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Poole Museum and Scaplen's Court Museum and Herb Garden

4 High Street, Poole BH15 1BW, England
01202 262 600
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Ranked #4 of 25 Attractions in Poole
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums, History Museums
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Great fun - everyone very helpful. Very interesting. The gardens are a lovely spot for a pic is. Good activities for kids. Cafe has a great view of the Barbour.

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Richmond, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
26 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Visiting Poole for the day with my family we came across Scaplen's Court by accident and we all loved it. My grandchildren had to be practically dragged out. The highlight was the young man demonstrating cooking and later 'played' a barber surgeon, explaining how illnesses were treated. All of the children were mesmerised by it. There's a sweet garden and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Rather a rushed visit by us as it was the end of the day and shortly closing but so glad we went. It's only a small museum but full of artefacts and information on the history and development of Poole, including relics from a ancient trading ship found in the Swashway. Lots of information on how the town evolved, trades... More

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Poole
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34 reviews 34 reviews
260 helpful votes 260 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Firstly, its free! The museum is fascinating and provides a real learning experience, and followed by a visit to Scaplens Court makes a real treat for the whole family. Highly Recommended

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Very plesent suprise, free entrance, it's well laid out with plenty of audio presentations to keep a family happy, the building was a little airless on my visit but it was a hot and sunny day. The cafe was lovely, looking over old Poole and part of the Harbour. One small chirp, £1.95 for a tea bag and cup of... More

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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Brilliant FREE museum lots to look at and for the kids to do.Lots of interesting stuff to look at, Would defo go back again.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The modern building gives a light and airy atmosphere in which to see the many interesting artefacts from Poole's past. It is a most interesting location to spend an hour or two, soaking up the local history.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

An Oasis of peace in the older part of Poole - pure magic - and looked after by passionate voluteers.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Museum is really good, would recommend a visit to learn more about the history of the town. Herb Garden very peaceful.

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Sidcup
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This free museum gives some of the history of Poole. It is nicely laid out, and not too big, so it is not overwhelming. We really enjoyed our visit there.

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