Most visitors to the museum are parents with their kids. The adults enjoy the nostalgia "That was the uniform I used to wear", or "I got that badge when I was in Venturers". The kids are there for some fun activities – in that respect nothing much has changed over the years. Donations of Scouting memorabilia can be left at the museum during opening hours and Scout Heritage souvenir badges can be purchased at the museum.
"Great to see Scouting proudly on display."
"Thanks for a fun, exciting and wonderful day!"
Water rockets were a big hit with our boy."
"Excellent display, great find and day out.
- Love the memorabilia."
"Lots of surprising toys, musical instruments and family fun.
What a beautiful Sunday. Thank you."
"A wonderful way to spend quality time with the kids.
The staff is very friendly and helpful. Such a variety of fun."
"A very interesting and unusual day that really captured
the imagination and interest of the children."
There is no charge for casual visitors who don't engage in packaged activities, but cash donations are always welcome. Rovers, Leaders and Adult Helpers are encouraged to assist in running the activities. All youth members and adults receive a free souvenir badge.
Escape the Scout Museum - donation entry
Hyper-activities including water rockets, catapult, marshmallow skirmish, air vortex cannons, water drumming and more if you dare.
Joey and Cub Scout package - $15pp
Escape the Scout Museum activities and a ride on the Armory train. 2 hours duration. Participating leaders only need to pay for the train ride.
Scout and Venturer package - $20pp
Escape the Scout Museum activities suited to older members and a short Segway ride. 2 hour duration. Participating leaders only need to pay for the Segway ride.
Activities adjacent to the museum include the award-winning playground in Blaxland Riverside Park, a clue trail and code cracking game for younger members, frisbee golf and geocaching for older Scouts, occasional exhibitions such as Artexpress, and a visit to Birdlife Australia's Discovery Centre. Segways and bicycles are available for hire, and Scouts are encouraged to bring their own bikes to explore the Armory and wider pastures of Sydney Olympic Park.
The Museum is just inside the sandstone gate alongside Newington Armory Wharf (next to the bike and segway hire). To get here:
Parking is available at the northern end of Jamieson Street in Blaxland Riverside Park (100m walk) and at Wilson Park via Newington Road (750m walk).
By public transport
The best public transport option is the Sydney Ferries wharf at the northern end of Hill Road, Sydney Olympic Park (1,500m walk). Alternatively, get the Train to Strathfield Station, from Everton Rd, Stand C, get on bus 525 Burwood to Parramatta or 526 Burwood to Sydney Olympic Park Wharf, stop by Ave of Europe near Ave of Asia, Newington, and walk via Jamieson St (off Holker St) (1,200m walk).
Cycle paths to Newington Armory are available from Rhodes, Bicentennial Park or Olympic Park.