The Museum

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe Museum is housed in 2 quayside warehouses, one medieval and one from the 19th century,  and contains four floors of galleries displaying the rich history of the ancient port town of Poole. In 2007, the Museum acquired its stunning new entrance and atrium. Displays range from archaeology to art, from pirates to potteries.  Highlights include the Poole Iron Age log-boat, artefacts from the port’s long trade with Newfoundland and the finest collection of Poole Pottery on public display. Entry to the museum is free and it is fully accessible to visitors with disabilities. A terrace café is located on the 3rd floor with magnificent rooftop views of the old town and Poole Harbour. The Museum is currently bidding for funds to restore and display its historic buildings more effectively.

Poole Museum, 4 High Street, Poole BH15 1BW Tel: 01202 128888 E-mail: museums@bcpcouncil.gov.uk . More detail at: http://www.poolemuseum.org.uk/

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAPoole History Centre occupies the Town Cellars, an important medieval port warehouse, and houses material for all aspects of local history research including books, maps, photographs, newspapers, directories, parish records and other sources. Entry is through the Museum. See online resources at www.poolehistory.org.uk .

Scaps 2Scaplen’s Court Museum, a medieval town house, is open to the public during August (limited disabled access). Scaplen’s Court physic and herb garden is open from late May to September.

Both Scaplen’s Court and Poole Museum can be hired as venues for a variety of events.

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