Ascott - National Trust

Ascott, Wing
Leighton Buzzard LU7 0PR

Jacobean House remodelled in the 19th century with superb collections and gardens. Originally a half-timbered farmhouse, Ascott was bought in 1876 by the de Rothschild family and considerably transformed and enlarged by them.

Bromham Mill & Gallery

Bridge End
Bromham MK43 8LP

The present mill is an 18th or early 19th century rebuilding in brick, timber and stone on the site of earlier mills. It had two waterwheels, one wooden and undershot driving three pairs of stones, and the other iron and breastshot driving two.

John Bunyan Museum & Library

Bunyan Meeting, Mill Street
Bedford MK40 3EU

The John Bunyan Museum tells the story of John Bunyan (1628 -1688), the renowned author, pastor and preacher. Visitors to the museum are able to take a walk through Bunyan's life and times.

Leighton Buzzard Railway

Page's Park Station, Billington Road
Leighton Buzzard LU7 4TN

The Leighton Buzzard Railway is one of the few surviving narrow-gauge light railways in England. It was built in 1919, using materials and equipment that were surplus from the War Department Light Railways that had supplied the battlefields in World War 1. Originally built to serve the local sand quarrying industry, the railway has carried a passenger service, mostly hauled by historic steam engines, since 1968.

Moot Hall

Elstow Green, Church End
Elstow MK42 9XT

Moot Hall is a medieval market house, originally built for the nuns of Elstow Abbey on the village green. Restored in 1950 by Bedfordshire County Council, Moot Hall is now a small, but beautiful museum.

Panacea Museum, The

9 Newnham Road
Bedford MK40 3NX

The Panacea Museum tells the story of the Panacea Society, a remarkable religious community that existed in Bedford for almost a century. In the main museum building you can discover how the society was formed, what they believed and how they lived. You can also find out about Joanna Southcott and her sealed box of prophecies and why the Panacea Society campaigned tirelessly for the box to be opened.

Priory House Heritage Centre

33 High Street South
Dunstable LU6 3RZ

Located within a 13th century building, Priory House Heritage Centre boasts a range of things to see and do. Take in a snapshot of a historical era, enjoy a delicious snack, lunch or afternoon tea in the award winning tea rooms.

Shuttleworth Collection, The

Old Warden Park
Biggleswade SG18 9EP

The Shuttleworth Collection - A Celebration of Flight was founded in 1928 by Richard Ormonde Shuttleworth. It is in a quiet countryside setting, actually on an old fashioned all grass aerodrome with eight hangars.

Stockwood Discovery Centre

London Road
Luton LU1 4LX

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.

Stotfold Watermill

Mill Lane
Stotfold SG5 4NU

Stotfold Watermill, in its idyllic setting on the River Ivel, is unique. Having burnt down in 1992 it is now a Grade II listed watermill that has been completely rebuilt with three fully accessible floors to view.

Woburn Abbey & Gardens

Woburn Park
Woburn MK17 9WA

Woburn Abbey first opened to the public in 1955 and has welcomed visitors from all over the globe. There are 22 rooms that you can experience, which house one of the most significant private art collections in the world. The many individual rooms of Woburn Abbey, house 18th century French and English furniture, magnificent silver and gold collections, a marvellous range of porcelain and many items treasured by generations of the Russell family. Over 28 acres of gardens, inspired by the designs of landscape gardener, Humphry Repton and developed by our dedicated gardens team.

Wrest Park - English Heritage

Luton MK45 4HR

After decades behind virtually closed doors, its treasures overgrown and largely unknown, English Heritage is reviving one of Britain's largest and most important 'secret gardens' - Wrest Park. This is a wonderful 90-acre historic landscape and French-style mansion which will take its rightful place among the country's great garden attractions - and give locals and visitors to Bedfordshire a superb new day out.