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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 www.wimbornefolk.co.uk.

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.

East Dorset's War

Posted: Oct 19, 2018

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

Tivoli Theatre exhibition

Posted: Oct 19, 2018

Tivoli Theatre marks 25th anniversary with exhibition.

'Spooktacular' Family Explorers

Posted: Oct 5, 2018

A 'spooktacular' family activity day.

Help behind-the-scenes at the museum

Posted: Oct 4, 2018

Exciting opportunity for volunteers to help behind-the-scenes at the museum.

Hinton Martell and the First World War

Posted: Oct 3, 2018

The museum will be visiting Hinton Martell on Thursday 11 October 2018 appealing for information from the time of the first world war.

Trustees needed

Posted: Sep 24, 2018

The Trust is seeking to appoint up to three new Trustees to join the Trustee Board.

Growing Up in Edwardian Wimborne and Further Afield

Posted: Sep 9, 2018

A talk that scratches the surface of the so-called 'Golden Age' and looks at how real children lived, worked and played.