Trip Planner:   Europe  /  UK  /  England  /  Dorset  /  Isle of Purbeck  /  Swanage  /  Museums  /  Swanage Museum
Swanage Museum, Swanage
(3.8/5 based on 45+ reviews on the web)
Learn about the history of the area, from the Jurassic period to the present day, at Swanage Museum. You'll see some actual dinosaur footprints while learning about the Jurassic Coast, whose geological uniqueness has earned it World Heritage Site status. Find out more about Swanage through the ages with displays exhibiting oil pantings and depictions of important historical figures born here, including Victorian politicians and writers. The staff of this quaint museum are mostly volunteers, happy to share their passion and knowledge. If you go with children, keep a close eye on them as many of the displays are breakable. See Swanage Museum and all Swanage has to offer by arranging your trip with our Swanage travel itinerary planner.
Create a full Swanage itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Swanage

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Swanage by other users

54 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 21 days in England BY A USER FROM CANADA September, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 13 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE May, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 34 days in Amsterdam, Scotland & England BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 34 days in United Kingdom, Amsterdam & Sydney BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 4 days in England BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 42 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in England BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 15 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • A small museum sharing some of Swanage history going back a few hundred years including some useful specimens of fossils found in and around the Dorset coastline. It also has a few holiday items to bu...  more »
  • STopped by here for an informative half an hour to learn about Swanage and the Purbecks. Lovely attraction with helpful staff 
  • Have just been to the museum and found it to be a very interesting insight into the history of Swanage. Lots of exhibits and memorabilia of the town and area. Well worth a visit. 
Google
  • Lovely little museum. If you're in town then it's well worth a visit. Free entry and volunteer run so support it, nice range of gifts and local books too.
  • An outstanding, voluntary run, local Museum. Give it your support
  • Good, simple and understandable
  • Not really something you have to visit.