4 High Street
Dorset BH15 1BW
The Museum is housed in an 18th century harbour warehouse, the medieval Scalpen's Court, Poole townhouse and adjacent Town Cellars. The main displays including Poole’s remarkable Iron Age Logboat dating from 295 BC are in the warehouse building.
Poole’s ancient history as a port and trading centre is told in fascinating displays. The collections cover archaeology, natural history, shipping and trade with Newfoundland, Poole clay and the famous pottery, and people at home, work and play.
The museum has recently undergone refurbishment and now has a stunning glass atrium entrance and new public facilities including a terrace and visitor lounge overlooking the harbour and Poole Old Town.
Plan Your Visit
Accommodation - Search & Book through Booking.com here: External Link
Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 – 16:00 hours
Sunday: 12:00 – 16:00 hours.
Closed Mondays, 25 & 26 December and 1 January.
Contact & Further Information
+44 (0)1202 262 600
Poole Museum, Scaplen's Court, Poole and Town Cellars, Poole (Poole History Centre) are all situated very close together at the top of the High Street just off The Quay.
- By Car
Parking - no dedicated parking on site but several car parks are within walking distance.
- By Bus
Route One links the town's car parks, bus and rail stations with Poole Museum. It operates up to every 15 minutes Mondays to Saturdays and there is a bus stop immediately outside the Museum.
From the Poole Quay
bus stop, cross over to the right and walk along the Quay, passing the Poole TIC
on your right.
Directly opposite the Caro sculpture there is a turning into the High Street. Poole Museums are situated approx 330 feet (100 metres) along, on the left hand side.
Google Map - Poole Museum