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Purbeck Mineral and Mining Museum, Wareham

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  • 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 »
  • Went to monkey world which is 15mins away was only there a couple of hours so went to find something else to do before venturing home. We saw this place on TripAdvisor wasn't expecting much, but we re...  more »
  • 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 »
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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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