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Poole Museum and Scaplen's Court Museum and Herb Garden

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More here than you think

Went in here for a coffee and then had a look round. The exhibits were interesting covering a wide... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Godalming, United Kingdom
A must for Tourists

Poole Museum, which also houses Tourist Information, is a little gem. It provides a history of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Pam J
York, United Kingdom
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At Poole Museum discover the colourful history of this ancient port town and its people, and learn about the amazing environment of Poole Harbour, on four floors of art, archaeology and social history. The recently extended and re-displayed museum...more
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4 High Street, Poole BH15 1BW, England
+44 1202 262600
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All reviews local history several floors interesting exhibits augustus john free entry free attraction great history worth a visit rainy day high street quick visit on display cake lovely view nice cafe couple of hours gift shop
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Went in here for a coffee and then had a look round. The exhibits were interesting covering a wide range of topics and times. As a 'Scouter' the badges from the 2007 UK World Jamboree made me realise I too am now a little bit...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Poole Museum, which also houses Tourist Information, is a little gem. It provides a history of Poole's heritage from prehistoric times to its famous pottery and maritime connections and it's free! For me what was of particular interest was the Local History Centre housed at...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Pam J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very interestring museum with plenty of good displays. Wheel chair access is good with lift to all floor including cafe/toilets on 3rd floor.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Arthur D
Reviewed 12 February 2019

The latest RNLI photography exhibition in Poole Museum is incredibly interesting and full of history both locally and further afield! If you have any interest in photography, lifeboats or sailing in general, it is great to see so much history in one place in so...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 8 February 2019

Inspite of visiting Poole for many years I have never been in the museum.I was really surprised at the amount of interesting things to see.The log boat that was dredged up from the harbour is fascinating and there are lots of artifacts that have been...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Barbara C
Reviewed 6 February 2019

... visit the exhibition halls one by one, it is the loneliest third floor (the museum only goes up to this) that gets interesting. Parents gather in a corner singing welcome songs to every toddler they’re holding as a facilitator MCs the situation. A reuse...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank thejonpage
Reviewed 27 January 2019 via mobile

Very nice local museum, packed with history of the area and especially the harbour. The ceilings are VERY low, so be careful when walking around. There's lots to see and they also have additional media resources for smartphones.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Shinylifeforme
Reviewed 19 January 2019

Not over the top - small but a wealth of material on Poole itself and the surrounding area. On three floors but there is a lift we think. Entry is free - donations can be made: we were there a good hour and a half...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Plankton786
Reviewed 15 January 2019

Excellent place to visit full of historical artefacts you could spend all day here and still not see it all

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sandypir
Reviewed 18 December 2018

A modern museum full of interesting exhibits about Poole and the area. Some nice maritime things, but also the local pottery, people and wildlife.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Mike S
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Response from Jules453 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure either. It seems though that Poole is dog friendly. A lot of shops have water bowls outside for our canine friends.