Welcome to the Museum of East Dorset
The Priest's House will continue to fulfil its role of being a lively and accessible reflection of life and society in East Dorset.
John Newth, Dorset Life - The Dorset Magazine, July 2009
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 onWhat They Left Behind
19, 20, 25, 26, 27 and 28 May, 8.00pm
Wimborne Community Theatre’s production focuses on the impact of the Great War on people living in Wimborne. The production, involving children, adults and members of local choirs and an orchestra, starts on the Minster Green and takes place in several town centre locations, including the museum.
Tickets available from Allendale House on 01202 888992 and Wimborne Tourist Information Centre on 01202 886116
Wimborne History Festival
Sat 16 and Sun 17 Jul
The Priest's House Museum & Garden is proud to be part of the Wimborne History Festival.
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.