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Explore Poole - History & Heritage Itineraries

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Morning Activity

The galleries in Poole Museum tell the story of the historic maritime town of Poole and its harbour from pre-history to the 21st century.


RNLI College Discovery Tours
The RNLI have a fascinating 150 year history in Poole. Take a behind the scenes 90 minute tour to learn more about this history and see how the volunteer crews and lifeguards are trained. Group bookings are essential.

If you’re looking for a quick pit stop or a full 3 course experience, Poole Quay and Lower High Street has a variety of excellent cafés, restaurants and bars. Visit eatoutpoole.com or call Poole Tourist Information on T: 01202 262600 for recommendations. 

Afternoon Activity

Explore Poole’s old town – a picturesque, bustling area featuring cobbled streets, historic buildings and a lower high street with a range of independent shops. Pick up a copy of the Cockle Trail leaflet from the Tourist Information Centre - a self guided trail highlighting tales of Poole’s past. The interactive Poole Trail can be accessed by mobile phones, bringing Poole’s history to life.

Evening Activity

Ghost walk (group bookings welcome) - Local Victorian character Granny Cousins will take you on an entertaining evening walk where you will learn about the people that have lived, worked and haunted this ancient fishing port.

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