Bedford’s Historic Destination

Scott Manor House

Community Museum and Heritage Resource Centre
Scott Manor House is a registered heritage property, that was built c. 1770 as the family home of Joseph and Margaret Scott, and was located beside Fort Sackville, at the head of Bedford Basin.

Today, it is home to the Fort Sackville Foundation.

Admission to the house and museum is free; donations are very much appreciated. [see the hours of operation below]

Scott Manor House Museum

Discover Bedford’s History
Explore our collections of artifacts, photos, exhibits and other resources, and visit our Reading Room. Learn more about the community of Bedford, its people and heritage. Contact us for more information.

Tea Room

The Tea Room will reopen in July.

We will be open during the summer to serve our delicious oatcakes alongside a pot of tea and, if you desire, ice cream.  We look forward to welcoming you back in 2024.

Our Tea Room is operated by volunteers and all proceeds go to supporting the Museum.

Visitor Information

For the 2024 summer season, Scott Manor House will be in full operation from the 24th of June through the 29th of August.

During this period we will be open for visits by the public and will be conducting guided tours between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm.

The Tea Room will open two weeks later, on the 8th of July, and serve guests from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm seven days a week.

We are very proud to showcase Bedford’s oldest home, nestled on beautiful grounds and steps away from the site of old Fort Sackville.

Although our doors are not currently open to the public, we’d like to continue to help you to explore Bedford’s heritage through our collections and local history publications.

Our Latest Announcement

  • Newsletter April/May 2024
  • Newsletter February/March 2024
  • Firefighting Memories by Eric Sheppard
    Scott Manor House and the Fort Sackville Foundation proudly present Firefighting Memories by Eric Sheppard, a long-time Bedford resident who served as both a volunteer and a career firefighter in the Bedford Fire Department for most of his 40-year career. The Bedford Library was presented with the Firefighting Memories monograph on Monday the 12th of February.  Readers of Firefighting Memories will learn of firefighting advances in Bedford over the last… Read more: Firefighting Memories by Eric Sheppard
  • Thanks for your support
    Thank-you to everyone who has supported us this summer. It was so nice to see so many people come and visit the museum, take a tour and learn about Bedford’s history, or just relax and have a cup of tea & oatcakes in our tea-room, or attend one of the many events we hosted with our amazing community partners. We also would like to thank our summer students, Sam, Sophie… Read more: Thanks for your support
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