Poole Museum
Free Entry
Opening times:
From 9 April - 30 October 2022,
Daily, 10am - 5pm

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Scaplen's Court is a Grade I listed medieval building dating back to the 1300s. 

The building we see today is mainly a courtyard inn built in the 1500s and 1600s. The inn was called The George, and graffiti made by Parliamentarian soldiers who were lodging here in the 1630s can be seen carved into one of the stone fireplaces. 

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.  

The garden and house opening will be supported by volunteer stewards. If you would like to know how you can get involved, email us at poolemuseumvolunteers@bcpcouncil.gov.uk 

Scaplen's Court & Garden opening hours

Scaplen's Court Garden opens from 16th May 2022, daily, 1pm - 4pm. Please note the garden will be closed in bad weather.  

Scaplen's Court House and Garden (with pop-up cafe) will be open during most school holidays, daily, 10.30am - 4.30pm. 

Please note that the house and garden may be closed on certain dates during the year for private hires. To avoid disappointment, please call on the day of your visit to check it is open.

Please view our What's On page for event information.

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Ground floor toilet facilities will be available when the house is open. Additional toilet facilities are available in Poole Museum.


For those visitors that would like to donate to the Poole Museum Foundation there are contactless donation points and cash donation boxes around Scaplen’s Court. 

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