The room remained in use as a breakfasting parlour for several generations after Scott’s death. It was converted to a space for temporary exhibitions during the major redevelopment works which took place in 2012-2013. Visitors can now enjoy a changing programme of exhibitions focusing on specific aspects of Scott’s life and work and that of his descendants the Hope Scotts and Maxwell Scotts.
The exhibition room is now showcasing a landmark project currently underway at Abbotsford - to arrange and catalgoue the Abbotsford Scott family archive for the very first time. Visitors to the house can enjoy an introduction to the new project, Out of the Box: Secrets from the Archive, as part of their admission ticket.. Find out more about Out of the Box: Secrets from the Archive.