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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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Well spent a good 2 hours here,great place to visit,loads to see and its free,brill garden in scaplen court with an array of flowers and herbs,old toys in scaplens court and you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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leicester
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Well spent a good 2 hours here,great place to visit,loads to see and its free,brill garden in scaplen court with an array of flowers and herbs,old toys in scaplens court and you can even play with them took me back a few years,dont miss,also has cafe on 3rd floor with roof terrace serving tea,coffee,soft drinks,also alcohol, and food.

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Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Super small museum with a nice cafe and plenty of activities for children. Very locally orientated paying tribute to the RNLI and having plenty of Poole pottery on show. It was very interesting and took up a good half day with a quick visit afterwards to Scaplen's Court - small but fascinating with a lovely little oasis of a herb... More 

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Redditch, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Called in as the museum had a display commemorating the 150th anniversary of the RNLI in Poole. A little gem, full of interest, even if you aren't from Poole. And it is free so give a generous donation if you have a mind to. Several floors with a lift for the less able. And a nice little shop.

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Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Had a very interesting time looking round all the articles in here. Lots of history and plenty to see.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

My daughter and I visited on 18th August. I was told it's only open to the public during August. Lovely to go to a free attraction in Poole! We found lots of interesting things to see and enjoyed the toys and games put out to play with. Lovely to see my daughter having fun with old fashioned toys and games!

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UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We visited on a very wet August day! Great way to spend an hour or so. Pros Very clean and free!! Great to see some unique items. Floor two imaginatively displayed so captured kids attention Cons Some items are openly displayed so kids want to touch them, but signs beside say not to touch so might as well be behind... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Lots to see in this small, but interesting museum. It's of a modern design with good facilities. The staff were most helpful and the attraction is well worth a visit.

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Southport, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Holiday days out with a bit of history - can't beat it with two intelligent kids who question everything ! This has the answer ! The old house is a joy - 700 years old and smells and looks like an old house should - staff Courbet be more helpful and informative - walk through the old courtyard, kitchen and... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

A fantastic piece of history, in poole, we were wondering around and found this free museum we were pleasantly surprised of all the history it had to offers great insight into to past and a reminder of how times used to be, a well worth visit, the garden are beautiful too

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Small museum, with dressing up clothes and a few interactive bits to keep the kids interested. Mine loved the RNLI old kitchen area , desks and shop. It's nice to see something like this for free and you can kill an hour or so in bad weather. Theres also a cafe. (Which we did not try).

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