Welcome to the Burngate Stone Carving Centre

Burngate Stone Carving Centre, Purbeck, Dorset

Burngate Stone Carving Centre in the Isle of Purbeck, Dorset provides traditional stone carving skills for people of all ages and abilities. The Centre also offers a wide range of art and rural craft courses and children's and family activities throughout the year, whatever the weather. Visit the Centre's exhibition of sculpture or art and craft by established and emerging local artists or just join us for a cup of tea and homemade Dorset apple cake.

Our location is an inspiration in itself: look out east over Swanage Bay towards the Isle of Wight, look north over Nine Barrow and Ballard Downs. The surrounding landscape – fields, old quarry workings, and cliff tops above the English Channel – are designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a Site of Special Scientific Interest. The Area is part of the Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO World heritage Site, that reaches from Exmouth, Devon to nearby Swanage.

Family Activities
Local Art & Crafts
Childrens Holiday Activities
Carving Courses
Tea Room
Gallery of Sculpture
Visit the Photo Gallery for some fantastic stone carving photographs
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    You can purchase Burngate vouchers, and redeem them against any scheduled courses - available for the amount of your choice

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Our Tutors

Our tutors are highly experienced, trained and friendly. They will teach you everythig you need to know

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Group Bookings

Fantastic deals for groups

Please contact the Centre to discuss special group discounts for 10 people or more

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