Swanage Museum & Heritage Centre, Swanage

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History Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
Learn about the history of the area, from the Jurassic period to the present day, at Swanage Museum & Heritage Centre. 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. For Swanage Museum & Heritage Centre and beyond, use our Swanage tour itinerary maker to get the most from your Swanage vacation.
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  • Wandered past here during our Christmas break trying to pop in for a look. Sadly it was closed until Easter holidays. The leaflet from the TIC made it look a decent way to spend time in Swanage.  more »
  • Lots Interesting, bits in here, weather was poor, so nipped in here, free. some puzzles for the kids to do. lots of interesting bits about the area & war years.  more »
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