Tyneham Village

Dorset's Forgotten village

Tyneham Village in Dorset has been deserted for over 60 years, since the second world war. Before that it was an idyllic countryside village, only a couple of miles from the sea and the delightful Worbarrow Bay. It had it’s own school, church and post office, several farms and lots of cottages and the mansion called Tyneham House, or the Great House as it was known.


Life for the villagers was idyllic and simple. There was no electricity or running water but it was still a lovely place to live, free from the trouble and strife of the outside world. All this changed just before the Christmas of 1943 when the villagers were told they must leave temporarily,however they have not been allowed to return to this day and the village of Tyneham has remained as if frozen in time for the last 60 years. Tyneham History.

Map and Accommodation

See our map page if you are unsure of how to get to Tyneham village. If you are coming from afar you can check to see the local accommodation that is available in the surrounding area. Please check the opening times as the village of Tyneham is not always open to the public as it is now within the Army firing ranges.

Tyneham Remembered DVD

RMG Wildlife, producers of the locally renowned Dorset Towns & Villages series have now released a feature length DVD called Tyneham Remembered. See our full length review of this wonderful DVD. We can assure you it is a ‘must have’ for anyone interested in Tyneham Village and is a worthwhile addition to all the Tyneham Books which are already available.

Tyneham Video Footage

Apart from the Tyneham Remembered DVD, there are numerous short Tyneham videos on YouTube. You will find most of them scattered throughout this website in various different articles. However we have also put them all together on our Tyneham Video Page.

Witness the lost village

Life for the villagers was idyllic and simple.