Take a step back in time as you enter Sir Peter Scott’s home where he championed the cause of worldwide wildlife conservation through growing the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT) and set up the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

Scott House Museum

Little has changed in his home since the 1950s and you will be surprised to find out about his amazing life not just as the son of the famous Antarctic explorer Robert Falcon Scott but as a pioneering wildlife conservationist, an artist, inventor, Olympic sportsman and Naval war hero.

Find out about his friendship with Sir David Attenborough and which members of the royal family visited his home, marvel at his original illustrations of Bewick’s swans and reminisce about his days as a wildlife presenter on the BBC ‘Look’ TV programme.


About the tour:

  • Find out how Sir Peter Scott made Slimbridge the birthplace of modern conservation
  • Be one of the first people to take a tour of Scott House bursting at the seams with his personal belongings – from his notebooks and sketches to his books and record collection.
  • Experience the spectacular views from Sir Peter Scott’s studio over his beloved lake – the Rushy Pen
  • Explore the 1950s kitchen and hear stories of family life at Slimbridge
  • Discover the many famous names who have signed the Scott House visitor book
  • Pre-booking is essential. Please follow the link below to book your tickets.


Meeting point:
10 minutes before the tour start times. Please wait on the bench area outside at the start of the admissions boardwalk. In the event of rain, please wait on the green benches inside the main admissions foyer

If you are already on site before the tour please only use the designated exits to arrive at the meeting point and to re-enter the centre after the tour you may need to queue. You will also be asked to show your entry ticket again at admissions. Please be aware of moving vehicles in the area outside Scott Cottage while you wait for the tour to start.

Cost: Included with admission to the centre.

Date and time: Tours currently run Monday to Friday, starting at 11am and 1.30pm and last for approximately 45 minutes.

There is no additional charge for this tour, however we kindly ask visitors to make a voluntary donation to help us preserve the Scott House Museum for future generations.


Book your tour

Members: Click the link below to book your Scott House Tour. You do not need to book admission in advance, please bring your membership card with you.

Non-members: To book onto a Scott House Museum Tour you’ll also need to purchase admission in addition to your Scott House tour ticket. You'll be prompted to add admission tickets to your basket during checkout, alternatively you can pay for admission on arrival at the centre.

You can find out more about what to expect when you visit here, but you'll need to come back to this page to book your Scott House tour tickets.

Before booking please read the full terms and conditions.

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