Visiting the Exhibition


Admission Charges 



Opening Times


Plan of the exhibition (this will be available before the exhibition) 


Travel Information




 The Purbeck School


The Purbeck School, Worgret Road, Wareham, BH20 4PF


Please note that Purbeck School is not responsible for the organisation of the exhibition.        

For any enquiries, please contact the Association.   




Opening Times                                                                                                                                                                  


 Calendar image 2018

 Friday 3rd - Tuesday 7th August 2018


The exhibition is open from 10am to 5pm each day, except Tuesday when it closes at 4pm.   


The trophies will be presented on Sunday 5th August.



Admission Charges                                                                                                                                                          




Members of  the Association 

Adults  £  5.00
Seniors  £  4.00
Children   (aged  6-16)  £  3.00
Children   (aged  under  6)     Free
Families ( up to 2 adults and 3 children)
 £ 12.00

Pre-booked coach parties (per person) 

Contact the Association Secretary for bookings

 £  3.50



Travel Information                                                                                                                                                          


Find the Purbeck School on Google Maps



If travelling by car:  

The school is located on the edge of Wareham, close to the junction of the A352 and A351.

The postcode for SatNavs is BH20 4PF.    

Yellow direction signs will be displayed on the roads leading to the school.   

There is plenty of car parking within the school grounds. 



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If travelling by bus:  

Frequent buses from Poole and Swanage serve the centre of Wareham.   The school is a 10 minute level walk from the town centre. 


The Jurassic Coaster X54 service from Weymouth and Poole passes through Wareham.

This service is operated by First Bus


For more details of local bus services, see the interactive map of Dorset bus routes

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If travelling by train

Wareham railway station is served by trains from London, Bournemouth, Dorchester, and Weymouth.


From the station it is a 20 - 30 minute walk, either along the A351 or into Wareham town centre and right along Worgret Road.  Taxis are available at the station.   


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If travelling by bicycle:

Cycle racks are available within the school grounds.  








International Symbol of Access 

The majority of the exhibition is located on the ground floor.   A lift is available to the first floor exhibition area.  


Parking spaces are available immediately outside the main entrance and are reserved for blue badge holders.   


Disabled toilets are situated close to the cafeteria.


Guide, hearing and assistance dogs are permitted.


If you have any specific questions about accessibility, please contact the Association Secretary.    




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Refreshments will be available from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm every day.


Hot and cold drinks, sandwiches, light lunches and home made cakes will be available.










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Photography in the main exhibition halls is permitted if it is for your own personal use and not for commercial purposes. 


Most of the craft stalls are happy for you to photograph them, but some may restrict photography to protect their copyright.  We ask you to respect their wishes regarding photography.  


You must not take photographs of any children at the exhibition without the express consent of the child's parent or guardian.  


Enquiries from press photographers are welcome.  Please contact the Association Secretary in the first instance.  






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Dogs are not admitted to the exhibition, with the exception of guide, hearing and other assistance dogs. 


This is a condition of our hire of the school and applies equally to the school grounds and car parks.  It will be strictly enforced by the school site team and by the Association.  


There is no shade in the car parks and we suggest that you do not bring your dog with you as it will not be allowed out of the car while within the school grounds.  




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Smoking is not allowed anywhere on the school premises.  


This includes the school grounds and all the car parks.