Poole Museum
Free Entry
Opening times:
Mon - Sat: 10am - 5pm
Sun: 12noon - 5pm
(Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day)
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Music and mime


Museum Music and Mime

Every Friday during term time, 10.30am to 11.30am (begins again on 16th September).

Sing nursery rhymes, make music and learn simple signs for everyday objects at Poole Museum. 

Suitable for babies and toddlers (0-3 years old).

Poole Museum Society

Usually the third Wednesday of the month, September - April, 7.30pm at Poole Museum

Talks cost £2 or free to members

Explore local history and heritage with the Society's programme of monthly talks and summer trips to interesting locations. The annual subscription is £10 and members receive a twice yearly newsletter and 10% discount on purchases from the Museum shop. 

Visit the society's blog to find out more.


May to end of August 2016

Wild about Poole

Saturday 28 May to Sunday 7 August

Available during museum opening hours

Poole Museum

£2.50 per trail includes: crayons, magnifying glass, ruler & 12 page booklet.

Enjoy a fun, self-guided trail for children from May Half Term until early August.  Inspired by the World of Wallace exhibition, take some time to explore Poole Museum's galleries and investigate the touch table in the third floor family area.

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Scaps garden
Scaplen's Court open

Open daily in August

Mon - Sat 10am - 4.30pm

Sun 12 noon - 4.30pm

Free entry

(please call 01202 262600 before making your journey as the building is occasionally closed for private hire)


Scaplen's Court Garden open

Open daily 1pm -4pm

From May to September

Free entry

(please call 01202 262600 before making your journey as the garden is occasionally closed for private hire)


Mini-Explorers Drop-in

5 August

10.30am to 11.45am

Poole Museum, Family Learning Area 


A free story and song-based activity session.

Join our learning team as they take you on a journey across the world to seek treasure.

Suitable for ages 3 to 6.

Children must be accompanied by a parent or carer.

Step Back in Time

Mondays and Tuesdays in August

11.00am to 3.00pm

Scaplen’s Court


Historical demonstrations and craft activities in the atmospheric setting of Scaplen’s Court. Activities will focus on a different historical period each week.

Tactile Trail

Thursdays in August

1.00pm to 4.00pm

Poole Museum


The chance to touch and explore real museum objects relating to Poole’s local, natural and maritime histories.

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