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Swanage Railway Steam Train

Swanage Railway Steam Train Restoration Project

Swanage Railway to restore local historial World War Two Dorset Steam Train
Sea Rex discovered in Kimmeridge at The Etches Museum in Dorset with David Attenborough and Steve Etches

Sea Rex Pliosaur of Kimmeridge

The story behind the discovery of the Sea Rex Pliosaur at Kimmeridge, currently on display at The Etches Museum
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Victorian weekend at Swanage Railway

A nostalgic and evocative Victorian Weekend to celebrate the pioneering era that built the Swanage Railway.
Finds from the Mortar Wreck in Studland, Purbeck

Uncovering the Mortar Wreck

Find out more about the discovery of a 13th century wreck, laying in the waters off Studland bay in Purbeck
T.E. Lawrence in Dorset

T. E. Lawrence in Dorset, a centenary

T.E. Lawrence’s association with Dorset which started a hundred years ago in 1923…
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Join the friendly artisan volunteers at Corfe Castle to make traditional medieval-style tiles in their traditional 15th century tile workshop!

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