Poole Museum
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Opening times:
Poole Museum shop
and tourist information
will be open from 12th April,
every day 10am-5pm.

Poole Museum will be open from 17th May.
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Welcoming you back and preparing for your visit

Scaplen's Court & Garden opening hours 2020

Scaplen's Court and Garden  will be open from 1st - 31st August every day from 10am -1pm and 2pm - 4.30pm.

Scaplen's Court Garden will be open Friday - Sunday thoughout September between 1pm - 4pm

Free entry

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What to expect on the day of your visit

When you arrive at Scaplen’s Court   

There will be a separate entrance and exit clearly signposted. If a number of visitors arrive at the same time we will ask you to please queue briefly, using the socially distanced floor markings in front of the building.  

Entering the Building   

Please follow the signage and wait for a member of our team to greet you. In accordance with the governments ‘NHS Test and Trace’ scheme our friendly team will take your details upon entry.  You will be advised on our one-way system and social distancing measures, and your visit can begin!

Hand sanitiser will be available as you enter if you don’t have any with you.  
Our Staff are here to help  

Don’t hesitate to talk to a member of staff if you have any questions or feedback. They might be wearing PPE – each member of staff has the option to wear this if they wish to. You will notice that we have installed a protective screen at the reception desk. 

Social Distancing  

Please help everyone feel comfortable by keeping socially distanced from others. 

Keep an eye out for signs and floor markings reminding everyone to give each other the space they need. We also ask families to keep children with you throughout your visit.   
One-way system  
There will be a one-way route around the building. Please follow any signs or guidance from the staff. 


Please note that there are no toilet facilities available.


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. 

Exiting Scaplen’s Court 

To help with visitor flow and social distancing we are directing all visitors to exit via our garden gate, following the alleyway at the side of Scaplen’s Court to return back onto Sarum Street. 

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Here you'll find answers to our visitors' most  frequently asked questions.
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