01 February 2021


The project to restore the Albert Memorial, originally constructed in 1862 in Court Hill, but demolished in the 1970s to make way for housing development, is now underway. The Memorial is being erected in Prince Albert Gardens and there will be a new public garden surrounding it. The site is owned by the Town Council but no public money is being spent on the reconstruction. 

The work has been commissioned by Swanage and Purbeck Development Trust and Swanage Museum & Heritage Centre, and paid for by a private benefactor.

Once completed the garden will be handed back to the Town Council for the future use and enjoyment of local residents and visitors alike.

It is hoped that the work will be completed by May this year when there will be an official opening.

For further information please visit the Swanage Museum & Heritage Centre's website:

Thank you.