Attractions in Museums

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

  • Traditional brewery, which is the only thatched brewery in the UK. Tours culminate in a tasting session in the board room

  • Carefully restored Anglo-Saxon watermill situated on Christchurch Quay at the confluence of the rivers Avon and Stour. Now home to a local arts and crafts market

  • Poole Guildhall is one of the town's most well known landmarks.

  • Large public park adjacent to Poole harbour. Contains several man made lakes and is a conservation area

  • 16th century Tudor castle overlooking Portland harbour.

  • Small museum housed in 2 historic cottages. Founded by Marie Stopes in 1930 the museum features exhibits on Portland Stone, the Jurassic Coast, shipwrecks and famous people linked with Portland

  • The Priest's House Museum is located in the heart of Wimborne Minster, on the high street opposite the Minster Church.

  • Housed in a former Georgian workhouse the museum now features collections including local history, costume, geology, natural history and archaeology

  • 4th century Roman villa discovered during excavations in the 1930s.

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