HISTORIC HOUSES, CASTLES AND MUSEUMS
There’s a wealth of places to visit for the history enthusiast near Wareham and in the surrounding Purbeck countryside. Pretty much the last 65 million years is covered!
Don’t miss a visit to the historic Corfe Castle or Lulworth castle or visit the tiny unassuming but fascinating Cloud’s Hill cottage, home of TE Lawrence. If you are fascinated with Purbeck’s association with the military and its importance during World War Two, then don’t miss a visit to the abandoned village of Tyneham or the Tank Museum at Bovington.
There are plenty of other museums to visit near Wareham. See the amazing fossils of the Jurassic Coast at the Etches Collection Museum in Kimmeridge or the visitor centre at Lulworth cove. Discover the story of Purbeck’s limestone at the Langton Matravers Museum or the Purbeck Mineral and Mining Museum.