Scaplen's Court | Poole Museum

4 High Street, Poole BH15 1BW

Scaplen's Court, Poole, Dorset

Poole Museum, located in a Victorian quayside warehouse, offers four floors of galleries that showcase the rich history of Poole.

From prehistory to the 21st century, the museum takes visitors on a journey through thousands of years, exploring the town's maritime heritage.

The exhibits cover a wide range of topics, including archaeology, art, pirates, and potteries. In addition to the galleries, the museum organizes a variety of events and activities, such as trails, talks, and living history demonstrations.

The Local History Centre, housed in the historic Town Cellars, provides access to archives and resources for those interested in delving deeper into the history of Poole and its people.

Scaplen's Court, a well-preserved medieval building, serves as the Museum's education service and features a herb and physic garden.

During August, visitors can explore Scaplen's Court and its charming period rooms and walled garden. The venue is also available for exclusive hire, making it a unique setting for weddings and corporate or private events.

There is a small café on-site that serves snacks and hot drinks.