Woburn Heritage Centre


Woburn Heritage Centre is housed within the old church of St Mary’s, set back from the main road of Bedford Street in the heart of Woburn village. Since opening in 1984, the Heritage Centre has grown to be a fully accredited museum and tourist information point, accredited by Arts Council England.

The Centre presents a history of Woburn and its surroundings from prehistoric times to the present day through local artefacts and 28 graphic boards arranged chronologically. There is also a study area (ideal for family research) with reference to local censuses, registers and folders, plus an index of the legible gravestones in the churchyard.

With a shop and Tourist Information desk on site, we specialize in walk leaflets, maps and books and also sell toys, small gifts, second-hand books and jigsaws. There is a mouse trail for children, with a sheet of clues to guide them in locating the wooden mice hidden within the museum.

Run entirely by volunteers, entrance is free but we welcome donations.

The building is wheelchair friendly.


We are open on the listed days and at the listed times below from 1st April to 30th September and at weekends only in October. The museum is closed from November to March.