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Poole Museum and Scaplen's Court Museum and Herb Garden

4 High Street, Poole BH15 1BW, England
+44 1202 262600
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Poole Museum

This museum is near to Poole Quay. The museum is free. It was interesting to find out about local... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Selina C
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
via mobile
Great exhibits, Disabled friendly and Free

Really pleasantly surprised with the entire museum, very interesting exhibits well laid out over... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
BaldEagle100
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Chippenham, 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 (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 good35%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“local history” (22 reviews)
“several floors” (11 reviews)
“long boat” (7 reviews)
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4 High Street, Poole BH15 1BW, England
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+44 1202 262600
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This museum is near to Poole Quay. The museum is free. It was interesting to find out about local history. The museum is small so my visit was around half an hour.

Thank Selina C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Really pleasantly surprised with the entire museum, very interesting exhibits well laid out over numerous floors with good disabled access throughout. The café terrace has views down the main street and out over the harbour. A must visit if around Poole.

Thank BaldEagle100
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well laid out with some super artefacts, lots of local history, interesting art show while we were there and some nostalgic exhibits. Scalpens is a lovely old building and a quaint herb garden a quiet space to sit and enjoy the garden

Thank RichBrookdale
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

Definitely worth visiting if you are near Poole Quay. Located in an old warehouse, the museum displays artefacts from ancient to modern times including fine examples of Poole pottery and ceramics. We enjoyed coffee and cake on the roof terrace of the excellent cafe which...More

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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Not sure how you can give a free museum anything less than a five , I found it a really interesting museum and if I didn’t have kids with me,could of easily spent a few hours in there reading and stuff, well worth a visit...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

We took a group of children during half term on a rainy day. aged from 2 years to 12 years. They all loved it.

Thank shepheardwalwyn
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Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

This has got to be a must if you are local. Well laid out, clean and bright, thoughtful lay out. Lots of local interesting history.

Thank ianmacuk1959
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Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

This museum on the quay was very good, with so much to see and read, accommodating all age groups, very helpful staff and with so much to look at you can take a break in the lovely cafe, before continuing to see the rest of...More

Thank together91
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Reviewed 17 February 2018

A lovely museum, also great for children, spread over 3 floors. The cafe is a welcome rest for a cuppa and slice of cake, very nice.

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Reviewed 14 February 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed an informative visit. Airy and spacious. Plus one huge advantage IT IS FREE to view.

Thank Lizbry
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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.
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