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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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It's free! Perfect for a normal, rainy summers day. Plenty of history and interesting stories to find out about. Worth an hour to visit if you're in town.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Warfield, United Kingdom
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Warfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

It's free! Perfect for a normal, rainy summers day. Plenty of history and interesting stories to find out about. Worth an hour to visit if you're in town.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

poole museum is great for the kids lots for them to do. plenty of activities and drawing and dressing up

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

My daughter and I spent a pleasant couple of hours here while on holiday in Dorset. There is no fee for entry and the museum is spacious and laid out over several floors. There is also a nice café with a roof terrace which looks out over the old High Street. Best exhibit is the large log boat which has... More 

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wiltshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Great museum with lots of interesting information well laid out over several floors. Also has a good cafe for a light lunch with great cake!.

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Dorset UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I visited the museum on the recommendation of a friend. Was very pleasantly surprised both by the museum itself,and the well presented quiche and salad which for £3.95 was a bargain healthy lunch ! Outside seating area was good, friendly and smiling staff.

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Corfe Mullen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

And never visited this before. I think we were assumed to be tourists today. Greeted by a very friendly lady who directed us to the various floors where the exhibits were. Quite a few stairs to the floors but there was a lift. Each floor was laid out so that wheelchairs could manoeuvre round . The exhibits were really interesting,... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

A small museum in the town, a few steps from the harbour. Cool, calm and with a pretty little garden. Next door to the main Poole Mseum and not far from the shopping centre, but far enough away to be an oasis in itself. Lose yourself in calm and simplicity.

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

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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

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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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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