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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 re-opens for 2018, on Friday 23rd March.

Opening times:

11am to 5pm (last entry 4:30pm)

Easter – Good Friday, Saturday, Easter Sunday & Bank Holiday Monday
April & October – Weekends
May to September – Tuesday to Thursday, weekends & Bank Holidays

We’re also open for the following Swanage Railway Galas:

Spring Steam Gala – Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th March
Diesel Gala – Friday 11th to Sunday 13th May
Autumn Steam Gala – Friday 12th to Sunday 14th October

The Museum will close for winter on Sunday 28th October 2018.

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 £3.20 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