Wareham Town Museum

Book Tickets Online


Wareham Town Museum's geology display shows how the Wytch Farm oil field (the largest onshore oilfield in western Europe) is closely linked to the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. The oil was generated in the Lower Jurassic rocks that are exposed around Lyme Regis, but in Purbeck they have been buried deep under-ground, deep enough for the organic material trapped in the black shale to be 'cooked' into oil.

Map & Directions

Wareham Town Museum


Town Hall, East Street, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 4NS
Close window

Call direct on:

Tel01929 553448

What's Nearby

  1. The Etches Collection: Museum of Jurassic Marine Life opened in the village of Kimmeridge…

    4.68 miles away
  2. Dorset Wildlife Trust’s Wild Seas Centre sits on the shoreline of beautiful Kimmeridge…

    5.42 miles away
  3. City Cruises Poole have a variety of sightseeing cruises on offer to the public,…

    5.67 miles away
  4. Hidden away in Purbeck, within a stone's throw of the Jurassic Coast, is the Spyway…

    7 miles away
  1. Shell Bay, Middle Beach and Knoll Beach in Studland Bay are three very popular sandy…

    7.48 miles away
  2. As the Jurassic Period drew to a close, sea levels were falling. Shallow tropical seas…

    7.53 miles away
  3. The displays, animations and films in the Lulworth Cove Visitor Centre tell the story of…

    7.78 miles away
  4. South Beach in Studland Bay is a sandy beach, and is fairly narrow compared to…

    7.84 miles away
  5. Join in the flumin’ good fun at one of the south’s best loved family visitor attractions.…

    8.06 miles away
  6. Swanage Bay’s beaches are sandy, and the bay offers sheltered, clear waters for visitors.

    8.4 miles away
  7. Located in Swanage, Dorset, Cumulus offer a rich and varied Residential Programme with…

    8.44 miles away
  8. In the Swanage Museum and Heritage Centre, formerly the old seafront market building, you…

    8.62 miles away
  9. Located one mile from Swanage, Durlston Country Park is a 280 acre countryside paradise…

    8.91 miles away
  10. Come and explore 250 million years of history at the Dorset Museum!

    Located in the…

    14.49 miles away
  11. Visit Portland Museum and find out about the history of quarrying on Portland, and the…

    17.3 miles away
  12. At The Fine Foundation Wild Chesil Centre, you can learn more about the formation of this…

    17.43 miles away
Previous Next

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss