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Swanage Museum & Heritage Centre

Closed Now: 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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Gifts and books for people of all ages

Worth a call in even though it takes no more than a few minutes to have a browse around. Books... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Bradford, United Kingdom
Small, charming, free

This museum is small, charming and free, so why not visit? Especially good for small children with... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
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  • Average16%
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14 The Square | The Square, Swanage BH19 2LJ, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A little gem of a place. Completely free and is a gift shop with a little mini museum at the back. Some interesting displays and interactive things to do, like a moving film are entertaining. Equally the shop has some lovely bits to buy at...More

Thank Mortons7
Reviewed 4 days ago

Worth a call in even though it takes no more than a few minutes to have a browse around. Books, dinosaur and Jurassic Coast related gifts are on sale along with art works and fossil specimens on display.

Thank 1961GaryC
Reviewed 1 week ago

We popped in a couple times when on Holiday in Swanage in early September. Lots of interesting things to see and even the opportunity to take a seat and watch a film! We managed to pick up some well priced 'dinasaur items' for our grandson.You...More

Thank westsideExeterdevon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the Museum on the Sunday of Great Dorset Steam Fair. Unfortunately it was raining when I went to Swanage. The The Swanage Museum is a very interesting place to visit with items of rock that one is able to look through using a...More

Thank nigel_dorking
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is small, charming and free, so why not visit? Especially good for small children with puzzles and models.

Thank Red_Bus_Zeal
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

David is an excellent guide and very informative about the history of Swanage and George Burt's 'recycling' ! Go to the Heritage centre and the walk starts prompt at 2.30pm. VERY interesting and is about 2 hours long. David is knowledgeable about the town and...More

Thank kane47pam47
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very interesting and well laid out. Very helpful staff , stands of very informative leaflets and maps. The museum part was fascinating.

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 9 August 2018

Very interesting museum in itself. We also thoroughly enjoyed David's very interesting historical walking tour on Weds PM. Due to last 1-2 hours but actually went on for almost three hours. Not much actual walking involved but some fascinating insights into the history of Swanage....More

1  Thank carolespeller
Reviewed 31 July 2018

Well well worth a visit. Interesting videos and so much easy-reading of the history of this fascinating small town. Do visit, its free and ever so central

Thank dr8484
Reviewed 31 July 2018

lovely little museum on the quayside with lots of information on the Jurassic coast and local area. Good for buying gifts as well.

Thank Jerry G
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