Attractions in Gardens

  • Recently restored Victorian Pier located at the Southern area of Swanage Bay

  • A superb 1/10th scale Model Town capturing the essence of a typical Market Town of Rural England during the 1950's and an interactive Hornby Model Trains and Tram working layout.

  • Dorset's premier standard gauge preserved steam railway. Operates between Swanage and Norden, through the Isle of Purbeck.

  • Britain's only museum solely devoted to dinosaurs. Fossils, skeletons and life sized reconstructions, combined with audiovisual and hands-on displays.

  • Reputedly the longest parish church in England, the current building dates back to 1094. This grand church is built on the site of a 7th century Saxon Priory

  • The world's largest and finest collection of Armoured Fighting Vehicles, from World War I tanks to the latest main battle tank of the British Army.

  • An all inclusive Park combining the timeless fun and games of the Alice in Wonderland story with outdoor Adventure rides and the undercover Lost Aztec World of Wild Thing.

  • This castle dates from the 17th century and offers a variety of attractions including an indoor children's activity room, animal farm, an 18th century Chapel and jousting shows.

  • Pair of impressive chalk sea stacks located off the end of Handfast Point near Swanage. Named after local pirate, Harry Paye

  • Touch screen computers, videos, medals, uniforms and medals representing Devonshire & Dorset Regiments and Yeomanry.