Poole Museum
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From 30 Mar - 28 Oct 2018
Daily 10am - 5pm

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Music and Mime - Every Friday (term time only)

17/11/2017 10:30 - 11:30

A fun music and signing group for babies and toddlers at Poole Museum.Sing nursery rhymes, make music and learn simple signs for everyday communication. Suitable for babies and toddlers (0-3 years old)

Every Friday (term time only)  

Booking is not essential, but spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. FREE

Call Poole Museum on 01202 262600 or email museums@poole.gov.uk for more information.

Museum Memory Club - Every Friday 2-4pm

13/04/2018 14:00 - 16:00

Are you living with memory loss or dementia?
Join us for a social afternoon of reminiscence, friendship and support. Our weekly club is held in our learning suite, and is led by a specialist reminiscence facilitator in association with Prama.
Advance booking essential. £2 per week, payable on the day.

To find out more and book your place call Anna Shiels on 01202 633971 or email a.shiels@poole.gov.uk

Made possible thanks to the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Scaplen’s Court Garden Opening

05/05/2018 13:00 - 30/09/2018 16:00
Adjoining Scaplen’s Court is a delightful walled garden providing an oasis of colour and tranquillity. Originally designed by George Dillistone in 1930, it was restored by volunteers in 2000 as a herb and physic garden. Volunteers continue to keep the garden looking beautiful and it will open to the public from 5 May to 30 September.

Art Detectives Exhibition Trail

26/05/2018 - 30/09/2018

Discover and explore our Augustus John exhibition with this fun detective trail. Look for clues in the pictures, solve puzzles and draw your own sketches.

Available during museum opening hours.

Guided Tour of the Town Cellars


Find out more about Poole Museum’s Town Cellars on this guided tour.

3 tours are running throughout the day at: 11:15am, 1:45pm and 4pm

Free, no booking required. Please meet at Poole Museum’s entrance.

The Town Cellars is a building first constructed circa 1300. In the late 18th Century Thames St was cut through the building and today it forms part of Poole Museum to the East and the King Charles Pub to the West.

(Please note that this tour is not underground.)

Guided Tour of Scaplen’s Court


Find out more about Scaplen's Court on this guided tour.

3 tours are running throughout the day at: 10am, 12:30pm and 2:45pm.

Booking is required; please contact Poole History Centre to confirm your place.

Tel: 01202 262621 or 262613
Email: localhistory@poole.gov.uk

Scaplen's Court dates back to the 15th Century when it was a merchant's mansion. It retains elements of Medieval, Elizabethan and Georgian phases. There is also a delightful garden at the rear of the building.   

Please be aware Scaplen’s Court has limited disabled access, no lift and uneven floor surfaces.

Guided Tour of St James Church, Poole


Find out more about Poole’s St James Church on this guided tour.

2 tours are running throughout the day at: 12 noon and 2pm

Free, no booking required. Please meet at St James Church entrance. Church St, Poole BH15 1JN.

The present church of St James in Poole’s old town was built on the site of a medieval church pulled down in 1819. It houses many fascinating survivals from Poole’s rich history.              

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