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Swanage Museum & Heritage Centre

Closed Now: 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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Gifts and books for people of all ages

Worth a call in even though it takes no more than a few minutes to have a browse around. Books... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2018
Bradford, United Kingdom
Small, charming, free

This museum is small, charming and free, so why not visit? Especially good for small children with... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
London, United Kingdom
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  • Average16%
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14 The Square | The Square, Swanage BH19 2LJ, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Spend a few minutes at the beginning of your stay, to see what is on offer, and look at the history of Swanage. This is really good to know how to enjoy a lot of the countryside and attractions, and learn about the past and...More

Thank gagensl24
Reviewed 7 October 2018

There is an excellent film detailing the history of the port and the stone quarries in the locality.

Thank John D
Reviewed 1 October 2018

Full of interesting items and facts to educate yourself. The history of Swanage is complicated and surprises me on each visit to the museum.

Thank Bob C
Reviewed 26 September 2018

We just had to re-look in the museum, just to see if it had changed much, had much added, cant remember really, but well worth the visit

Thank bigalw35
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

A little gem of a place. Completely free and is a gift shop with a little mini museum at the back. Some interesting displays and interactive things to do, like a moving film are entertaining. Equally the shop has some lovely bits to buy at...More

Thank Mortons7
Reviewed 21 September 2018

Worth a call in even though it takes no more than a few minutes to have a browse around. Books, dinosaur and Jurassic Coast related gifts are on sale along with art works and fossil specimens on display.

Thank 1961GaryC
Reviewed 16 September 2018

We popped in a couple times when on Holiday in Swanage in early September. Lots of interesting things to see and even the opportunity to take a seat and watch a film! We managed to pick up some well priced 'dinasaur items' for our grandson.You...More

Thank westsideExeterdevon
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

I visited the Museum on the Sunday of Great Dorset Steam Fair. Unfortunately it was raining when I went to Swanage. The The Swanage Museum is a very interesting place to visit with items of rock that one is able to look through using a...More

Thank nigel_dorking
Reviewed 28 August 2018

This museum is small, charming and free, so why not visit? Especially good for small children with puzzles and models.

Thank Red_Bus_Zeal
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

David is an excellent guide and very informative about the history of Swanage and George Burt's 'recycling' ! Go to the Heritage centre and the walk starts prompt at 2.30pm. VERY interesting and is about 2 hours long. David is knowledgeable about the town and...More

Thank kane47pam47
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