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From 9 April - 30 October 2022,
Daily, 10am - 5pm

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Poole Museum and Scaplen’s Court will be closing to the public and school groups from 31st October 2022 through to Spring/Summer 2024. Our current onsite school workshop programme will therefore be on hold from September 2022. We will be bringing the Museum out on the Move to a location near you – or even to your school! Please keep an eye on our website for more information or contact louise.diffey@bcpcouncil.gov.uk for details of our free outreach offer.

When we reopen in 2024, we will continue to offer workshops in Scaplen’s Court which will have a new lift making the whole building fully accessible for the first time. 

We will also offer brand new workshops to tie in with our redeveloped museum and the three new maritime galleries. These will be exciting, hands-on learning with strong curriculum links as well as a brand-new SEND offer developed with special schools. 

Loan Boxes

We can offer a range of historically themed loan boxes for hands-on learning in the classroom.  

Boxes cost £40 per half-term 

Boxes include: Victorian Life, Seaside, World War II, Toys, Egyptians, Romans, Stone-Age 

To check availability and book a box, contact Louise Diffey: louise.diffey@bcpcouncil.gov.uk  

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Our Museum Project

Plans are in place to transform Poole Museum into a modern, thriving cultural space and community hub. The transformed museum will greatly enrich the experience of Poole Quay and Old Town. 

Find out more about the project here 

Take part!  

  • Sign up for our What’s On newsletter to find out more about the project, activities and events especially when we take our Museum on the Move in 2023. 
  • Sign up for our Education newsletter to find out about opportunities for schools and networking and CPD opportunities for teachers. 
  • Join our Teacher Panel. Help us develop new workshops and activities that meet your needs, meet teachers along the way and have some fun while developing your own CPD. Contact louise.diffey@bcpcouncil.gov.uk to find out more. 
  • Book an Assembly or a Classroom talk. We can come to you to let you know about an aspect of our new galleries to your whole school assembly or we can tailor for a classroom session. 
  • Book a Loan Box. We can offer loan boxes based on your curriculum. 
  • Join our Interest List for our Teacher CPD sessions when we reopen the Museum in 2024 where we will walk you through our new galleries and the ways you can use these to inspire curriculum linked learning. 
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