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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: 441202262600
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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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Very interesting walk around a piece of Poole History. Recommend it to anyone interested in Old town history.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
richardhutley
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Poole, United Kingdom
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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very interesting walk around a piece of Poole History. Recommend it to anyone interested in Old town history.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

such a fine presentation of history.The place is grounded in history makeing me to just simply wonder quietly from floor to floor each nook and cranny. To sit in their coffee shop conservatory and to gaze onto the mish mash of igletypiiglty of ancient buildings was amazing how did the get it all together ! this museum does this very... More 

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Ringwood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Free entry (but donations welcome) to this interesting well laid out museum. We were particularly interested in the Wallace exhibition which is only on for a short time but found the rest of the museum very good. We were there about an hour and a half and finished off with a lovely coffee and superb cake in the roof top... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

Medium sized museum that is free, accessible and interesting. Bits and bobs of the region that doesn't overdo - I enjoyed an easy hour exploring the different sections. There is a coffee shop with a good view, recommended!!

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic little find in poole! Free entry but there's a donation box if you want contribute to the exhibits. Very interesting learning about the history of poole lots to see and do. Level 3 has the childrens section where they can dress up in different costumes from the past, arts and crafts section and a display they can touch and... More 

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Hove, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

This is a tiny little walled herb garden in Poole, very peaceful, and close to the museum. It is well worth a visit. I was very interested to learn about the medicinal properties of the different herbs and trees there. Entry is free, and praise is due to the local volunteers who have restored and care for it. I enjoyed... More 

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Thank Lynn B
Chichester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

A lovely local museum, beautifully laid out, very informative without word overload. It is an inclusive museum, laid out over several floors, with easy access for all, with the help of an internal lift. Children are catered for with small hands-on exhibits from dressing a Roman soldier to trying on hats. Plenty of touch screens to watch and listen to... More 

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Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Fascinating local museum, very informative with not too much reading!! Covers all aspects of local history.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Really interesting place to visit lots of local history on display. Building also quite interesting set over many floors very helpful staff.

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

This is a nice new building with the display spread across several floors. Local history depicted with some touch screens and many exhibits. This is a free museum staffed by friendly helpful staff. There is a nice tea room and a balcony one of the upper floors. Well worth a visit.

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