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Poole Museum & Scaplen’s Court

4 High Street, Poole BH15 1BW
01202 262600

Want to learn more about Poole’s rich history? If so go and visit the Poole Museum’s four floors of galleries. Displays range from archaeology to art, from pirates to potteries.

You can experience magnificent views over Poole Harbour and Old Town. The original fabric of the 18th century harbour warehouse which houses the main displays has been carefully revealed providing the perfect backrdrop for the story of Poole and its people to be told.

The Museum and temporary exhibitions are free of charge, and fully accessible. The Route One bus stops outside the Museum.

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Poole Old Town

Why not visit the Old Town?

Poole is a town rich in history. Part of the medieval town, some buildings have survived within the Old Town.

For a more in-depth look at Poole’s fascinating historic Old Town, you could walk Poole’s Cockle Trail? Copies of the trail can be downloaded from or you can pick up a copy from Poole Welcome Centre on Poole Quay. The walk takes approx. 1 1/2 hours.  

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Poole Quay

01202 253253

The bustling Poole Quay is a great base to sit back in one of the many restaurants and bars and watch the visiting yachts in the marina and harbour beyond.

The Quay offers fabulous views across Poole Harbour – Europe’s largest natural harbour Just a short walk from Poole Quay is Poole Park, fun and excitement for all the family. Enjoy a ride on the Poole Park Train, visit Gus Gorillas indoor play area, or enjoy an afternoon at the new Ice Skating rink, Central Park. Have a go on the Crazy Golf Course or just take a leisurely walk and feed the wildfowl free to roam the park.

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01202 708181

Poole has some of Britain’s best beaches: miles of golden sands, clean clear waters and contemporary waterside bars and restaurants.

Five gently sheltered beaches, – with soft golden sands, raked and cleaned all year round. Spot Olympic sailing, windsurfing and beach volleyball hopefuls and the glamour of sand polo as Sandbanks hosts the British Beach Polo Championships for the third time in July 2011.
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Lighthouse – Poole’s Centre for the Arts

Kingland Road, Poole BH15 1UG
0844 406 8666

Experience, explore, discover and join in with the arts at Lighthouse – home to the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.

Lighthouse boasts a year round programme of national and international events, including dance, music, drama, comedy, film, visual arts, workshops and family theatre designed not only to entertain but to provide experiences that stimulate and inspire.

Pick up a brochure from the ticket office or their website to find out more about our exciting season of events.

Lighthouse – Poole’s Centre for the Arts – only five minute’s walk from Poole train station and immediately opposite Poole bus station.
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Poole Speedway

Poole Stadium, Off Wimborne Road, Poole Bh15 2BP
01202 681145

Come and support the Poole Pirates Speedway racing team and enjoy a great night out for all the family! Experience the thrill of Elite League racing, featuring many of the world’s top riders. It’s guaranteed edge of the seat action! At the Wave 105 Poole Stadium most Wednesday evenings (Mar-Oct) from 7.30pm.

Find out what local events are happening around town. Brought to you by Poole Tourism, visit

Useful sites for your visit to Poole:

Poole Tourism Guide