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The Blue Pool and Wareham Bears

Aerial shot of Blue Pool

About

Located between Wareham and Corfe Castle, the Blue Pool is an oasis of peace and beauty. Once a clay pit, the Pool changes colour constantly - sometimes green, sometimes turquoise as tiny particles of clay filter through the waters, depending upon the diffraction of the light.  Once inside the grounds you are surrounded by 20 acres of heath, woodland and gorse crossed by a network of sandy paths.  Steps lead down to the water’s edge and up to views of the Purbeck Hills.  Visitors can wander at will through leafy glades and secret nooks becoming a ‘Searcher and Finder’ looking for squirrels, fairy doors and much more whilst enjoying an imaginative stroll around the Pool.

There is a charming Tea House serving morning coffee, light lunches, snacks and cream teas with homemade scones.

The Gift Shop and Toy Shop are a treasure trove of unusual, intriguing, exciting gifts for all. From pocket money shoppers to treating yourself or finding that unique present for a friend.

The Museum tells the story of clay mining in the area from the 16th century. 
The quality of Purbeck clay was well known to the Romans who had kilns in this area.  But with the arrival of tobacco from the New World the Purbeck Clay was in great demand by the makers of clay pipes throughout Britain.  By the 17th century the discovery that the extra fine white-firing clay from Purbeck was ideal for porcelain and pottery, led to the expansion of the industry suppling famous potters such as Josiah Wedgwood and Royal Dalton.

Since 2012 The Wareham Bears have taken up residence.  Enter the fascinating miniature world of teddy bears and see how they work, rest and play. 

Come and enjoy a memorable family day out at the Blue Pool.

 

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£7.50 per ticket
Children under 16Free
Seniors & Concessions£6.50 per ticket

Season tickets available - see website.

Opening Times

Grounds Opening Dates (1 Mar 2019 - 31 Oct 2019)
Teahouse,Shops and Museum Opening Dates (31 Mar 2019 - 31 Oct 2019)

* Closing times vary, see website for more details.

Furzebrook Road
Wareham
Dorset
BH20 5AR
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Tel01929 551408

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    Recent Reviews:

    • Dawn W
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      A peaceful place for an afternoon walk
      4 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 30th October 2018
      Very peaceful and a lovely place to walk. We were lucky enough to see the deer! We had a lovely cup of tea and the lady who served us was very welcoming. The gift shop is delightful with a wonderful... Read full review
    • LondonBacha
      London
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Good for relaxing walk with Family !
      3 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 7th November 2018
      Great place for a relaxing family walk in the sunny weather. The water color, unfortunately, is not like the pictures edited, but maybe it depends on the weather. My pictures reflect the real color... Read full review
    • Mindy E
      somewhere
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      A poem for the Blue Pool
      5 of 5 stars
      Friday, 23rd November 2018
      This poem by Marjorie Edwards sums up The Blue Pool perfectly. And the perfect cream tea. The pool is magnificent with its ever changing shades of blue and green. Read full review

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