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

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Scaplen's Court Upper Hall

Our Upper Hall is situated within Scaplen's Court. This character-filled venue is a Grade I listed medieval building, opposite the main Poole Museum, situated adjacent to Poole High Street. 

The Upper Hall on the first floor provides a large bright space which can be used flexibly to accommodate a variety of events and is perfect for meetings, conferences, lectures and training sessions.

Hire is available for various periods including half day, full day, evening and hourly hire (minimum hire 2 hours).

The Upper Hall is suitable to accommodate up to a maximum of 60 people in a variety of layouts:








16 (restricted due to table size)



Alongside the main Upper Hall there are a selection of unique museum-style smaller rooms including a Victorian kitchen and scullery, Victorian School room and two traditional toy rooms. There is also a beautiful inner courtyard, and to the rear of the house, a walled garden. These rooms and outdoor areas provide lots of flexibility for a variety of events, for example breakout areas and drinks receptions etc. 

If you would like to discuss alternative layout options and / or have more bespoke requirements please contact us.


Along with the venue, the following facilities can be provided at no additional charge:

  • Data Projector;
  • Screen;
  • Mobile PA system;
  • Flipchart, stand and pens.

Please note wi-fi is not currently available at Scaplen's Court.

Catering and Refreshments

We are pleased to offer a range of refreshment options including tea, coffee and biscuits. We are also able to provide buffet lunches prepared freshly by our onsite cafe here at Poole Museum. 

Alternative options are also available, including afternoon tea.

For more details and menu options please contact us. 


Given the historical nature and age of Scaplen's Court we must advise that there is no lift access to the Upper Hall on the first floor, the room is only accessible by staircase.

Toilet facilities are situated on the ground floor, off the main reception room, however there is no accessible toilet available within the building. 

Please note we can arrange level access to the ground floor at Scaplen's Court as ramps can be positioned between the step thresholds to the ground floor rooms.

Contact Us

We would be delighted to provide you with further information and to discuss your plans in more detail. If you would like to check availability and / or arrange a viewing appointment please contact us.

Telephone - 01202 128888

Email - museumhire@bcpcouncil.gov.uk

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