Purbeck Mineral and Mining Museum, Wareham

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  • August 20, 2017
    Called here whilst waiting for the steam train. Three adults and an 11 & 6yr old. Interesting little place telling the history of clay mining in the area. Donations are requested of a suggested minimu...  more »
  • June 23, 2017
    If you're interested in local, general or industrial history then make time for this little gem.It's conveniently located between the Park & Ride for Norden station and the station itself, a 2 minute ...  more »
  • May 10, 2017
    The museum is located next to Norden Station on the Swanage Railway. Our train arrived at 10.25 but when we went to enter the museum we were told, in a rather brusque manner' that it did not open unti...  more »
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  • Well worth a look if you're nearby. Free admission (donation of ~£1 is what they ask for and it's worth supporting) to this little museum. Warm welcome and introduction by volunteers then a short self guided walk to the top of the building with information boards along the way. When you get inside there is lots of information and you can see the workings of the clay mine. Nice and hands on with lots to learn about the local area. The walk down in to the 'mine' is the final part. Takes 30-45 minutes to do entirely so is worth stopping at it you're on the railway or using the car park.
  • very interesting - never knew it was there!
  • Free 😀 very interesting and lots to look at.
  • Quite interesting and worth visiting. Doesn't look much from the outside but there is more to see than you think.
  • Something not to be missed when visiting the Swanage Railway. Open from early spring until end of October.

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