Purbeck Mining Museum
The Purbeck Mining Museum is dedicated to the history and heritage of Purbeck Ball Clay mining and its industrial narrow gauge railways.
Visit us to find out more about the history of clay mining in Purbeck and learn about the experience of miners and their families.
Please note: The full underground mine is not accessible, but you will be able to view the underground tunnel.
Entry is FREE. Please consider a donation of at least £2 for each adult visitor, this will help us to care for, explore and celebrate your heritage. Donations in cash or by contactless payment are welcome.
Please Gift Aid your donation, thank you.
Children’s activity trail – follow the clues to be a Clay Mine Super Sleuth. Suitable for ages 9 – 13.
Count the Norden Nippers – how many of our little mining friends can you find hidden in the museum? Suitable for all ages.
Opening days and times
If there are any changes, we’ll post them on our Facebook page.
Find us at Purbeck Park, near Corfe Castle, Dorset. We are just above Norden Station on the Swanage Railway. Our postcode is BH20 5DW. What3words ///yelled.correct.evening