Baden Powell House

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Baden-Powell House is the fulfilment of that dream, opened on the 12th July 1962 by her majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Since that date the house has seen millions of Scouts and Guides from all over the world some passing through London for just a few hours or others staying for several days at a time. When it was opened the house was considered to be very modern with excellent facilities. 35 years later it was decided that the time had come to update those facilities to meet the requirements of visitors both now and in the future. And after a major redevelopment program Baden-Powell House was re-opened on 5th June 1997 by His Royal Highness The Duke of Kent.

Whilst Baden Powell House Hostel was designed to be used by members of the Scout Movement, the facilities are open to family members at Scout prices and to the General Public at our commercial rates.

BP House houses a small display called "The B-P story" The display includes a video wall with a continuous tape showing some of the highlights of B.P's life as well as an Internet site and memorabilia etc.

Venue Type:

Museum, Historic house or home

Opening hours

09.00 to 18.00 Seven days a week

Admission charges


Collection details

Social History

Baden Powell House
Queen's Gate
Greater London



0207 590 6900


020 7 590 6902

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