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Swanage Museum & Heritage Centre

Open today: 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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Small but interesting

I found this place very interesting with quite a lot of information about the stone trade. There... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2018
A Fascinating Little Place

Lovely staff who really love what they do, so helpful. Very small building right on the front but... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2017
sue c
Torquay, United Kingdom
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“local history”(4 reviews)
“worth a visit”(6 reviews)
“clock tower”(2 reviews)
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14 The Square | The Square, Swanage BH19 2LJ, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Very interesting and well laid out. Very helpful staff , stands of very informative leaflets and maps. The museum part was fascinating.

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting museum in itself. We also thoroughly enjoyed David's very interesting historical walking tour on Weds PM. Due to last 1-2 hours but actually went on for almost three hours. Not much actual walking involved but some fascinating insights into the history of Swanage....More

Thank carolespeller
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well well worth a visit. Interesting videos and so much easy-reading of the history of this fascinating small town. Do visit, its free and ever so central

Thank dr8484
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

lovely little museum on the quayside with lots of information on the Jurassic coast and local area. Good for buying gifts as well.

Thank Jerry G
Reviewed 27 June 2018

Only popped in for a map and was surprised how interesting this little place is. Lady behind the counter was extremely friendly and then we noticed the small museum which is incredibly well done in such a confined space. Not sure if this is Council...More

Thank Terence K
Reviewed 11 June 2018

I found this place very interesting with quite a lot of information about the stone trade. There were examples of the different stone and these were shown with both a rough side and a smooth side. With the magnifier you could make out all the...More

Thank FrostyNottingham
Reviewed 7 April 2018

everything is crammed in to a small place but hey ! there is everything you need to know about the area here, engaging activity for children , hands on things to do and the history of Swanage in pictures and text . We spent an...More

Thank meandhim
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Lovely staff who really love what they do, so helpful. Very small building right on the front but full of local history, probably more interesting to the local community than to the visitor but very interesting displays. Purbeck Radar & David Lewes Collection Visit her...More

Thank sue c
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

This is a small museum but it has lots of artifacts and tells you masses about the area it is well worth visiting and the staff are very friendly and helpful

Thank 70ish
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

This is a very small museum but there are some really interesting things on display and tells you a lot about the area. If your near pop in .

Thank 237colin
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Elizabeth L
22 March 2017|
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10am - 5pm 7 days per week