This list of museums in Bedfordshire, England contains museums which are defined for this context as institutions (including nonprofit organizations, government entities, and private businesses) that collect and care for objects of cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical interest and make their collections or related exhibits available for public viewing. Also included are non-profit art galleries and university art galleries. Museums that exist only in cyberspace (i.e., virtual museums) are not included.

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Name Image Town/City Type Summary
Elstow Moot Hall
Elstow Historic house 17th century period furnished meeting hall
Glenn Miller Museum
Bedford Military Located at the former World War II airfield from which musician Glenn Miller departed before his plane disappeared, includes military aviation and other military and wartime displays
The Higgins Art Gallery & Museum
Bedford Multiple Local history, art, culture, natural history, geology, archaeology, coins
John Bunyan Museum
Bedford Biographical Life, times and works of John Bunyan, author of The Pilgrim's Progress
John Dony Field Centre Luton Local website, local history and natural history
Leighton Buzzard Railway Leighton Buzzard Heritage Railway Train rides,industrial narrow gauge railway museum,sand quarrying
Military Intelligence Museum
Shefford Military website 'Sharing the Secrets' of the shadowy world of intelligence, security, espionage and other military intelligence disciplines.
Moggerhanger House
Moggerhanger Historic house Early 19th century home designed by John Soane, gardens
Panacea Museum Bedford Biographical Life, times and writings of Mable Barltop, Founder of The Panacea Society
RAF Signals Museum Henlow Military Radio and electronics communications history of the RAF
Roman Sandy Story Sandy Archaeology information, information, display of Roman artifacts and artist renderings of the town's past, located in the Council offices
Shuttleworth Collection
Old Warden Transport Airplanes, automobiles, motorcycles
Stockwood Discovery Centre
Luton Multiple Includes the Mossman Collection of carriages, geology, archaeology, social history and rural crafts
Stondon Motor Museum
Lower Stondon Transport website, automobiles, trucks, buses, motorcycles, airplanes, replica of the HM Bark Endeavour of explorer James Cook, tanks
Tempsford Village Museum Tempsford Local & Military website, ephemera associated with the village of Tempsford and RAF Tempsford
Thurleigh Museum Thurleigh Military History of RAE Bedford in World War II, also known as the 306th Bombardment Group Museum
Turvey Abbey Turvey Historic house Neo-classical house featuring 18th and 19th century English and Continental furniture, pictures, porcelain, objets d'art and books
Wardown Park Museum
Luton Multiple Local crafts including lace and hat-making, local history, culture, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment, archaeology, art, natural history; formerly the Luton Museum & Art Gallery
Woburn Abbey
Woburn Historic house Estate of the Duke of Bedford, includes 18th Century French and English furniture, silver and gold collections, porcelain, fine art, gardens, deer park
Woburn Heritage Centre Woburn Local website, local history

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