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Langton Matravers Museum of the Stone Industry

Behind the Parish Church of St. George, Swanage BH19 3HZ, England
+44 1929 423168
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Local Museum

I was unlucky as it had closed for the season a few days before my visit. However judging by the... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2016
Tobywebb35
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London, United Kingdom
Great little museum

Enthusiastic volunteers run this museum. The introductory film is particularly good. Many of the... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2016
RattyMidhurst
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Midhurst, United Kingdom
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18 Oct 2016
“Local Museum”
28 Sep 2016
“Great little museum”
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Behind the Parish Church of St. George, Swanage BH19 3HZ, England
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+44 1929 423168
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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
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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
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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
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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

Thank Celia K
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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
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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
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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

Thank Gazania186266
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Reviewed 8 July 2014

This little, reasonably priced museum dedicated to the local stone quarrying indusrty is open from April to September, 10-12 & 2-4. Mon - Sat. It is located behind the village church on the high street, and has its own car park. The volunteer staff are...More

2  Thank David W
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Reviewed 20 June 2014

Called in to this small museum while on holiday in Langton. The person on duty made us most welcome and gave us her own views on the area and its history. There was an introductory video telling us how stone was mined and quarried over...More

Thank MidlandsRambler
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Reviewed 4 June 2014

The story of the Purbeck marble which made this area rich before tourism. Make time to watch the 20 minute video as well as looking at the displays.

Thank The-Kent-Bees
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