Poole Museum
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Poole Museum, Scaplen's Court
and Poole History Centre will be
closed from 19 March 2020 until
further notice.

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Meeting Rooms

We are delighted to offer Poole Museum as the ideal venue for meetings, events, training sessions and presentations.

Our Venues

Poole Museum is set in a wonderfully unique Victorian quayside warehouse with a variety of spaces available within both the Museum itself and at neighbouring Scaplen’s Court.

Conveniently situated on Poole High Street in the heart of the Old Town, we are ideally placed near public transport networks, including the central Poole Bus Station, Train Station and with numerous surrounding car parks.


The 5th Floor Suite

Our 5th Floor Suite comprises an open plan space which can be used flexibly and offers: 

  • A meeting room accommodating up to 50 people theatre style and up to 24 people in a boardroom layout; 

  • Half day or full day hire periods;

  • Free wi-fi;

  • AV equipment as part of the hire at no extra cost - Laptop, data projector, screen, PA system and flipchart;

  • The facility of an adjoining Kitchen, ideal for bringing your own refreshments and catering;

  • The optional use of a coffee machine;

  • Full accessibility with lift access. 

Meeting 5th



Scaplen’s Court

This character-filled venue is a Grade I listed medieval building available to hire for meetings, conferences, private events and weddings.

Scaplen’s Court offers a variety of atmospheric spaces both indoors and out. Accommodating up to 60 people, the Upper Hall provides a large space whilst smaller rooms are available on the ground and first floors.

Scaps hall



Poole Museum

Alternatively you could hire the Museum itself, perhaps for an evening or special event. To discuss your requirements and suitability of the venue, please contact us on 01202 262614 or museumhire@bcpcouncil.gov.uk

Catering options

Please note you are free to arrange your own catering and refreshments whether this be choosing your own caterers or bringing in your own.


We’d be delighted to discuss your requirements and show you around our venues. If you would like further information or to arrange an appointment to view please contact us on 01202 262614 or museumhire@bcpcouncil.gov.uk 

Contact Us

  • Phone: 01202 262614
  • Email: museumhire@bcpcouncil.gov.uk
  • Address: 4 High St, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1BW
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