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Poole Museum and Scaplen's Court Museum and Herb Garden

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Very nice modern museum

Not over the top - small but a wealth of material on Poole itself and the surrounding area. On... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Puddletown, United Kingdom
Best museum

Excellent place to visit full of historical artefacts you could spend all day here and still not... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Poole, 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 2 days ago

Not over the top - small but a wealth of material on Poole itself and the surrounding area. On three floors but there is a lift we think. Entry is free - donations can be made: we were there a good hour and a half...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Excellent place to visit full of historical artefacts you could spend all day here and still not see it all

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sandypir
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A modern museum full of interesting exhibits about Poole and the area. Some nice maritime things, but also the local pottery, people and wildlife.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Max M
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

My wife and I stopped here for a coffee in November and ended up having a cream tea. They had a special offer which we took advantage of. It was great value and very enjoyable.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Roger B
Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

Despite living in Poole for many years have never been in till now. Compact, but full of interesting snippets of history for Poole and the local area. Reception staff were cheerful and helpful. Tea room was a pleasant surprise. Good value and a great view...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank philsU3209CS
Reviewed 16 November 2018

4 floors to look at, very well laid out, staff friendly, the cafe at the top has good snacks, cake and tea and a lovely view at present, although will be blocked out by new apartments soon, such a shame!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank lynda p
Reviewed 31 October 2018

The museum was interesting, nice to see the Poole pottery displays. We enjoyed our visit but thought manageress rather rude when we bought a postcard and had to wait to be served for at least 5 mins while she finished her conversation.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sue S
Reviewed 28 October 2018

Well worth a visit when in the Old Town.3 Floors of interesting stuff'Decent little tea room at the top floor

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank bobbyemson
Reviewed 24 October 2018

Scaplens court was very interesting full of history. The garden is beautiful. Poole museum was a delight. If you're interested in Poole pottery then you must see the collection in the museum.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jay K
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

Having been on a visit to Poole and the pottery as a teenager I was interested to see Poole Pottery. I had already found out from Bournemouth Information centre that the museum had a dedicated area for Poole Pottery. The whole museum was very interesting...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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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.