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This claims to be the smallest town hall building in England, although it is no longer used as such and instead serves as the town?s museum. I think it could also stake a claim as one of the smallest museums, consisting as it does of basically one large display case! This contains a hotch-potch of items, including dinosaur footprints, relics of the clay and Purbeck marble industries, household objects, old photos, etc.
The town hall building itself dates from the early 18th century. Its claim to be the smallest in England is based on the fact that the floor area of the Council Chamber is only 350 square feet. Admission is free, but both the museum and the on-going restoration of the Town Hall rely on donations. These can be made through a slot in the wall near the door, but it?s more fun to use the one in the display case as your coin will roll down a tube and strike an old bell strategically placed beneath it!
Address: 1 West Street, Corfe Castle, BH20 5HA
Directions: A few metres from the village square ? turn left in front of the National Trust gift shop
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