Poole Museum and Scaplen’s Court

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The ‘Our Museum’ project for Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council aims to conserve and open up the medieval Wool Hall at Poole Museum, create new ground floor and first floor maritime galleries co-created with audiences, improve public facilities, and increase earned income; the Museum will be transformed into a world class cultural centre and community hub that greatly enriches the experience of Poole Quay and Old Town by the people of Poole and visitors.

The design of the galleries – their materiality, colours, lighting and layouts of the display elements – works to enhance and bolster the qualities of the amazing historic buildings. Notably, the buildings’ history and architecture are an inherent part of the stories being told.

We have worked creatively with the Museum team, bringing-in co-creative partners from the community, including two regional universities as well as marine archaeologists, consulting with a number of interest groups, and, with a strong focus on accessibility, feeding all their input into our design approach.