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Poole Museum and Scaplen's Court Museum and Herb Garden

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Easter fun

I saw an advert for a bunny trail in the paper so decided to lay the museum a visit. It was our... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Great Museum telling the history of Poole

We took the children during half term so they could do the Easter trail and we spent a lovely few... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Fiona E
Poole, England, United Kingdom
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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...more
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4 High Street, Poole BH15 1BW, England
+44 1202 262600
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All reviews local history several floors interesting exhibits augustus john free entry free attraction great history worth a visit rainy day high street quick visit on display cake lovely view nice cafe couple of hours gift shop
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I saw an advert for a bunny trail in the paper so decided to lay the museum a visit. It was our first visit and the museum was very well kept. We loved the bunny trail and the little chocolate prize at the end. Definitely...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We took the children during half term so they could do the Easter trail and we spent a lovely few hours reading about the history of Poole and completing the trail. The kids loved the interactive areas and the staff were incredibly friendly and helpful.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Fiona E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice museum with various small activities for children and adults to be entertained. Free entrance and a good way to spend an hour learning about this little town's history.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank melmce94
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went in here for a coffee and then had a look round. The exhibits were interesting covering a wide range of topics and times. As a 'Scouter' the badges from the 2007 UK World Jamboree made me realise I too am now a little bit...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Poole Museum, which also houses Tourist Information, is a little gem. It provides a history of Poole's heritage from prehistoric times to its famous pottery and maritime connections and it's free! For me what was of particular interest was the Local History Centre housed at...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Pam J
Reviewed March 3, 2019

A very interestring museum with plenty of good displays. Wheel chair access is good with lift to all floor including cafe/toilets on 3rd floor.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Arthur D
Reviewed February 12, 2019

The latest RNLI photography exhibition in Poole Museum is incredibly interesting and full of history both locally and further afield! If you have any interest in photography, lifeboats or sailing in general, it is great to see so much history in one place in so...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank DWalker95
Reviewed February 8, 2019

Inspite of visiting Poole for many years I have never been in the museum.I was really surprised at the amount of interesting things to see.The log boat that was dredged up from the harbour is fascinating and there are lots of artifacts that have been...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Barbara C
Reviewed February 6, 2019

... visit the exhibition halls one by one, it is the loneliest third floor (the museum only goes up to this) that gets interesting. Parents gather in a corner singing welcome songs to every toddler they’re holding as a facilitator MCs the situation. A reuse...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank thejonpage
Reviewed January 27, 2019 via mobile

Very nice local museum, packed with history of the area and especially the harbour. The ceilings are VERY low, so be careful when walking around. There's lots to see and they also have additional media resources for smartphones.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Mike S
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Response from Jules453 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure either. It seems though that Poole is dog friendly. A lot of shops have water bowls outside for our canine friends.