Situated in the Old Town, just off Poole Quay, the Museum tells the story of the historic maritime town. From a 295 BC log boat discovered in Poole Harbour to the recognition of the town’s importance in the 1248 Longspee Charter and the trading history of 17th and 18th Century merchants, exhibitions chart Poole’s development from pre-history to the 21st Century.

The Museum is also home to over 150 pieces of world famous Poole Pottery and a potter’s wheel – a must for collectors and fans.

Poole Museum and temporary exhibitions are free of charge, and fully accessible. Donations are welcome to support their work.

Many of our buses come to Poole and stop nearby at Poole Bus Station. These include, but are not limited to, the m1m23489406070X6, and X8. Use the Journey Planner on our website or app to plan a journey to Poole Museum today.

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