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What is changing

Plans are in place to transform the Poole Museums estate creating a major cultural quayside heritage attraction for tourists and local people. Poole Museum’s important historic buildings will be conserved and opened up for more people to enjoy, more of the time. We will create new maritime displays with the community - volunteers, local people and visitors will all contribute to and become part of a shared history of Poole.

Plans will improve the visitor experience as well as revitalising the Lower High Street and Quay, increasing visitors to museum and local area. With the support of funders and the public we can transform the Poole Museum estate and create a vibrant cultural quarter that brings to life the Lower High Street and Quayside.


The plans

Please view our plans on the GIF below.

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How is it funded

The transformation project is funded in two ways.

  1. Poole Museum has received initial support from The National Lottery Heritage Fund for a project called ‘Our Museum: Rediscovering Poole’s Maritime Heritage’ for work to the Town Cellars and Oakley’s Mill. This is a two-step application process and we will apply for ‘Round 2’ funding later in 2021. If successful, the project will recommence in January 2022.
  2. Improvements and opening-up of Scaplen's Court is part of Poole’s High Street Heritage Action Zone project, which is funded by Historic England.



What is changing

Plans are in place to transform the Poole Museums estate creating a major cultural quayside heritage attraction for tourists and local people. Poole Museum’s important historic buildings will be conserved and opened up for more people to enjoy, more of the time. We will create new maritime displays with the community - volunteers, local people and visitors will all contribute to and become part of a shared history of Poole.

Plans will improve the visitor experience as well as revitalising the Lower High Street and Quay, increasing visitors to museum and local area. With the support of funders and the public we can transform the Poole Museum estate and create a vibrant cultural quarter that brings to life the Lower High Street and Quayside.


The plans

Please view our plans on the GIF below.

Get involved



Fill in a survey (closes 26th April 2021)




Visit Poole Museum

Sign up for our mailing list



Follow us on social media

Volunteer




Become a member of Poole Museum Foundation

Share your stories on what Poole Museum means to you






How is it funded

The transformation project is funded in two ways.

  1. Poole Museum has received initial support from The National Lottery Heritage Fund for a project called ‘Our Museum: Rediscovering Poole’s Maritime Heritage’ for work to the Town Cellars and Oakley’s Mill. This is a two-step application process and we will apply for ‘Round 2’ funding later in 2021. If successful, the project will recommence in January 2022.
  2. Improvements and opening-up of Scaplen's Court is part of Poole’s High Street Heritage Action Zone project, which is funded by Historic England.