The Priest's House Museum & Garden, 23-27 High Street, Wimborne Minster, Dorset BH21 1HR
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Open Day & Finds Surgery

Posted on 26 Jun 2015
The museum is holding an Archaeological Finds Surgery and Community Open Day on Saturday 18 July, 10 to 4. Admission is FREE. Have you unearthed an interesting object you would like to know more about? If you have found something, through metal detecting, fieldwalking or from gardening etc. then bring them along to the Archaeological Finds Surgery. Ciorstaidh Hayward Trevarthen, the county's Finds Liaison Officer, will be on hand. The event is part of the Festival of British Archaeology. The national Portable Antiquities Scheme for the voluntary recording of finds, aims to advance knowledge of the history and archaeology of England and Wales by systematically recording archaeological objects found by the public. The Scheme records thousands of items of pottery and flint, metal objects, coins, and other finds (from prehistory to around 1650) each year. The museum is also hosting a Community Open Day, a wonderful display of a variety of societies and organisations with a keen interest in the history of this part of the county. Organisations will have stands to showcase their work to visitors. Discover the museum's stunning Roman wall paintings, the fascinating childhood gallery and the changing story of East Dorset. Explore our current Second World War and Treasured Mementos exhibitions, as well as period rooms from a 17th century hall to the working Victorian kitchen, finding out how life and work has changed in this historic townhouse. Stroll through our beautiful and peaceful walled garden and enjoy our Garden Tea Room, which serves hot and cold drinks and a selection of delicious cakes and light refreshments. For further information please contact the museum.