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Poole Museum


Poole Museum is a stone’s throw from the bustle and charm of Poole Quay. It occupies buildings that span from the ancient stone Town Cellars to the 21st century glass and steel atrium that forms the museum entrance.

There is a wealth of resources to keep the family entranced for hours. Imaginative displays include the massive Poole logboat and the foremost display of Poole pottery. There is also a visitor lounge and a terrace with great views of the Old Town and Quay.

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The Museum offers a range of 2 and 4 hour museum based and 1 hour classroom based workshops for schools on a wide range of Key Stage 1 & 2 National Curriculum topics. School groups are also welcome to book self-guided visits to the museum and book the education room.

We also have 20 loan boxes available for hire on a variety of topics.


Museum facilities
Gift shop  Yes
Toilets for Wheelchair Users   
Guided Tours   
Audio Tours   
Wheelchair Accessability  Fully accessible
Induction Loop   
Facilities for the Blind / Visually Impaired   
Group Visits  
School Visits  
Outreach activities  



4 High Street
BH15 1BW

01202 262600