A new display of Theodor Kern’s oil paintings.

Austrian born artist Theodor Kern (1900-1969) started his early painting career in the early 1920s. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, and was a diverse artist trying his hand at many different styles.

The paintings will be on display in the main corridor of Wardown House.


  • Monday, January 20, 2020

Wardown House

Wardown House, Museum and Gallery is situated in the beautiful landscaped Wardown Park, on the outskirts of Luton town centre. The house was formerly the home of the Scargill family, then a military hospital and is now a museum and gallery.

Step back in time and glimpse an insight into a wealthy family home during the Victorian period. Explore the different rooms with hands-on displays for a fully immersive experience. The museum tells the story of Luton’s transformation into the exciting and diverse town it is today.

The museum also houses a range of displays throughout the building, including the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment Gallery and the popular Luton Life Gallery.

The museum underwent a redevelopment during 2016, reopening in April 2017. Wardown House, Museum and Gallery also holds events and activities for all ages and interests throughout the year.

Venue Hire

Wardown House has a range of rooms that can be hired for your meetings, training days, drinks receptions and events in the gorgeous surroundings of Wardown Park. See Venue Hire for more information.


To become part of Wardown House's programme, please contact our Head of Arts & Cultural Programmes, Fahim Qureshi at

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