Exhibition/Museum

Vinatge Slot Machine Room

Swanage Pier Exhibition

Free Entry

Seasonal Opening Hours

Swanage Pier exhibition centre is located in the ground floor of Marine Villas with old Swanage memorabilia, Swanage maritime history and stone industry history, together with a pictorial history showing the progress of the Pier renovations and repairs. Part of the exhibition is devoted to the early history of the paddle steamer and there is a superb display of RNLI Lifeboats.

Another part of the exhibition displays artifacts and treasure trove brought up by divers from the many ship wrecks along the Dorset Coast. 

And we have one room containing original Edwardian gaming machines (What the Butler saw etc.) playable by purchasing old ‘pre-decimal’ pennies from the Pier shop and an amusing display of dozens of Donald McGill’s ‘naughty’ seaside postcards of the mid 1900’s

The collection is maintained by Swanage Museum