Ranked #11 of 17 attractions in Swanage
Burngate Stone Carving Centre is located in the Isle of Purbeck, Dorset, and provides facilities and expert tuition for...
Burngate Stone Carving Centre is located in the Isle of Purbeck, Dorset, and provides facilities and expert tuition for traditional stone carving skills for residents and visitors.DescriptionIt has a varied programme of courses and activites, with something to suit everyone from 6 years to 80+ years. It enables a novice, improving and advanced stone carver to explore their creativity in the heart of the Purbeck stone industry.The location is inspirational, and the surrounding landscape of fields, old quarry workings and cliffs above the English Channel is a designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The area is also part of the Jurassic coast, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We have a small, friendly tearoom serving a variety of teas, coffee, homemade Dorset apple cake, and local Purbeck ice cream. Where you can sit back and relax in the peace and quiet whilst enjoying the stunning views of the jurrassic coast.Also at Burngate we have gallery space exibiting a variety of arts, craft and sculpture from a range local artists and sculptors.General informationWe run a whole variety of activites and courses throughout the year which include:Have a go carving sessions - two hours of fun! Ideal for all ages whatever the weather.Courses- to suit all levels of experience. Courses include: Freeform Carving, Relief and Introduction to stone carving, Letter carving, Sculpture and Architectural and masonry.School holiday activities- children's art and craftArt and craft courses- get creative with art and craft at Burngate. Courses include: printmaking, 3D wire & sculpture and sewing workshops.Bookings- for individuals, family/groups and corporate team building