Narrow Gauge Railway next running dates 2023
The Narrow Gauge Railway will be running during the Road to Rails event, 23 – 25 June 2023. Please visit our Facebook page for the latest information.
23 May 2023
Thanks to the lovely group from Jollydays Holidays for their visit today.
18 May 2023
Purbeck Mining Museum welcomed our 1000th visitor of the year, all the way from Eastbourne!
12 May 2023
Great day for the narrow gauge railway, running alongside the Swanage Railway Diesel Gala.
9 May 2023
Thanks very much to Stacey and George from Imerys Furzebrook office for their visit. We're looking forward to more discussions with Imerys over the next few months.
28 Apr 2023
Thanks to the lovely members of the 2CV appreciation society who came for a private tour today.
7 Apr 2023
Lovely weather to be running Purbeck Mining Museum's narrow gauge railway. Lots of visitors to the museum also.
31 Mar 2023
Our final preparation day, getting ready for the 2023 season starting Easter weekend.
24 Mar 2023
It was wonderful to see so many visitors at our first open day of 2023.
17 Mar 2023
The Purbeck Mining Museum volunteers have been putting the finishing touches to the displays and getting the narrow gauge railway ready. We're looking forward to seeing you soon!
10 Mar 2023
We're now only two weeks away from opening! This week we're reinstalling the transhipment shed artefacts and displays.
24 Feb 2023
A few DIY experts in our volunteer team have been working out how to repair and make new shutters for our Foreman's Office.
18 Feb 2023
The team were busy clearing the Mining Museum area and making our access paths trip-free.
11 Feb 2023
As part of Swanage Railway Community Open weekend, we had on display our Ruston engines, one of which was in use helping our woodland management team. We met with many narrow gauge railway enthusiasts, some of whom had travelled from a long distance to visit.
3 Feb 2023
Greasing the points on our narrow gauge railway. This is essential maintenance to allow the engines to run when we reopen later in the year.
27 Jan 2023
Great work from the team today in clearing the excess vegetation and making the track visible again.