The Priest's House Museum & Garden, 23-27 High Street, Wimborne Minster, Dorset BH21 1HR
01202 882533  museum@priest-house.co.uk

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12 Dec 2016 - 18 Mar 2017

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Welcome to the Museum of East Dorset

The Priest's House Museum & Garden is located in the heart of the beautiful market town of Wimborne Minster.

Using collections rich in archaeology and costume, and childhood and local history material, the museum tells the story of East Dorset. Period rooms, from a 17th century hall to the working Victorian kitchen, show how life and work has changed in this historic townhouse. There are 10 galleries to explore. Displays include audio descriptions and children's activities. A beautiful walled garden, gift shop and tearoom complete any visit.

The museum works closely with the local community. They participate in the museum through volunteering, learning and family activity programmes, exhibitions, community projects and reminiscence workshops.

The Hilda Coles Open Learning Centre

The Hilda Coles Open Learning Centre has been constructed along one side of the garden, and houses collection stores, a multi-functional learning and community space, a new tearoom, and visitor facilities.

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Revival Project Survey 2017 – Have Your Say

The Priest’s House Museum Trust is currently developing an application to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to refurbish the museum (the total cost of the project is estimated at around £1.6 million).

This project would aim to improve access for all visitors around the main building and improve the visitor experience for a range of different audiences. Formal consultation is a requirement of the HLF application process and to help develop ideas and provide support for this application we need your views. We would be very grateful if you could take some time to fill in this questionnaire, regardless of whether you have previously visited the museum or not.

You have until 30 April 2017 to complete the survey. Take survey


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