The Swanage Museum & Heritage Centre sits right alongside the sea front of Swanage, occupying a prime site at The Square on what was the old stone yard known as the ‘bankers’.


27th March to end of October: Every Day 10.00am – 4.00pm
Off Season: Please contact us on 01929 423850 (Answerphone out of hours) 


Admission to the Museum is free & well-behaved dogs are welcome.


Toilets: Public toilets are situated nearby.
Refreshments: There are many cafés, restaurants & takeaways within easy walking distance.
Souvenirs: The Museum has a large selection of items for sale.

Car Parking

Parking in Swanage can be a challenge during peak times! For details of car parks operated by Swanage Town Council, please visit:


We love welcoming people of all ages to the Museum, whether you wish to learn more about Swanage and the Purbeck area, or to entertain your little ones in a safe space.

Learn more about Swanage by visiting the Museum and viewing our film depicting the full history of the Swanage area .

We have lots of family-friendly facilities. The shop also has lots of pocket money items for after your visit.

If you’d like to know more about our Learning Services, please get in touch.