Information for families in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole

Poole Museum

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Visit Poole Museum and delve into Poole's rich history. Step through the modern glass atrium and instantly travel back two thousand years to see the Poole log boat. Take time to explore our galleries which display artifacts dating tens of thousands of years and internationally important works of art.

Be inspired by our collections, visit our 1950s kitchen and reminisce about times gone by. Don't forget to take a break in our cafe and take in the magnificent views from the terrace over Poole Harbour.

Budding historians will want to while away their time in the Poole History Centre, which holds an extensive documentary research collection of maps, photographs and books about Poole's History.

Visit during holidays and take part in our varied holiday activity programme. Please see our website for details.

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Venue/Contact Details
Poole Museum
4 High Street
BH15 1BW
Area coverage
Pan Dorset
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  • Refreshment / Snacks
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Accessible Toilet
  • Lift
Times and Costs
Opening times:
Summer Opening is Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm. Sunday 12pm to 5pm. Winter Opening times are Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm. Sunday 12pm to 4pm.
Further opening details:
  • Afternoon
  • Morning
  • Daily
  • All Year Round
Entry to the Museum is free. See website for details of any charges for activities.
Ages, Booking Details and Referral Information
Referral process:
  • Contact the Museum by telephone, e-mail or letter with enquiries, for information about special events Local History: 01202 262621 CONTACT NAMES: Donna Price