Brownsea Island - National Trust

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 the National Trust website 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

Brownsea Island - National Trust
Poole Harbour
BH15 1EE



Site Information

National Trust


0870 743 1907

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