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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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Local history well presented

Definitely worth visiting if you are near Poole Quay. Located in an old warehouse, the museum... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Swetrat
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Very good museum

Not sure how you can give a free museum anything less than a five , I found it a really interesting... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
mannytourist
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Sheerness, 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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  • 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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"worth a visit"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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.

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Reviewed 27 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.

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Reviewed 18 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

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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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Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

We went as it was a very wet day and wanted to do something that wouldn’t cost the earth (it’s free!) it was so much more than we expected. Informative and interesting, all the interactive displays worked well with dress up and craft activities included....More

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Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

A small yet interesting museum. A lot of history about Poole and many artefacts that obtained from an ordinary life. Interesting stories attached to each artefacts. Beautiful architecture.

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Reviewed 5 February 2018

Very interesting and well worth a visit...fascinating and well worth seeing , went many years ago and very much worth a second visit...

Thank Carolyne G
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Mike S
21 July 2015|
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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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