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The Tank Museum

The Tank Museum

The Tank Museum brings the story of tanks and their crews to life, with the world’s best collection of tanks in awe-inspiring, modern exhibitions. The museum houses 300 military machines, representing the key battles of every major conflict since the First World War. The moving exhibitions tell the story of this British invention; from the …

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Visitor Attraction and Days Out Lulworth Castle Wareham Dorset

Lulworth Castle

Built in the 17th century, this magnificent building is steeped in history. Originally built as a hunting lodge to entertain aristocracy and royalty, it was for centuries the family seat of the Weld family, the current owners of the Lulworth Estate. Ravaged by fire in 1929, it has been partly restored in a pioneering partnership …

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Visit the National Trust's Corfe Castle near Wareham, Dorset

Corfe Castle

Corfe Castle – established by William the Conqueror and partially destroyed in the English Civil War. Now a majestic ruin and one of the main tourist attractions of Purbeck. Corfe Castle is a great place to enjoy a fun-filled day out for all the family. Explore the castle ruins which were once home to kings …

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Visit the ghost village of Tyneham near Creech, Wareham

Tyneham ‘ghost’ Village

Tyneham is Dorset’s famous ‘lost’ village   In November 1943 all residents of the small village of Tyneham in Dorset were told to leave within 28 days. The area was needed for the Second World War army forces’ training. On 17 December 1943 the last residents left, believing one day they could return. Sadly this …

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Clouds Hill home of T.E. Lawrence in Bovington, Wareham, Dorset

Clouds Hill

A tiny isolated cottage in the heart of Dorset which Lawrence furnished to his own personal taste and are today still much as he left them, giving an insight into the complex personality of the writer, warrior and friend of Thomas Hardy. Discover the atmospheric rooms where he sat down to write, read, listen to …

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Wareham Town Museum Dorset

Wareham Town Museum

An interesting local museum  located in the heart of Wareham on East Street by the main traffic lights and the Town Hall. It tells the story of Wareham from prehistoric times until the present day. Exhibits include Geology including Dinosaur fossils found near Wareham. Archaeology including local Iron Age and Roman artefacts. A replica of …

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