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Poole Museum and Scaplen's Court Museum and Herb Garden

4 High Street, Poole BH15 1BW, England
+44 1202 262600
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Very informative, and free fun for all

We wondered in, and found a gentleman giving a discussion about life a few hundred years ago. He... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Great free museum

Came here on a rainy day with my 11year old son. Friendly. Well laid out. Interesting museum of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Salisbury, 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 (all year, except Mons in Winter)has a terrace with stunning harbour views, and activities for all. Medieval Scaplen's Court Museum is open Aug and its tranquil herb garden May - Sept afternoons. ALL FREE.
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4 High Street, Poole BH15 1BW, England
+44 1202 262600
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We wondered in, and found a gentleman giving a discussion about life a few hundred years ago. He was very informative, funny and enjoyable. He involved the kids, who all thought he was great. The gardens were also very nice. I made sure to put...More

Thank Seafrauk
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here on a rainy day with my 11year old son. Friendly. Well laid out. Interesting museum of local history. Lots of artefacts and information. Particularly impressed with the poet on site who made a poem just for him based on his musings of his...More

Thank whizzylala
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely little museum charting the history of Poole. Good interactive displays to keep children entertained and the gift shop has a good range of pocket money priced toys (as well as Dorset Knobs!). Good place to go on a rainy day.

Thank brucestalker1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having lived in Poole for most of my life, this was my first visit and a delightful experience and one which my daughter of 10 year's of age also enjoyed. The museum has four floors each having themes on the history of Poole and it's...More

Thank Gary B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Quaint little museum that packs in lots of pertinent information for the locality. Easy access for disabled but beware those over 5'8" as the ceilings are low! Excellent cafe for drinks and limited snacks but well worth a visit. Fantastic herbal garden but the house...More

Thank Mick C
Reviewed 9 July 2017

This museum may be small but it is very informative in telling the history of Poole from prehistoric times up to modern day. It displays a variety of archaeological artifacts from the Roman period to medieval times. The major exhibits include the Swash Channel Wreck...More

Thank PeakyBlinder92
Reviewed 19 June 2017

This museum is small, free to enter and is on 3 or possibly 4 floors - there is a lift to all floors if needed. There is a massive viking longboat at the entrance. The museum covers the local areas history back to the stone...More

Thank darius1957
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Poole Museum is a lovely little museum on the site of the original Poole pottery that depicts the history of the local area, some quite fascinating artefacts alongside expected items, well worth a visit. Scaplens's Court Gardens are just round the corner and also worth...More

Thank ZoeBailey72
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Went there on a whim. Not disappointed. Really interesting facts on the area. Stuff I didn't know. Well worth a visit.

Thank PadiP
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

Great building, so much character, light, space and thought gone into how to set the exhibits off well. Spread out over several floors (lift available) it covers loval history and industry very well. My kids particularly liked the nautical theme and the viking longboat. Free...More

Thank 639AnnaP
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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.