Birds of Poole Harbour Takeover Gallery in Poole Museum Oct 2021 – April 2022

In Autumn 2021, Birds of Poole Harbour moved their popular engagement centre into Poole Museum where it will be present for the public to enjoy until April 24th 2022

Our Visitor Centre has now closed and have set up our new takeover gallery in partnership with Poole Museum.

Birds of Poole Harbour Poole Museum Gallery Takeover launched Saturday 9 October 2021 and runs until April 24th 2022

The charity was founded in 2013 with three key objectives in place, to educate and promote bird conservation, preservation and observation in and around the Poole Harbour area.

The harbour itself benefits from national and international protection and to date has hosted 330 different species of bird. With its unique and diverse habitat mosaic, the Poole Harbour basin offers an exceptional array of birding opportunities right the way through the year.

However, knowing where and when to go, what to look out for and how to get there aren’t always easy questions to answer, for both locals and visitors to the area. Our takeover gallery space in Poole Museum offers visitors the opportunity to get an in-depth insight into how to ‘bird’ the harbour and showcases our various outreach and conservation projects.

The exhibition helps to interpret the harbour’s rich and varied bird life, as well as offering a range of interactive experiences that showcase the harbour’s ecological importance.

From day one, Birds of Poole Harbour have worked tirelessly to interpret the harbour’s birds by setting up a range of people engagement initiatives that benefit both the environment and the people who wish to enjoy it. In 2017, Birds of Poole Harbour began their flagship project, an Osprey translocation project which aims to restore the Osprey as a breeding bird in Poole Harbour after a 200-year absence due to persecution. As well as this, the charity also engages with around 1400 local school children every year though their successful school bird boat project, whilst also investing in habitat improvement and creation work providing new and different places for people to try and connect with wildlife.

To find out more information, visit the Poole Museum website here.


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