The new Local History Centre, housed in the historic Town Cellars on Poole Quay, was created by the Borough of Poole with support from the heritage Lottery Fund.
This new facility combines the resources of the Poole Library Service and Poole Museum Service within the important medieval building which served to store wool en-route to Europe (the Port of Poole was a staple).
Any aspect of Poole history can be researched at the Centre from Merley to Bearwood and from Hamworthy to Branksome.
Projects Currently Underway at the Centre
Volunteers play an important role in the service and creating new resources.
Newspaper Indexing Project
More than 150 years of local papers have been collected. These provide a great wealth of information which is regularly scanned and indexed by volunteers. This meticulous and fascinating work has been in progress for the last five years.
Names & Ship Indexes
These have been compiled from many sources as finding aids for people researching particular Poole families and ship names.
Access & Contact Details
Opening Times: daily from Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 3pm.
|address:||Waterfront Museum, 4 High Street, Poole, Dorset BH15 1BW|
N.B.: Parking in the vicinity of the Centre is limited to thirty minutes!
Port of Poole
Public Records Office, Dorchester
DORSET FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY
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