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Poole Museum and Scaplen's Court Museum and Herb Garden

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Address: 4 High Street, Poole BH15 1BW, England
Phone Number: 01202 262 600
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Description: At Poole Museum discover the colourful history of this ancient port town...
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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A small museum but worth the visit. Free too.

Hidden away but with good sings to follow this little museum is great if you want some local history.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Hidden away but with good sings to follow this little museum is great if you want some local history.

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Poole, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Wonderful afternoon spent here with my grandchildren .they really enjoyed enjoyed themselves and we could have spent longer there really well thought out as children were interested in a lot of the things to do

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Poole
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is a lovely museum to visit, the exhibits are over three levels and are all well set out and easy to access. There is plenty to keep everyone happy - lots for the kids to do and lots of memories for the slightly older visitors! There is a lovely café to top off a great experience!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

Poped in for a coffee ended up sharing a sharing a roll together staff very helpful cut it into two and put on two plates with side salad and crips...sat out on roof terrace. Lovely spot....

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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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125 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

A great place to visit and it's free!!!! The museum is brilliant on three levels, lots of information to be had. The Gardens were lovely and very tranquil. Staff were full of knowledge and extremley helpful. There is a lift and toilets and stairs so easily accessable. Well worth a visit.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

I love this museum and it has a cafe at the top overlooking the street. Provides a wonderful opportunity to feel that you are a part of Poole life as it was in 17th century

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Lymington, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Most interesting museum. Well laid out with clear explanations of exhibits. Very friendly staff. Good cafe with very fresh produce, be aware not for a fast food experience. However the courtesy of the young lady serving and the quality of the food more than compensated.

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Quite an interesting place to visit and right near the quay. Loads of old photos showing the old place through the times. The staff are quite helpful too

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

This multi storey museum had a wide variety of interesting exhibits reflecting local and more general history. Not stuffy , but a light and airy building, with clear information to follow, and activities to interest younger visitors. Topped off with a nice tea room on the third floor balcony, where you can look over towards the high street or the... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

The museum is located by Poole Quay, it is free to enter and they offer an interactive visit if so desired. Loads of history from the log boat, pottery to the 150 year of the RNLI. Older generations will enjoy the room setups with appliances etc.. Brings back many memories once forgotten! There is also a comprehensive reference section of... More 

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Address: 4 High Street, Poole BH15 1BW, England
Phone Number: 01202 262 600
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Poole

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