Swanage Museum moves to seafront

Swanage Museum has moved into a seafront building after having to vacate the 17th-century Tithe Barn which was in a poor state of repair.

The opening ceremony was performed by Dorset archaeologist Julian Richards who presents the BBC series Meet the Ancestors.

“Swanage has a great richness, from the geology and fossils of the Jurassic Coast to the industrial archaeology of the Purbeck quarries. Bringing it all together under one roof is a great achievement” said Julian.

The move has been made possible by a £49,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund and £5,000 from the World Heritage Site funds.

The new museum in The Square is open from April to October; 10am to 5pm; admission free.

About Leigh Hatts

Leigh Hatts is an experienced walker and has known the local coastline since childhood. He is the author of many successful walking guides.
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