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Swanage Museum, Swanage

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History Museum
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.
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TripAdvisor
  • I highly recommend the historical walk offered on a Tuesday. This was led by a local guide, Stewart, who was both enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the history of Swanage. The walks start outside t...  more »
  • We popped in for a quick visit and my kids liked the different stones and gems. Not a big or particularly swish venue, but well presented and designed to educate you in an enjoyable environment. Worth...  more »
  • its a very small museum, its free, we spend around 10 mins in the museum, great doughnut place next door.  more »
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  • 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.