The Priest's House Museum & Garden, 23-27 High Street, Wimborne Minster, Dorset BH21 1HR
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Marvellous Mondays

Posted on 26 Jun 2015
A hidden treasure in the centre of Wimborne Minster is the Garden Tea Room at the museum. New for this summer, access to the tea room will be free for any tea room customers every Monday until the end of September. There is a separate admission charge for visitors to the house and museum.
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Somme

Posted on 26 Jun 2015
The museum is holding a drop in session with Martin Barry on Saturday 4 July, 10.30 to 4. Martin is appealing for family stories of the Battle of the Somme.
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Forget-Me-Not

Posted on 18 Jun 2015
Following on from last month's Dementia Awareness Week the museum is holding another Forget-Me-Not craft session on Friday 19 June, 10.00 to 12.00.
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Special opening

Posted on 02 Jun 2015
To celebrate Wimborne Minster Folk Festival, the museum will be open on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 June, 10 to 4.30, for the special admission price of £1 (children FREE).
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The Stories of Red Hanrahan

Posted on 27 May 2015
As part of Wimborne Minster Folk Festival, Sting in the Tale and the Priest's House Museum & Garden are hosting an evening of folk based tales with local storyteller Amabel Clarke on Saturday 13 June, 7 for 7.30pm at the museum.
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Introduction to Archaeology

Posted on 27 May 2015
The museum is organising an archaeology course on five consecutive Saturdays, starting on the 6 June, from 9.30 to 11.30am. The course tutor will be Dr Wendelin Morrison.
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We need you

Posted on 20 May 2015
The Museum is holding two volunteer open days on Wednesday 27 May, 2.00 to 4.00, and Saturday 30 May, 11.00 to 1.00.
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Roman Explorers

Posted on 14 May 2015
The museum is the place to be for a fantastic day of Roman activities for all the family on Thursday 28 May from 10 to 4 (last entry 3pm).
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Forget-Me-Not

Posted on 14 May 2015
As part of Dementia Awareness Week 2015 the museum is holding a Forget-Me-Not craft session on Friday 22 May, 10.00 to 12.00. Join an informal and fun session knitting or crocheting Forget-Me-Nots which will be made into bouquets to be displayed in the museum and other local venues. Some equipment will be provided so bring your knitting needles and crochet hooks, plus any spare blue, yellow or white wool you may have and come along for a Knit and a Knatter!
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Second World War Stories

Posted on 08 May 2015
'Second World War Stories' is a new exhibition at the museum. It marks the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War. To mark VE Day the museum will be offering FREE admission on Friday 8 and Saturday 9 May for visitors to see the exhibition. Visitors to the museum on Saturday 9 May, 10.00 to 4.00, will also be treated to a display of wartime recipes. They will be able to pick up some culinary tips, as they discover how the enterprising housewife prepared meals when faced with the constraints of wartime rationing.
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Museum Memories

Posted on 20 Apr 2015
The museum is organising a monthly reminiscence session. The programme is funded by POPP (Dorset Partnership for Older People Project) and supported by the Alzheimer's Society. The next session will be held on Monday 27 April, 2.15 to 3.30.
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Easter activities

Posted on 25 Mar 2015
Come and join the Little Easter Explorers at the museum and discover an eggstra-ordinary morning of fun for little ones!
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Museum Memories

Posted on 25 Mar 2015
The museum is organising a monthly reminiscence session. The programme is funded by POPP (Dorset Partnership for Older People Project) and supported by the Alzheimer's Society. The next session will be held on Monday 30 March, 2.15 to 3.30.
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'Caves of the Thousand Buddhas'

Posted on 20 Feb 2015
The Friends of the Priest's House Museum invite you to a talk on the 'Caves of the Thousand Buddhas: Archaeology on the Eastern Silk Road' by Dr Alastair Morrison on Thursday 12 March, 7.30pm in the Hilda Coles Open Learning Centre at the museum.
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Second World War Stories

Posted on 17 Feb 2015
'Second World War Stories' is a new exhibition at the museum, opening on the 1 April and continuing until the 1 August. It will mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the second world war.
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Museum Memories

Posted on 13 Feb 2015
The museum is organising a monthly reminiscence session. The programme is funded by POPP (Dorset Partnership for Older People Project) and supported by the Alzheimer's Society. The next session will be held on Monday 23 February, 2.15 to 3.30.
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Sally's Spring Surprise Activities

Posted on 06 Feb 2015
The museum will have a range of self-directed craft activities as part of a visit to the museum from the 14 to 21 February (closed Sunday), 10 to 3. Admission charges apply, and the house and tearoom will be open.
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Great Dorset Archaeology and Mysteries Quiz

Posted on 22 Jan 2015
The museum and the East Dorset Antiquarian Society are organising a fun quiz night on Friday 13 February, 7.30pm at the museum in Wimborne Minster.
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Museum Memories

Posted on 22 Jan 2015
The museum is organising a monthly reminiscence session beginning on Monday 26 January, 2.15 to 3.30. The programme is funded by POPP (Dorset Partnership for Older People Project) and supported by the Alzheimer's Society.
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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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