Gilwell Park

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Gilwell Park, the Headquerters of the UK Scout Association has three areas of intrest for the visitor.

Gilwell is a large wooded campsite and activity centre that has many historical Scouting artifacts distributed around the site. Scouting visitors can visit these sites using a self guided tour and map. It is possible to see Lord Baden Powell's Caravan, various statues and visist the Woodbadge Training Ground.

There is a small museum dedicated to Scouting's history and Gilwell Park. Visitors may also visit the Whitehouse located at the centre of the estate. Parts of the Whitehouse date from the sixteenth Centuary. The Whitehouse contains a range of orignal paintings depicting Scouting scenes painted by Ernest Stafford Carlos. It is possible to view these paintings by appointment

Venue Type:

Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

Seven days a week 09.00 to 17.00.
Please phone to check opening times at weekends

Admission charges


Collection details

Social History

Gilwell Park
Bury Road
Greater London
E4 7QW


Gilwell Park details

Scouting contact site



0845 300 1818


020 8433 7103

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