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.

Guided tours:

We're delighted to be able to reopen Scott House to visitors. We've had to make a few changes, which we've detailed below, but we hope this won't affect your experience.

  • We ask that everyone over the age of 10 wears a mask while inside Scott House, unless medically exempt
  • Tour guides may be wearing both a mask and a visor for part of or for the duration of the tour
  • Every attendee needs a ticket due to the rule of 6 so please count children within your ticket numbers to avoid any disappointment regarding refusal of entry at the museum on the day

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

Meeting point:
Outside Scott Cottage at 10.20am.

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. Please note everyone, including members, needs an admission ticket in addition to your Scott House tour ticket in order to visit the centre.

Date and time: Tours run on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, starting at 10:30am and lasting 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.


Everyone (including members) needs to book an admission ticket for the day of their visit, in addition to their Scott House tour ticket. When you click the link below, please do the following:

  • Select the number of tickets and date of your Scott House tour, then add to your basket
  • When a pop-up appears select 'Continue shopping' (not 'Go to basket')
  • Select the correct admission category
  • Add required tickets to your basket, ensuring they're for the same day as your Scott house tour
  • Checkout

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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