Purbeck Mining Museum

PMMM (Purbeck Mineral & 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.

Please Gift Aid your donation, thank you.

Half-term May 2023

The Purbeck Mining Museum will be additionally open on Monday 29 May 11:00 – 16:00.

New children’s activity trail – follow the clues to be a Clay Mine Super Sleuth.  Suitable for ages 9 – 13.

Opening days and times

Purbeck Mining Museum opening times are:
  • Tuesday 11:00 – 16:00
  • Wednesday 11:00 – 16:00
  • Thursday 11:00 – 16:00
  • Saturday 11:00 – 16:00
  • Sunday 11:00 – 16:00
Last entry is 15:30.  Please note that we are closed Mondays and Fridays.
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

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