The Priest's House Museum & Garden, 23-27 High Street, Wimborne Minster, Dorset BH21 1HR
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The Kitchen is the Key to Victory

Posted on 24 Dec 2014
The Friends of the Priest’s House Museum invite you to a talk on 'The Kitchen is the Key to Victory': Women, Food and the Great War on Thursday 15 January, 7.30pm in the Hilda Coles Open Learning Centre at the museum.
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Looking after your personal treasures

Posted on 10 Dec 2014
The museum is holding a conservation training day on Thursday 18 December, 10 to 3.30. From 3.30 to 4.30 there will be a free public advice surgery for anyone seeking advice from the conservator on how best to look after their personal treasures.
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First World War events

Posted on 10 Dec 2014
The museum is organising a series of free events in the run up to Christmas to tie in with its current exhibition 'First World War Stories'. These events have been supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
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Free Christmas opening

Posted on 04 Dec 2014
Celebrate the Christmas period by visiting the Priest's House Museum & Garden in Wimborne Minster from Monday 8 to Tuesday 23 December (excluding Saturday 13 December, closed Sundays), 10 to 3. Admission is FREE, and the house and garden tearoom will be open and festively decorated.
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The Great Pudding Stir

Posted on 02 Dec 2014
The Victorian kitchen at the Priest's House Museum & Garden in Wimborne Minster will be brimming with the smells of Christmas Pudding on Saturday 13 December from 10.30 to 4. Visitors are invited to take part in the annual Great Pudding Stir as the museum spreads a little festive cheer.
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The Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site

Posted on 21 Nov 2014
The Friends of the Priest's House Museum invite you to a talk on 'The Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site: Conservation of Outstanding Universal Value' with Vincent May, Emeritus Professor of Geomorphology at Bournemouth University on Thursday 27 November, 7.30pm in the Hilda Coles Open Learning Centre at the museum.
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Christmas Fayre

Posted on 13 Nov 2014
The museum invites you to a Christmas Fayre, organised with the Maritime Volunteer Service, on Saturday 29 November, 10 to 4. Admission is FREE, including entrance to the museum. There will be a range of stalls for visitors to browse, including cakes, raffle, jewellery, accessories, £1 stall, toys, books, gifts and children's tombola. Refreshments will be available in the garden tearoom.
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Scrapbooking craft class

Posted on 29 Oct 2014
The museum is hosting a class on the art of scrapbooking on Thursday 6 November, 2 to 4pm. Kathey will take you through some great ideas to show off your photos to put meaning and a story to them. Scrapbooking allows you to preserve personal and family memories to pass on to the next generation.
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Creepy Crawlies and Batty Bats

Posted on 21 Oct 2014
The museum is the place to be for a fantastic day of activities for all the family on Thursday 30 October, 10 to 4 (last entry 3pm).
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Roman day school

Posted on 21 Oct 2014
The museum is running a Roman day school on Saturday 1 November, 10 to 4.30. A packed programme of excellent speakers is planned.
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Roman Fare

Posted on 21 Oct 2014
To celebrate Wimborne Food & Drink Festival, the museum will be giving visitors the opportunity to discover and taste some Roman recipes on Saturday 25 October, 10 to 4.30.
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Meet the Conservator

Posted on 21 Oct 2014
The museum is holding a hands-on conservation day on Tuesday 28 October, 10.30 to 4. Discover how to care for your treasured toys and see a conservator in action.
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Clocks Through the Eye of the Picture Postcard

Posted on 21 Oct 2014
The Friends of the Priest's House Museum invite you to a talk on 'Clocks Through the Eye of the Picture Postcard' with Chris McKay on Thursday 23 October, 7.30pm in the Hilda Coles Open Learning Centre at the museum.
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Princess Mary's Gift

Posted on 21 Oct 2014
The museum will be hosting sessions with Martin on Saturday 11 October, Saturday 25 October, Saturday 1 November and Saturday 8 November, 10 to 4.30, and Thursday 6 November, 2.30 to 4.30, in order to photograph your Gift Boxes and record the details of the original owners.
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Scrapbooking craft class

Posted on 03 Oct 2014
The museum is hosting a class on the art of scrapbooking on Thursday 9 October, 2 to 4pm.
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Scrapbooking craft class

Posted on 02 Sep 2014
The museum is hosting a class on the art of scrapbooking on Thursday 18 September, 2 to 4pm.
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Free opening and Tours of the Stores

Posted on 02 Sep 2014
The museum is taking part in Dorset Architectural Heritage Week on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 September, 10 to 4.30, with free admission to the house and garden on both days. There will also be a unique opportunity to have a free guided tour of the museum stores plus some Roman activities will be running each day.
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Toyland

Posted on 08 Aug 2014
The museum is the place to be for a fantastic day of activities for all the family on Thursday 21 August from 10 to 4 (last entry 3pm).
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The First World War in East Dorset

Posted on 08 Aug 2014
The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has awarded the museum a grant of £56,100 to uncover the history and stories of those who lived in the East Dorset area a century ago, at the time of the declaration of the First World War. The project, which is called 'The One Hundred Year Heritage of the First World War for Wimborne and East Dorset' will run throughout the period marking the centenary of the war, and will enable local people to research the effect of the war across Wimborne and East Dorset and engage them in learning about this part of their heritage. The project will begin with two 'We Want Your Stories' days, being held on Saturday 23 and Monday 25 August, between 10.30 and 3. Entry to the museum will be free for people attending the event.
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The Smuggler and the Singer

Posted on 30 Jul 2014
The museum is the venue for Tim Laycock's storytelling performance of 'The Smuggler and the Singer' on Friday 15 August, 7.30pm, full of local yarns, rollicking folk songs and curious tales.
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