Brownsea Island - National Trust

Brownsea Island - National Trust
Poole Harbour
BH15 1EE



Site Information

National Trust


0870 743 1907

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Brownsea Island in Poole Harbour has campsites and a cottage which are used by members of the Scout and Guide movements. These are all in the vicinity of the original campsite on the south shore used by Lord Baden-Powell for his experimental camp which led to the start of Scouting. This area is on lease to the Scout & Guide Association from the National Trust who own the Island

Venue Type:

Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

Please check before visiting.

Admission charges

Access to the site were Scouting and Guiding started is free but to gain access to the museum a fee to the National Trust is payable. These fees are £3.50 adults £1.50 Children

Collection details

Social History

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

World War One Walk

  • 12 May 2014 11am-12pm
  • 17 June 2014 2-3pm
  • 23 July 2014 11am-12pm
  • 18 September 2014 2-3pm
  • 13 October 2014 11am-12pm

Come and join this free guided walk that explores the island's first world war connections in this centenary year.


Normal admission charges apply.

Brownsea Island War Walk

  • 9 May 2014 2-3pm

Come and join this free guided walk that explores the island's wartime history


Normal admission charges apply.

Easter fun

  • 18 — 21 April 2014

Join in with our Easter activities and have a go at our special Easter trail (£2) with chocolatey prizes.


Normal admission charges apply.

Birdsong morning walk

  • 10 May 2014 7:30-10am
  • 24 May 2014 7:30-10am

A member of the ranger team will talk you through the sights and sounds of wildlife in this natural habitat. Enjoy a spring morning at Brownsea Island and a breakfast bap in the Villano Café.


All £15.00

Adventures with Alice in Wonderland

  • 24 May — 1 June 2014

Come along on this trail and see where the story will take you on our magical island adventure.


Normal admission charges apply.