Welcome to the Woburn Heritage Centre

The Woburn Heritage Centre Museum is in the centre of Woburn village, housed in the redundant church of Old St Mary’s in the village churchyard, set back from the main street. The museum is open every day from April to September and at weekends only in October.

Our opening times are: Weekdays: 2pm to 4.30pm. Weekends and Bank Holidays: 10am to 5pm. Entrance is free with easy disabled access.
The entrance to the old church has a glazed porch area with display boards and card and book racks.

Through the old wooden doors is the chancel, linking the porch to the main church. In the chancel is our Welcome desk and the Tourist Information Point, containing a large selection of leaflets and booklets on Bedfordshire and surrounding counties plus London attractions. There is also a small shop, selling second-hand books and jigsaws plus cards, toys, mugs and walk leaflets which include 8 circular walks starting and finishing at the free Woburn village car park.

What our visitors say about us...

So glad we came
So glad we came
Small but beautifully formed
Small but beautifully formed
Splendid exhibits, wonderful presentation
Splendid exhibits, wonderful presentation
Brilliant museum, well presented
Brilliant museum, well presented
Charming museum, charming lady – well done to volunteers
Charming museum, charming lady – well done to volunteers
Our children loved the mouse hunt
Our children loved the mouse hunt
The museum in the main church is devoted to the history of Woburn, from humble beginnings, growing into a thriving market town and the heyday of the coaching era, up to the present day.

In 1984, the museum opened as a small exhibition of Woburn artifacts and photographs mostly donated by local residents. Now, after two grants from the Heritage Lottery Fund, when we glazed in the porch area, rewired the building and, later, refurbished the entire museum, we are an accredited museum and part of the East of England museum group.

Volunteer with us
Our study area in the museum contains much information on Woburn in the past and is ideal for family research. We also have an index of names on the legible gravestones with grid maps to help to find specific graves in the very large graveyard. We have a large collection of old photographs and files on local people, events, clubs and associations and information on Woburn in the two World Wars.