To protect the health and wellbeing of our flamingos and some collection birds, they will be undercover over the winter. Also, due to government requirements we have stopped hand-feeding the birds. Thank you for understanding.

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Scott House Museum Tours

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).

Date and time: Tours currently run Monday to Friday, starting at 11am and 1.30pm and last for approximately 45 minutes. Please pre-book your tickets below.

  • Find out how Sir Peter Scott made Slimbridge the birthplace of modern conservation
  • 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: 10 minutes before the tour start times. Please wait on the green bench area 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.

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.

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