The Priest's House Museum & Garden, 23-27 High Street, Wimborne Minster, Dorset BH21 1HR
01202 882533


1 Jul - 11 Nov 2016

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Marking the centenary of the Battle of the Somme

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School visits available all year.

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Welcome to the Museum of East Dorset

The Priest's House Museum & Garden is located in the heart of the beautiful market town of Wimborne Minster.

Using collections rich in archaeology and costume, and childhood and local history material, the museum tells the story of East Dorset. Period rooms, from a 17th century hall to the working Victorian kitchen, show how life and work has changed in this historic townhouse. There are 10 galleries to explore. Displays include audio descriptions and children's activities. A beautiful walled garden, gift shop and tearoom complete any visit.

The museum works closely with the local community. They participate in the museum through volunteering, learning and family activity programmes, exhibitions, community projects and reminiscence workshops.

What's on

Lace in Dorset
Tue 18 Oct 7.30pm

First World War in East Dorset
Sat 22 Oct 10.00 - 4.30

Sally's Holiday Activities
22-29 Oct

Family Explorers: Magical Mayhem
Thu 27 Oct 10.00 - 3.00

The Hilda Coles Open Learning Centre

The Hilda Coles Open Learning Centre has been constructed along one side of the garden, and houses collection stores, a multi-functional learning and community space, a new tearoom, and visitor facilities.

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