Luton Culture - Museums Association

Ranging from retirees to students, and schoolchildren to young professionals, the Museum Makers are a team working with Luton Culture to help transform Wardown Park Museum into a brand new cultural attraction while making new friends and learning new skills along the way.

The new museum, housed in a former Victorian home and military hospital, will chart the history of Luton while a café, art gallery and learning programme ensure the building will be at the centre of community life.

“As a fashion graduate with a background in costume design, I was keen to work with the costume stores,” says Mary Hearne, a Museum Maker.

“I learned a lot of practical skills such as correct storage of delicate items and the gentle conservation and mounting of garments. Working in such a positive atmosphere has helped me with building confidence in my decision-making and people skills.”