Swanage Town Walks

🗓️ Bi-weekly historical walks

Join a historical walk around Swanage in collaboration with Swanage Museum.

The walks take place each Tuesday and Thursday during spring and summer.

Led by Stewart Borrett, the walk will lead you around key Victorian and Edwardian aspects of Swanage town, including the stone quay, the Royal Victoria Hotel and Swanage Pier.

You’ll learn about the history of both piers and the Wellington clock tower situated nearby, and lots more.

And you’ll follow in the footsteps of some of Swanage’s most notable people from the past, such as John Mowlem and Charles & George Burt, and hear stories about the town hall and old lock-up, along with the impact of WWII on Swanage as you walk back past the beach to the square.

  • Start time: 2pm
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Meeting point: The Square outside Swanage Museum
  • Cost: Free (donations welcome)
  • Terrain: Mostly flat, although not wheelchair friendly, sorry

There’s no need to book in advance – just turn up.

Dates for 2024: Every Tuesday & Thursday between 2nd April and 26th September


You can pre-arrange a town walk for your group of up to 20 people at any time during the year by contacting the museum or Swanage Information Centre:

  • Swanage Museum: 01929 421427
  • Swanage Information Centre: 01929 766018

Find out more about the Swanage Town Walks online: https://swanagetownwalks.com