Poole Museum and Scaplens Court museum | Day Out With The Kids

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Poole Museum and Scaplens Court museum

  • Poole
  • Indoor
  • All Ages
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Attraction Information

Poole Museum gives you and the kids a great opportunity to discover the colourful history of this ancient port town and the people who lived there.
The recently extended and redisplayed museum has four floors of archaeology, art and social history, with plenty of activities for all, to teach you about the amazing environment of Poole Harbour. The museum also has a terrace that give you a stunning view of the harbour.
Adults may be glad to know that as well as having lots of activities to keep the kids happy, there is also adult focused information and well chosen objects on display, especially in the section on living in Poole. So there is something for everyone, including an old steam fire engine and a bronze age boat.
During August, you can also visit the Medieval Scaplen's Court Museum and between May and September, you can also visit its tranquil herb garden.

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Opening hours

Monday to Saturday 10:00 - 16:00, Sunday 12:00 - 16:00


Free admission

Travel & Contact Information


4 High Street, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1BW, England

Phone number

01202 262600



Click here to visit Poole Museum and Scaplens Court museum's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

No, there is no parking.

Yes, there are accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

Yes, Poole Museum and Scaplens Court museum is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

Yes, Poole Museum and Scaplens Court museum have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Poole Museum and Scaplens Court museum has not told us if they are dog friendly.

Additional Info

Anything else I should know?

There is an onsite shop

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