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.
Walking the Wall fundraising appeal
Rachel Limb, one of the Trustees of the museum, has walked the full length of the Hadrian's Wall National Path in aid of the Priest's House Museum Trust. Anyone wishing to support Rachel and the museum can donate via a JustGiving fundraising page.
Tue 6 Oct, 7.30pm
Tickets £6 available from Wimborne Tourist Information Centre or on 01202 886116
Sally's Awesome Autumnal Activities
24 - 31 Oct, 10.00 - 4.30
The Weevil in the Biscuit
Tue 27 Oct, 7.00pm
Tickets £10 can be purchased online at www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/ELLJII
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.