The Poole Museum is made up of three closely connected buildings: the main Poole Museum with the new glass atrium entrance which also houses the Poole Tourist Information offices, Scaplen’s Court just across the road and the Poole History Centre located just around the corner in the Town Cellars. Entrance to all buildings is FREE.
FREE ADMISSION TO ALL BUILDINGS
Set in a Victorian quayside grain warehouse the museum’s displays tell the story of the historic maritime town of Poole and its harbour from prehistory until the 21st century. The glass atrium extension was added in 2007.
This building also houses the Cafe and Terrace located on the third floor.
Scaplens Court is Poole’s most complete medieval domestic building and is now dedicated to the Museum education service. The herb and physic garden is open throughout the summer and Scaplen’s Court can be visited during August.
Poole History Centre
The Poole History Centre is housed in the Town Cellars, a medieval wool warehouse dating from the 1300s. It has impressive stone walls and a magnificent timber roof. The Centre is a rich resource about Poole’s heritage. From here you can research local and family history using its extensive library and microfilmed and digitised material.