Burngate Stone Carving Centre

Burngate Stone Carving Centre

Burngate Stone Carving Centre
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Located in the Isle of Purbeck, Dorset, Burngate provides facilities and expert tuition in traditional stone carving skills for locals and visitors. We offer a varied programme of courses and activities with something to suit everyone from 8 years to 80+. The location is inspirational, and the surrounding landscape is designated as an AONB, it is also part of the Jurassic coast, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We have a small, friendly tearoom serving Dorset tea, locally roasted Carve Coffee, cake, and local Purbeck ice cream. Sit back and relax in the peace and quiet. We have gallery space exhibiting a variety of arts, crafts and stone sculpture by local artists and sculptors. General information. We run 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 Intro to Stone Carving, Ideal for individuals, family/groups/corporate.
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The_Travelling_Lemon
Tonbridge, UK66 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
A fantastic 2 hour taster session. A lovely welcome on arrival. Beautiful surroundings. Expert tuition from Jonathan and great fun way to spend a couple of hours getting to grips with basic stone carving. We all had a fabulous morning and were really proud of what we had achieved at the end of it. Seriously considering a further course next time I’m in the area. We have been visiting Swanage for years and this ranks among the best activities we have ever done in the area.
Written 2 August 2023
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marlskij
Southampton, UK7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Brilliant activity to try out in a beautiful setting too
Owners were very welcoming and accommodating.
My advice is keep your ideas simple, that way you'll be able to finish them completely.
Written 12 June 2023
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Karen H
Honiton, UK20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
Excellent morning spent with friends being creative with stone carving. A great teacher - Niko, who was very patient with hammer wielding students!!
From starting at 10am without a clue what to do, to finishing at 12 with a design carved in stone is nothing more than a miracle. I would recommend this 2 hr workshop to young and old. All completed with tea and biscuits. Even the compost toilet was a novelty! A fantastic creative experience.
Written 22 April 2023
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Michael C
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
Fabulous taster 2 hour session. Would recommend it! the tutor was great and so helpful. Great to learn something new.
Written 25 January 2023
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ish1983
Southampton, UK37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
My husband and I did the 2 hour taster session and it was brilliant! We were shown the basic techniques of stone carving and given our own tablet to carve. Nico our instructor was lovely, friendly and very helpful. Location was stunning and the whole experience was amazing. Great value for money and will definitely go back for the full day experience
Written 23 January 2023
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D K
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Solo
An excellent session, the tutors were so helpful and supremely talented. I thoroughly enjoyed my session on Saturday and am very pleased with my efforts. Highly recommended and great value for money.
Written 14 November 2022
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Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We're so pleased you enjoyed the workshop. Hope we see you again.
Written 7 December 2022
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Steve R
Lytchett Matravers, UK257 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Solo
The days course on stone carving run by the tutor, Jonathan, was an absolute delight. It was very exciting to learn new skills in a new material and I will continue to develop my skills in the future. The location of the centre is superb with views over Swanage and the surrounding landscape.
Written 31 August 2022
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Pie2017
Dorset, UK3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
My daughters and I had an amazing time and I was really surprised at how much we learned in a short time.
I could not fault the tutor,Johnathon. He was kind ,encouraging, patient and very knowledgeable. Thank you.
Written 26 August 2022
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Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review. Jonathan will be over the moon that you both enjoyed it. Maybe we may see you again one day?
Written 4 September 2022
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B J
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Solo
Simone was very welcoming through out, Both were easy to ask questions of. Nico was just BRILLIANT as tutor, EXCELLENT with ALL AGES and abilities. HIGHLY RECOMMEND having a go at the taster for stone Carving.
NOTHING was too much to control for NICO, when working with a natural element, Portland stone. No mistakes, just happy accidents.
This little charity DESERVES TO BE RECOGNISED. It was fun, kept my focus, INTERESTING. For well being and mental health issues, GIVE IT A GO- I DID...... THANK YOU LADIES and BURNGATE STONE CARVING.
BeeJay
Written 30 July 2022
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Thank you so much for your lovely comments. We really do appreciate it. We are a small charitable trust, passionate about retaining the heritage skills related to Purbeck Stone. You are quite right stone carving is wonderful for mindful concentration and of course the setting helps! Hope we see you again and thanks again. Simone (I will be sure to pass on to Nico).
Written 10 August 2022
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Jules B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Friends
Fantastic 2 hour family session flew by! Very clear, patient & kind instruction from Amanda helped us to create something amazing from stone on our first visit! All kit provided & refreshments. Inspiring views to the Isle of Wight. Very highly recommended for any age / ability!
Written 28 July 2022
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Thank you for your lovely feedback. I will pass it on to Amanda. Hope we may see you again in the future
Written 10 August 2022
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  • Tue - Thu 10:00 - 14:00