Purbeck Mining Museum next opening days

Purbeck Mining Museum is open Tuesday to Sunday, 11:00 – 16:00.  Last entry is 15:30.

Purbeck Mining Museum

PMMM (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.

New for 2024:  Thanks to work by our volunteers over the winter, we’re now able to invite visitors to experience what it was like inside a typical Purbeck clay mine.  Visit us 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 activities

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

From 1 May to 29 September – Tuesday to Sunday, museum open 11:00 – 16:00.  Please note we will usually be closed on Mondays, but will open for May and August Bank Holiday Mondays.
October – Saturdays and Sundays only, museum open 11:00 – 16:00

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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