Welcome to the

Swanage Railway Museum

Swanage Railway Museum is based at Corfe Castle Station. Its main objective is to preserve and restore, for the public benefit, items of historical value in connection with railways and in particular the Swanage Branch Line.

Items in the Museum collection are on display in the Goods Shed. The displays include photographs, equipment and signage as well as personal effects of people who worked on the railways in the southern region. It tells the story of the branch line from 1885 to its closure in 1972 and the important role the railways played in the first and second world wars

About Us

The Swanage Railway Museum
Book Wagon
Opening Times

The museum is open on Wednesday, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays during peak season, 10.30am – 4.00pm.

Opening is subject to volunteer availability.

Visit Swanage Railway Museum

The Museum is located behind the Station at Corfe Castle.

Please note there is no parking at the Museum or Corfe Castle station, but there are toilets. No food and drink are permitted in the museum, but there are two picnic areas within the station grounds.

Swanage Railway Museum
Station Road
Corfe Castle
Dorset BH20 5EJ

Katie StickleyKatie Stickley
20:27 18 Mar 24
An amazing day out, the volunteers were knowledgeable and passionate. The trip was a special experience for the whole family.
win taskwin task
16:11 13 Sep 23
Nice tiny railway museum. Not much to explore but if you’re in railway history then visit it.
Oak RichardsonOak Richardson
21:48 04 May 23
The passion from the small team running this museum is amazing. We met a man called Jeff who's passion for the Swanage railway project was clear to see. Well worth a visit and long may the railway continue!
Paul GodfreyPaul Godfrey
13:33 29 Apr 23
Small but very interesting
09:30 10 Apr 23
Tiny museum but I feel I learned a ton! The story behind how they brought the railway back to life is absolutely impressive. Do pay a visit!
Victoria PodkolzinaVictoria Podkolzina
22:54 19 Sep 22
Very unique place. Small but interesting. Love the authenticity. And the staff who works there are very lovely.