Arriving into Corfe by steam train is also the way to travel in style from Swanage or from the park-and-ride at Norden for a day out exploring Corfe Castle itself, and guaranteed to make your visit truly historic.
Step back in time at Corfe Castle station
Station Master’s office
Meet the volunteers dressed in traditional station staff outfits and see inside the 1950s Station Master’s office and lounge area.
A porter can show you around and introduce you the station’s historic features, as well as give you handy travel information.
Ladies’ waiting area
The fully restored Ladies’ waiting room evokes a time gone by and is complete with period paraphernalia throughout.
Corfe Castle station museum – Saving the historic Swanage Railway
The Swanage Railway line has a huge team of dedicated volunteers who worked for thirty years to save and rebuild the branch after it faced closure in the 1970s – which you can learn all about at the exhibition housed here at Corfe Castle station’s Goods Shed.
Explore original Swanage Railway memorabilia including photographs and railway signage.
There is also a vintage uniform display, complete with personal belongings of past station and railway staff.
Sit in a vintage flap-down seat and let the archive films transport you back in time.
Check out the book and magazine section and take a souvenir home with you.
Museum opening times
If the trains are running – the museum is open.
Normal opening hours are 10am – 4.30pm daily.
Swanage Railway relies on volunteers to keep on the right track. If your visit has inspired you to get involved, the friendly team are always looking for new recruits (you don’t need any experience and any training can be given).
Get in touch with the volunteering team by emailing: email@example.com or calling 01929 475212.
You can also help out specifically at the Corfe Castle railway station museum: firstname.lastname@example.org
Railway station webcam
The webcam at Corfe Castle station gives a clear image of the platform and live-streams footage of steam locomotives coming and going.
You can take a look here: https://maybach.railcam.co.uk/Corfe_14435/embed.html
How to get to Corfe Castle Railway Station
For your SatNav: BH20 5EJ
You’ll find Corfe Castle station down Station Road, which is situated between Corfe Castle Village Stores and The Bankes Arms pub.
The village shop is a great place to stop before your journey to stock up on picnic essentials – as is the Village Bakery and sweet shop.