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Burngate Stone Carving Centre

Kingston Road | Swanage, Dorset, Langton Matravers, Swanage BH19 3BE, England
+44 1929 439405
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Brilliant activities for all the family

We did the family stone carving session. We all had fun and came home with our 'works of art'! Our... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2017
liz2890
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Bath, United Kingdom
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Great place to learn stone carving!

I spent 3 days learning to stone carve at this professional and friendly centre. I was a complete... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2017
Boxingclever
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Norwich
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Burngate Stone Carving Centre is located in the Isle of Purbeck, Dorset, and provides facilities and expert tuition for traditional stone carving skills for residents and visitors.DescriptionIt has a varied programme of courses and activites, with something to suit everyone from 6 years to 80+ years. It enables a novice, improving and advanced stone carver to explore their creativity in the heart of the Purbeck stone industry.The location is inspirational, and the surrounding landscape of fields, old quarry workings and cliffs above the English Channel is a designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The area is also part of the Jurassic coast, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We have a small, friendly tearoom serving a variety of teas, coffee, homemade Dorset apple cake, and local Purbeck ice cream. Where you can sit back and relax in the peace and quiet whilst enjoying the stunning views of the jurrassic coast.Also at Burngate we have gallery space exibiting a variety of arts, craft and sculpture from a range local artists and sculptors.General informationWe run a whole variety of activites and courses throughout the year which include:Have a go carving sessions - two hours of fun! Ideal for all ages whatever the weather.Courses- to suit all levels of experience. Courses include: Freeform Carving, Relief and Introduction to stone carving, Letter carving, Sculpture and Architectural and masonry.School holiday activities- children's art and craftArt and craft courses- get creative with art and craft at Burngate. Courses include: printmaking, 3D wire & sculpture and sewing workshops.Bookings- for individuals, family/groups and corporate team building
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Kingston Road | Swanage, Dorset, Langton Matravers, Swanage BH19 3BE, England
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Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

We did the family stone carving session. We all had fun and came home with our 'works of art'! Our tutor Carlotta was very knowledgeable and helpful, and the 2 hours flew by! Half way through we stopped for tea/coffee and biscuits. We returned the...More

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burngate2016, Fundraiser at Burngate Stone Carving Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017

Hello there! Thank you so much for the lovely review. We are very glad that you enjoyed your Have a Go Stone Carving session and our Fossil Art class. We hope to see you again one day! Best Wishes, The Burngate Team.

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Reviewed 3 April 2017

I spent 3 days learning to stone carve at this professional and friendly centre. I was a complete beginner, but this wasn't a problem for the experienced and patient tutor "Jigger". I completed a relief carving on a tile of stone on my first day,...More

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Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Had a fantastic time at the stone carving. We had the whole family from 75 to 8 and everyone had a fabulous time. The carving is accessible to all ages and allows you to be creative. The 2 hours went by so quickly. I would...More

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Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

We visited Burngate whilst on holiday as I'd arranged for two of us to attend the Introduction to stone carving day. The day started at 10 and finished at about 4 with a brief break for lunch. Val, the tutor, spent the first 10 to...More

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Reviewed 20 January 2016

With either a full day or a 2hr introductory session you will thoroughly enjoy your time here. All too quickly it will be over (which really shows you've been enjoying yourself !)-but at the end of it you will have gained so much knowledge about...More

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Reviewed 19 August 2015

This is a good place to have a go at stone carving if you haven;t done it before. The teacher was very knowledgeable and patient and we ended up after 2 hours with a plaque total home. The brochure does say "cafe"- 2 outside tables...More

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Reviewed 1 November 2014

We booked the Adult have a go stone carving session and a great time. We both came away with a carving of a simple leaf. Our tutor Val was very helpful and information. We used Purbeck local stone and it was a very hard rock...More

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Reviewed 28 October 2013

As we were on holiday in Dorset we thought this would be a fun activity, so we signed up to the have-a-go adult stone carving which is £20 per person. Our teacher was brilliant and gave us very easy instructions to follow, we were all...More

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Reviewed 17 October 2013

I've tried stone carving! Is really a very lovely activity, the time went very fast and I made a half decent attempt at a fish, well I'm proud of it! My tutor very knowledgeable and patient with us all. The location is superb the view...More

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Reviewed 14 August 2013

We regularly bring the children for the stone carving sessions and they love it. They are well looked after and get to create amazing things. It's a lovely setting and they serve tea! Watch out for the compost toilet.

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Emma C
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Response from burngate2016 | Property representative |
Hello, although we recommend that people stand to work on their projects, it is really about personal preference. Burngate is able to cater for all abilities (sorry for delayed response)
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