs schools sessions to complement the national curriculum using both the displays and artefacts for handling. Please contact us for information or to arrange a school visit. School


  • Academic publications and resources available
  • Activities for pre-school children
  • Adult lectures and courses held
  • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
  • Direct teaching services for schools
  • Events and resources for children and families
  • Events/teaching/resources for people with disabilities
  • General audio-guide available
  • Information point provided
  • Licensed for weddings
  • Loan service
  • Member of staff available with responsibility for education
  • Object identification and/or written enquiry service
  • Pre-booking service for groups
  • Primary school education service available
  • Printed/audio-visual information available for schools
  • Secondary school education service available
  • Specialist publications on collections available
  • Teaching/resources available for HE/FE students

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