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Langton Matravers Museum of the Stone Industry

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Quaint, interesting museum

The Langton Matravers Museum is a tiny little museum behind St George's Church. We had a lovely... read more

Reviewed 7 April 2018
Philmex1
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Southampton, United Kingdom
Worth a visit

Tiny little museum found behind Langton Matravers Church. We enjoyed a chat with the volunteer at... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2018
Catok178
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New Forest
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Behind the Parish Church of St. George, Swanage BH19 3HZ, England
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Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

This small museum tells the story of Purbeck stone from both the geological and personal viewpoints. There is a 20 minute video as well. Entrance free - voluntary donations accepted! Just off the main road with its own car park it is worth a look.

Thank Colin F
Reviewed 7 April 2018

The Langton Matravers Museum is a tiny little museum behind St George's Church. We had a lovely welcome from the lady on duty who was happy to chat. There are some interesting and quirky exhibits linked to local Purbeck Stone. The Museum is currently trialling...More

Thank Philmex1
Reviewed 5 April 2018

Tiny little museum found behind Langton Matravers Church. We enjoyed a chat with the volunteer at the door, then explored the exhibits. The mine cart display is a little gem! It's always interesting to find out about the social history of an area. The museum...More

1  Thank Catok178
Reviewed 19 October 2016

I was unlucky as it had closed for the season a few days before my visit. However judging by the items on display outside, this is certain to be of interest and next year I shall come over from Bournemouth specially.

Thank Tobywebb35
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Enthusiastic volunteers run this museum. The introductory film is particularly good. Many of the volunteers have personal experience of the local mining industry.

Thank RattyMidhurst
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Very informative film with further details from the steward.. a wide range of local artefacts with good labels. Well worth visiting.

Thank Retiredtraveller45
Reviewed 23 September 2015

The video is a good introduction, and the rest of the museum has a fascinating display of pictures and items from the days when quarrying was a local industry. The very helpful and friendly curator belongs to one of the families involved in the industry,...More

1  Thank Celia K
Reviewed 21 June 2015

This is a lovely little museum to visit if you are out walking in the area. The exhibits are well described and the information is fascinating.

1  Thank Neatham
Reviewed 1 June 2015

A 20-minute video told us all about the work mining stone in the region, and then we were able to go round and look at examples of the different things we had been shown. It was a very small museum but well-laid-out and very interesting.

Thank Jogaila W
Reviewed 4 September 2014

So much info so well presented in such a small space. Well worth a visit in such a beautiful place. Search it out

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