The Exhibition

The Heritage Centre houses a museum of the history of Woburn, from its geological origins, through the centuries from Saxon times to the present day.

DSCF0041Exhibits include:

  • The history of Woburn Abbey, first as a monastery and then as the home of the Dukes Of Bedford.
  • The role of agriculture in the area.
  • The coaching era.
  • Victorian and Edwardian times, including the shops and people of the village.
  • The village school, founded in 1582.
  • Features on local Boy Joseph Paxton and the “Flying” Duchess of Bedford.
  • Local institutions and events.
  • Mangle

A mangle manufactured by Woburn ironmonger Gibson Andrews