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Posted: Feb 13, 2018

Sponsor a Victorian Valentine Card

Sponsor a Victorian Valentine Card as an unusual Valentine's Day gift!

The museum is inviting the public to sponsor Valentine cards from its collection as part of its fundraising effort for the Revival Project.

The museum’s collection of 350 Valentine’s cards, dating from the later Georgian to the mid-Victorian, has been identified as of national importance due to its context - the cards come from the unsold stock of John Low’s stationer’s shop on Wimborne High Street, which now forms part of the museum building.

It costs £6,600 to buy a conservation-standard display case to show our beautiful collection in a way which does not damage the cards. Visit the museum or Tourist Information Centre to find out more or pick up a Sponsor an Object booklet and form. You can sponsor an object for someone else. Just give us their name and details and you will receive a personalised certificate in return for your donation.

You can also make a donation online.

Your museum, your story, your future

Posted: Dec 13, 2018

Artwork competition launched.

Free entry to the museum

Posted: Dec 12, 2018

The museum is offering free entry in the run up to Christmas.

Exhibitions mark the end of the first world war

Posted: Nov 23, 2018

The museum is hosting two displays to commemorate the end of the first world war.

Hats for All Occasions

Posted: Nov 23, 2018

Mad Hatters beware! An exhibition at the museum features a wonderful collection of 44 different hats or forms of headwear.

The Great Pudding Stir

Posted: Nov 20, 2018

The Victorian kitchen at the museum will be serving up Christmas Pudding.

Classical Guitar Concert

Posted: Nov 15, 2018

A fun, festive concert with the Dorset Guitar Society.

East Dorset's War

Posted: Oct 19, 2018

A day of events to commemorate the end of the First World War.