Getting in touch with Luton’s past

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Here’s your chance to get up close and personal with some of the weird and wonderful objects at Wardown Park Museum.

From February 15, a new weekly event is being launched at the Luton museum on New Bedford Road and each week, visitors can drop in and take part in an object-handling session.

The museum will be searching its stores and bringing out objects for people to see and handle, many of which have never been on display.

Saturday Selection is a new series of events to showcase the variety of the collections held by Wardown Park Museum and a great way for visitors to learn about the museum’s collections as well as see objects that are not often (or perhaps ever) on display.

It’s also an opportunity for Wardown Park Museum to find out more about the types of artefacts and exhibitions local people find most interesting.

Each Saturday there will be two sessions for visitors to drop in and see the objects: 10am – 12pm and the second 2pm – 4pm. The event is free and drop in.

Wardown Park Museum is also looking for volunteers to get involved and help with running with Saturday Selection.

Anyone with an interest in museums and objects, who might want to get involved and learn more should contact the Museum Makers team on 01582 546659. Full training will be provided.