Things to do in Poole, England: The Best Museums

January 4, 2022 Misti Hsu

Coordinates: 50°43′N 1°59′W / 50.717°N 1.983°W / 50.717; -1.983
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1. Poole Museum and Scaplen's Court Museum and Herb Garden

4 High Street, Poole BH15 1BW England +44 1202 262600 [email protected] http://www.poolemuseum.co.uk/plan-your-visit/about-us/
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4.5 based on 354 reviews

Poole Museum and Scaplen's Court Museum and Herb Garden

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.

Reviewed By 851LauraG - Hastings, United Kingdom

Very interesting visit to this museum on a rainy day. Entry is free but donations are welcome - they even have a nifty contactless donation point. It was a very rainy day in the town and this offered shelter and some lovely displays on local life, from home life to industry, trade, and wildlife. Some lovely interactive displays, including a pirate story and the magnetic tiles.

2. Poole Old Lifeboat Museum and Shop

Fisherman_s Dock, Poole BH15 1RA England +44 1202 666046 [email protected] http://www.poole-lifeboats.org.uk/museum_shop.shtm
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4.5 based on 126 reviews

Poole Old Lifeboat Museum and Shop

Reviewed By sesbreezeknees

The pinky red building I have passed and never been in until the past weekend , its full of history and very friendly ladies working in there, who made us very welcome It is well worth the visit to see a building that has not really changed much and guess how many wellys make up welliam the dog... Buildings and boats like this are special as is the RNLI go and visit and put some money in the box as they deserve it.

3. Scaplen's Court

Sarum Street, Poole BH15 1JW England +44 1202 262600 http://www.poolemuseum.com
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4.5 based on 20 reviews

Scaplen's Court

Reviewed By hazeljeffery - Poole, United Kingdom

The house is so interesting, atmospheric, interesting and historic and the physic garden is a little bit of tranquility right in the centre of town - can't believe I never vistied before!

4. The Etches Collection

Kimmeridge Farm Main Street Kimmeridge, Poole BH20 5PE England +44 1929 270000 http://WWW.THEETCHESCOLLECTION.ORG
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4.5 based on 14 reviews

The Etches Collection

Reviewed By jsellery - Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom

What a fab place, lots of onformation on all levels, loved the big roof screens and seeing dinosaurs come to life. Lovely staff and a great building. Well worth a visit

5. Purbeck Pottery

The Quay, Poole BH15 1HJ England +44 1202 670867 http://www.purbeckpottery.com
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4.0 based on 95 reviews

Purbeck Pottery

6. Emma Jones Art Studio

26 Sherwood Avenue, Poole BH14 8DL England +44 7843 726538 [email protected] http://www.emmajonesartstudio.co.uk

Emma's workshop is next to the sea in Poole, right on a direct train line from London. Emma will talk to you about resin and resin art, Teach how to use the resin on small artist panels interacting with you at this early stage you will be able to confidently produce your own piece of stunning art work to take home as well as learn how to make jewellery and serving platters. Lunch is provided.

7. TheGallery

Arts University Bournemouth, Poole BH12 5HH England +44 1202 363272 [email protected] http://aub.ac.uk/campus/thegallery/
TheGallery

TheGallery at the Arts University Bournemouth is a major resource for contemporary art and design in the South of England. Showcasing work by contemporary artists and designers from around the world, our collections also include pieces on loan from major galleries and museums. Many of the exhibitions and artists’ commissions that have been produced have received both national and international recognition.

8. Museum of Design in Plastics

7 Fern Barrow Wallisdown, Poole BH12 5HH England +44 1202 363255 http://www.modip.ac.uk
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4.5 based on 4 reviews

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