Surrounded by 60 acres of park and woodland, the house has been sympathetically restored to provide a taster of Victorian society and style, both above and below stairs.

Designed by local architects William and James Owen, Scolton Manor was originally built as a home for the Higgon family who lived there from 1842. The Higgons were prominent in the community, with three members holding the position of High Sheriff of Pembrokeshire during their residency.


Permanent collection

Today the house and collections reflect country life in Pembrokeshire during the Victorian era. Outdoors traditional horse carriages, a Gulbenkian-nominated VARDA gypsy caravan and a locomotive used locally on the Maenclochog Railway are exhibited. There are also displays exploring the skills of carpenters and blacksmiths.

The David Burton-Richardson Collection and Archive of paintings, drawings and artefacts relating to the artist's life is housed at Scolton Manor Museum. Meanwhile a changing programme of exhibitions explore the region's natural history, geology, employment and trade, and the effect of the Second World War.

Scolton Manor Museum

Bethlehem, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, SA62 5QL

01437 731328

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Opening times

Apr – Oct

Mon – Sun, 11am – 5pm

By appointment Nov - Mar

Free entry with National Art Pass

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