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The Museum is located between Wareham and Corfe Castle on the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset. We are next to Norden Station and car park on the Swanage Railway. Our postcode is BH20 5DW


The Museum is now closed.

We re-open on Friday 29th March 2019, for Swanage Railway’s Spring Steam Up. We look forward to welcoming you then.

Our opening times* for 2019 are:
11am to 5pm (last entry 4:30pm)
April – Weekends, plus Good Friday & Easter Monday
May to September – Tuesday to Thursday, weekends & Bank Holidays
October – Weekends

We will also be open for Swanage Railway’s Diesel Gala and Autumn Steam Gala.

The Museum will close for winter on Sunday 27th October 2019.

*These may be subject to change.


Entry is FREE, but we rely on your donations, please give at least £1 per person to enable us to keep our museum open. Please Gift Aid your donation if you can.

When we are open, the Swanage Railway will be operating, so why not make a day of it and enjoy a trip on a fabulous steam hauled train?

Access to the site is limited in some areas for wheelchair users, but please contact us for advice as we are making improvements all the time.

The Museum is adjacent to accessible toilets in the Norden car park building and the Buffet on the station platform provides refreshments, sandwiches, cakes and snacks.

Parking is available at Norden Station. Cars cost £3.50 for a whole day.

If you wish to speak with us directly at the Mine, please call during museum opening times as above: +44 (0)1929 481461