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Where Do We Belong?

Posted on 22 May 2017

A research student, Emma Ayling, from the Institute of Archaeology, University College London, in conjunction with the museum would like to hear from people who are researching their families in East Dorset, as part of a project entitled 'Belonging – performing genealogy and family history at the Priest's House Museum – untold stories'.

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What Does East Dorset Mean to You?

Posted on 22 May 2017

What is important about the area of East Dorset as a community and place to live? A research student, Emma Ayling, would like to hear from local residents and to explore how residents in East Dorset view their locality.

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Busy Bees

Posted on 15 May 2017

The museum is the place to be for a 'Busy Bees' family activity day on Tuesday 30 May from 10.00 to 2.00. This is a Family Explorers event.

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Where Do We Belong?

Posted on 28 Apr 2017

A research student, Emma Ayling, from the Institute of Archaeology, University College London, in conjunction with the Priest's House Museum & Garden, The Museum of East Dorset, would like to hear from people who are researching their families in East Dorset, as part of a project entitled 'Belonging – performing genealogy and family history at the Priest's House Museum – untold stories'.

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Family Fun and Share Your Views

Posted on 27 Apr 2017

The museum is holding a family friendly fun event to celebrate its blossoming garden during the spring time on Saturday 29 April. Entrance will be free between 10.00 and 4.00 and from 12.00 there is a chance to take part in children’s activities and tours around the garden, including tombola, plant a seed and an egg hunt. This event has been planned by two students volunteering from Bournemouth and Poole College, working with the museum.

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Volunteers Needed

Posted on 21 Apr 2017

The museum and Wimborne Tourist Information Centre are holding an information session at the museum for new volunteers on Thursday 27 April at 2.30pm. The session is being organised as part of 'Discover Wimborne', an initiative by Wimborne BID.

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Little Explorers

Posted on 10 Apr 2017

The museum is providing a fun filled morning for little ones on Tuesday 18 April from 10.00 to 12.00.

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Volunteers Needed

Posted on 27 Mar 2017

The museum and Tourist Information Centre are holding information sessions at the museum for new volunteers at 10.00 on 7 and 27 April 2017. The sessions are being organised as part of 'Discover Wimborne', an initiative by Wimborne BID.

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Have Your Say

Posted on 23 Mar 2017

The museum is inviting you, the public, to share your views on the museum and how it can be developed for the future. The museum is keen to know your opinions about the building, and the services and facilities that it currently offers. Two Open Days have been arranged: A Community Open Day on Saturday 1 April open to the public, 10.00 to 4.00 A Family Open Day on Saturday 8 April aimed at parents, grandparents and children, 2.00 to 4.00

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Finds Surgery

Posted on 23 Mar 2017

Members of Dorset County Council's Historic Environment team will be at the museum on Tuesday 28 March, 10.30 to 1.00.

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Volunteers Needed

Posted on 03 Mar 2017
The museum is holding an information session for new volunteers at 10.00am on Thursday 9 March 2017. The museum needs people who are interested in helping in the Tea Room, Tourist Information Centre and Learning Team.
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Book Bonanza

Posted on 02 Mar 2017
A secondhand book fair will be held at the museum on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 March, 10am to 3pm. A vast array of books will be available for purchase covering a variety of topics, including some collectable editions.
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Tommy's Sisters

Posted on 02 Mar 2017
A film and performance about life in Dorset in 1916 is coming to Wimborne's Royal British Legion on Friday 17 March at 7.30pm. Tommy's Sisters tells the moving story of life on the home front through the eyes of four women and a girl.
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'Be My...'

Posted on 07 Feb 2017
'Be My…' Valentine's Day Exhibition considers the tradition of sending Valentine's cards and explores how, over the years, love messages have taken a variety of forms - from the sweet and romantic to the satirical and insulting. It can be seen at the museum from 4-28 February.
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Tea Hearts

Posted on 07 Feb 2017
Tea Hearts is an afternoon tea event focused on bringing folks of all ages together this Valentine's Day, 14 February, 2pm to 4pm. The event has been designed by a group of five Arts University Bournemouth Creative Events Management students.
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Wonderful Wednesdays

Posted on 26 Jan 2017
A hidden treasure in the centre of Wimborne is the Garden Tea Room at the museum. Access to the tea room will be free for any tea room customers every Wednesday throughout February. There is a separate admission charge for visitors to the house and museum.
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Christmas Evening

Posted on 14 Dec 2016
The Friends of the Priest's House Museum & Garden in Wimborne invite you to a festive Christmas evening on Tuesday 20 December, 7.30pm.
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100 Years of Cub Scouts

Posted on 10 Dec 2016
The museum is currently hosting an exhibition celebrating 100 years of the Cub Scouts, which officially began on 16 December 1916.
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Great Pudding Stir

Posted on 10 Dec 2016
The Victorian kitchen at the museum will be serving up Christmas Pudding on Saturday 10 December from 10.00 to 4.00. Visitors are invited to take part in the annual Great Pudding Stir as the museum spreads a little festive cheer.
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Cnut the Great

Posted on 10 Dec 2016
The museum is holding a talk on 'Cnut the Great: King, Emperor, Viking, Christian - A Dorset Perspective', on Thursday 8 December, 7.30pm. W.B. Bartlett, author of 'King Cnut & the Viking Conquest of England 1016', explores the significance of Cnut's life and his impact on Dorset and the surrounding region.
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