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Purbeck Mineral and Mining Museum, Wareham

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  • We went to this museum after a day on the swanage railway. It is very well laid out. The videos are good and the atmosphere of the reconstructed mining tunnel.  more »
  • Just before you ride the Swanage Railway from Norden, visit this small museum and it will help put into perspective how the standard gauge line fitted in with the local tramways used for moving ball c...  more »
  • This was our first visit to the museum. The staff were friendly and helpful. Free to get in but do ask for a voluntary donation of a £1 per adult. Anyone travelling from Norton train station should de...  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.
  • 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.