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Review of Scaplen's Court

Scaplen's Court
Ranked #34 of 72 things to do in Poole
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Reviewed 15 August 2017

Not spectacular, but a rather welcome break from the business of the Quay area in Summer. The physic garden at the back (which is open 6 months of the year) is a lovely quiet courtyard, and the catalogue of the plants and their medicinal uses makes fascinating reading.
The house itself is only open during August, and is worth a visit for the Victorian school room and small collection of childhood toys and games.
It's not somewhere that you would go for it's own sake, but as it is completely free of charge, it makes a rather interesting distraction if you are wandering in Poole Old Town or have been admiring the boats moored at the Quay and in the marina.

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Reviewed 3 January 2017

Lovely Museum - very peaceful gardens
This is small but a very nice museum . The plants in the garden are lovely and to sit our there is so peaceful.
I liked the small schoolroom and there are many hands on things to try and to do

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Reviewed 27 August 2016

Scaplen's Court dates from the 13th century, has undergone many changes; during the Civil War it was "The George" and was billeted by Parliamentarian troops. In 1932 it was bought by The Society of Poole Men, to preserve and restore it for Poole. Entrance is free and it is open to the public throughout August. Each room contains artefacts from various periods and there are placards describing what each room was used for. Upstairs, one room depicts a classroom from about 1930, with all the wooden hinged desks with inset ink wells, slate boards and white chalk to write with, brings back memories of the 1950's.
Outside, is an enclosed herb and psychic garden, which is open in the summer and has been thoughtfully laid out, planted with plants used medicinally and for eating. Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 26 July 2016

My daughter decided to have an unconventional wedding. The venue she picked was Scaplen's Court. The rooms are full of history and very picturesque, good background for photos, and you get to look around all of them. The staff are very friendly and provide a good service.

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Reviewed 14 July 2016

Behind Scaplen's Court is the garden. This is a lovely quiet oasis tucked away behind the museum but well worth seeking out. A lovely, informative garden which, as well as being a sun trap, The various herbs are labelled together with descriptions of their traditional uses. A lovely place to sit and read or just quietly contemplate and, considering the busy High Street is only yards away, it is surprising that most of the time the prevailing noise seems to be the sound of birdsong.

Thank John T
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