Posted: Jun 6, 2018

Special Opening at the Priest's House

The museum is celebrating Wimborne Minster Folk Festival.

To celebrate Wimborne Minster Folk Festival, the museum will be open on Friday 8 June, Saturday 9 June and Sunday 10 June 2018, 10am to 4.30pm, for the special admission price of £1 (children FREE).

As part of the Folk Festival the museum will also be hosting the Tashi Lhunpo Tibetan Monks from Wednesday 6 to Sunday 10 June. Over a period of five days they will be creating an image of a Buddha's palace out of millions of grains of coloured sand. Further details can be found at

Discover the museum's stunning Roman wall paintings, the fascinating childhood gallery and a unique Victorian Valentine card collection as the museum tells the story of East Dorset. Explore period rooms from a 17th century hall to the working Victorian kitchen, finding out how life and work has changed in this historic townhouse.

Wander through a beautiful walled garden, which features old varieties of fruit trees and colourful herbaceous borders. In the Garden Tea Room visitors can relax and enjoy a refreshing drink and a selection of delicious cakes.

If you would like any further information please contact the museum.

Dig It

A day of archaeological family fun.
Posted: Jul 17, 2018

Wimborne History Festival

We are taking part in this year's Wimborne History Festival on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 July.
Posted: Jul 13, 2018


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Posted: Jun 23, 2018

Rena Gardiner - A Dorset Artist

A new exhibition of prints and books by Rena Gardiner.
Posted: Jun 19, 2018


The Great War – Storytelling and Music with Harp and a Monkey

Award-winning modern folk and storytelling trio Harp and a Monkey perform their acclaimed First World War show.
Jul 20, 2018

Wimborne History Festival

Home Front and children's activities, part of Wimborne History Festival.
Jul 21, 2018

Wimborne History Festival

Home Front and children's activities, part of Wimborne History Festival.
Jul 22, 2018

Tistou the Boy with Green Fingers

Bluebird the Storytelling tell a delightful story of a young boy who manages to avert a war with flowers.
Jul 22, 2018


Set in the heart of the charming, historic market town of Wimborne Minster, Wimborne Tourist Information Centre provides a warm welcome to visitors and local residents.