The Priest's House Museum & Garden, 23-27 High Street, Wimborne Minster, Dorset BH21 1HR
01202 882533  museum@priest-house.co.uk

How Does Your Garden Grow?

14 Apr - 30 Sep 2017

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Gardening in East Dorset

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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.

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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Trustees

We are currently finalising plans for a major re-development of the museum incorporating the East Dorset Information Centre that will transform our visitor offer and enable us to reach out to and engage new audiences.

Following a governance review we are seeking to appoint up to four new Trustees to join our Trustee Board who can bring experience and skills in business management and commercial development, communications, fundraising and heritage management to help us deliver this exciting project and develop our longer term ambitions.

The role of Trustee is non-executive, providing a rewarding opportunity to use your expertise and experience to support and shape our future. For a recruitment pack please contact Sam Hunt at henleymanor@btinternet.com.

Deadline for applications: Friday 30 June 2017. Interviews will be held on: Friday 14 July 2017


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