Scolton Manor Museum

Scolton Manor
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A traditional Victorian country house, Scolton Manor was home to successive generations of the Higgon family, until it was bought by Pembrokeshire County Council in 1972.
The house has been sympathetically restored in order to provide visitors with a taste of Victorian society and style, both above and below stairs.
The site also provides a home for the County Museum collection which includes fine art, photographs, costume and agricultural collections.
The 60 acres of park and woodland surrounding the Manor are used as a country park and are open all year round.

Venue Type:

Museum, Historic house or home, Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

Manor house opening times:
April to October 11.00am - 5.00pm
Park opening times:
Every day except Christmas Day/Boxing Day
April to October 9.00am - 6.00pm
November to March 9.00am - 4.30pm

Admission charges

Adults: £3.50
Children: £2.35
Concessions: £2.35
Family tickets £9.35

Getting there

By road: 5 miles north of Haverfordwest on th B4329 Cardigan Road.

Collection details

Archaeology, Weapons and War, Natural Sciences, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Coins and Medals, Personalities, Social History, Land Transport, Maritime, Agriculture

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
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Nursery Days: Life in the Victorian Nursery

  • 1 July — 3 September 2017 *on now

Nursery Days: Life in the Victorian Nursery

“Children should be seen and not heard”.
The famous Victorian phrase used to describe their attitude to childrearing.

“You seem to be (both of you) from the mournful, dismal strain of your recent epistles to have made up your mind that you are not much longer for this world, and that the sooner you attain the desirable object of leaving it the better – in these views I in common with your other children of course coincide.” Jack Higgon in a letter to his mother!

“Nursery Days” is an exhibition which will overturn the lazy clichés about the average Victorian family and show through the use of original letters and diaries, as well as visual imagery that the “average Victorian Family” was no more “average” than the “average 21st century family”. They were as loving and fun-filled as any modern family. And our Higgon family at Scolton were as close and friendly a family circle as we would all wish to be.
And, oh yes, they teased each other unmercifully!

Alongside the main exhibition there are trails around the house and grounds, Victorian craft activities and hands-on games and toys in the original nursery. And in August a whole weekend of Victorian fun.

The exhibition will be open daily 11 am to 5 pm from Saturday 1st July to Sunday 3rd September. It is included in the normal admission price for entry to the house, as are the activities based in the house. There is a small charge for the outdoor trails, which includes a prize!

Suitable for

  • Any age


  • Welsh


Adults £3.50
Concessions & children £2.35
Family ticket £9.35 (2 adults and up to 3 children)
Group visit concessions £2.00 (per person)
Outdoor trails £1 per child, includes a prize

Getting there

By road: 5 miles north of Haverfordwest on th B4329 Cardigan Road.

Scolton Manor Museum
Pembrokeshire Museums Service
Scolton Manor
SA62 5QL



01437 731328


01437 731743

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