Our programme for schools takes pupils on a journey into the heart of Scott’s world with an exciting range of cross-curricular learning experiences for pupils of all ages.

Contact us to discuss a visit and discover Abbotsford and the world of Sir Walter Scott for yourself!


How to book your visit

Visit times are available on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.

Please download a School Visit Booking Form and email your completed form to A member of the Learning team will then contact you at a suitable time to discuss your proposed visit and booking.  Alternatively, please call us on 01896 752 043 or email us.

Please note that all led sessions with a member of the Learning team must be pre-booked and are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. Admission is by invoice after your visit.

Risk assessment

Risk assessments for each session are also available and will be sent to you along with your confirmation letter.

Teachers who have booked a visit are entitled to two complimentary tickets to carry out a familiarisation visit. Please call us on 01896 752 043 or email to arrange a suitable time.

Lunch facilities

Please note that only pre-booked groups have access to the Learning Centre facility for the secure storage of bags and coats and for packed lunches.

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