Poole Museum's collections of maritime archaeology and Poole Pottery are of international importance. However the collections are wide ranging and include:
- fine art
- ceramics (particularly Poole Pottery)
- maritime and social history
- local trades and industries
- documents and ephemera
- costume and textiles.
Many of the objects can be seen in the permanent and temporary displays in the Museum. For those in the reserve collections please contact the Museum to arrange a viewing.
For enquiries and viewing appointments please contact us using the details on this page.
Loans, donations and bequests
Items exhibited in our local museums may be provided by private individuals either on loan (usually for the duration of a temporary exhibition), as a donation or as a bequest upon the death of the owner.
Poole Museum Service will consider items offered on loan (usually for a temporary exhibition), donation or bequest. All offers will need to meet the museums service collecting criteria. For further information please email us.