4 High Street
Poole Museum is housed in a nineteenth century quayside mill, extended in 2007.
Poole's rich history is revealed in four floors of galleries, with displays and exhibitions ranging from archaeology to art and pirates to potteries.
The Poole Local History Centre, part of the Museum Service, is housed in an attached medieval wool house, one of the most important early port buildings in Europe.
Scaplen's Court, a medieval domestic domestic building, is the home of the Poole Museum learning service, and is open to the public in August. Scaplen's Court herb garden is open to the public May to September.
The learning service also uses a reconstructed Romano-British farmstead in Upton Country Park.
Museum, Gallery, Archive, Heritage site, Historic house or home, Library
Poole Musuem is open Monday-Saturday 10.00 to 17.00. Sunday 12.00 to 17.00 (summer hours). Poole History Centre is open Tuesday-Saturday 10.00 to 15.00
Painting Drama at Sea: Bernard Gribble 1872-1962
- 1 June 2013 — 16 February 2014 *on now
Although he lived for many years in London, Gribble spent the second half of his career in Parkstone, becoming one of the best known Poole artists of the 20th century. The exhibition focuses on Gribble’s work as a marine painter and highlights his important work in the First World War.
At the height of his fame during the First World War, Gribble was among the most significant painters of the war at sea, and he was an eyewitness of events such as the sinking of the German Fleet at Scapa Flow. He was employed by King George V and the U.S. Navy to paint grand naval pictures, and his work was collected by President Roosevelt and Jackie Onassis and hung in the Oval Office of the White House.
- Family friendly
- Any age