The museum, the very first purpose-built Scouting museum in the Country is situated at Waddecar Scout Activity Centre.
It provides over 160 square metres of display and storage space. There are over 2000 books and publications in the library including all the known reference works. Be Prepared – The Story of Scouting is an attractive, additional facility for campers and day visitors.
Opening hours have been adjusted slightly recently and are now:
MUSEUMS OPENING HOURS.
Saturdays 26th November, 3rd December & 10th December 10am- 4pm
From Saturday 17th December to Saturday 31st December (inc)
WINTER OPENING HOURS: (Early 2017)
Saturday 7th January 2017 to Saturday 25th March (inc) 11am – 3pm
SUMMER OPENING HOURS: (Spring/ Summer & Autumn 2017)
Saturday 1st April, 2017 to Saturday 5th November (inc)
WINTER OPENING HOURS: (Late 2017)
From Saturday 12th November to Saturday 15th December (inc)
With prior notice it may be possible to arrange visits by Groups at other days and times.
On the 8th July 2006, we opened the John F Wilkinson Wing to tell the “Story of Guiding”. This purpose-built annexe includes a presentation area.
Be Prepared – The Story of Scouting Museum Trust
Registered Charity Number 1070181