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A gift & homeware Aladdin’s cave in the heart of Swanage

Curiosity is an Aladdin’s cave of gifts, homewares and accessories in the heart of Swanage town.

With over 10,000 items in store you’re sure to find that perfect gift or a treasure for yourself that you didn’t know you needed.

The family-run shop is a popular place for children to spend their pocket money, with its range of novelty items, small toys and trinkets, and there’s a surprising wealth of home décor items, such as vases, candles and bathroom & kitchen furnishings, including light pulls, hooks, coasters, bottle-openers and crockery.

Curiosity also stocks a range of seasonal items, including Christmas decorations, as well as gift wrapping, so you can buy everything you need in here for a last-minute present.

If you’re in Swanage on holiday Curiosity is a great treasure trove of affordable souvenirs and mementos of your stay. You’ll find seaside-themed novelty items and Swanage & Dorset-specific soft toys and knickknacks.

Find out more or buy online:

Location in town

📍 35 High Street, BH19 2LT

You’ll find Curiosity in the centre of town next to The White Swan pub, opposite the RNLI shop and just a short stroll from the beach.

It’s close to several other gift shops in town, including Raspberry Rose, Candleworld and Corfe Bears, as well as many of the main cafés, restaurants and pubs making it a great little spot to explore and make an afternoon of it.

There may be some parking nearby on High Street, limited to an hour, but there are both long and short stay car parks a short walk away.

Curiosity’s location in town (credit: Google Maps)

Contact details

Get in touch with Curiosity by phone or email or visit their online store:

  • 📞 01929 422356 (shop)
  • 📞 01929 425013 (office)
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