Named after the founder of the Boy Scout Movement Association, Lord Baden Powell, this museum located in Nyeri is committed to preserving, communicating and exhibiting the heritage of Boy Scout Movement.
Baden-Powell's Paxtu museum, stands on the grounds of the Outspan Hotel. For years it served as a WAGGGS World Center.
Baden-Powell Museum was once the home of Lieutenant-General Lord Baden Powell who was the founder of the Boy Scout and Girl Guide Movements. Lord Baden Powell considered Nyeri a blissful town and after two visits to the country, he spent 600 pounds to build his house twelve hundred square feet big. He called his cottage 'Pax' because he had bought it on Armistice Day after the First War. After that it was always known as "Paxtoo", or "Paxtu.
On January 8, 1941 Lord Powell died in his cottage at the foot of Mt Kenya and was buried at the church’s graveyard. The grave stone of Lord Powell and his wife’s memorial is decorated with Scouts movement symbols.
Nyeri is the burial place of Lord Baden-Powell and remains a place of pilgrimage for the worldwide Scouting and Guiding Movements.