The Priest's House Museum & Garden, 23-27 High Street, Wimborne Minster, Dorset BH21 1HR
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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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Christmas Fayre

Posted on 16 Nov 2016
The museum invites you to a Christmas Fayre, organised with the Maritime Volunteer Service, on Saturday 26 November, 10.00 to 4.00. Admission is FREE.
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Somerset and Dorset Railway

Posted on 09 Nov 2016
An exhibition and a range of arts performances will all be taking place at the museum on Saturday 19 November, 10.00 to 4.30 (arts performances from 2.00). This will be the final event of the Somerset & Dorset Railway's anniversary year. Admission to the museum and the performances on the 19 November will be FREE.
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Archaeology of the Body

Posted on 09 Nov 2016
The museum is holding an archaeology workshop on 'Archaeology of the Body' with Dr Wendelin Morrison on Saturday 19 November, 9.30am to 12.30pm.
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Tommy's Sisters

Posted on 09 Nov 2016
A live performance will take place at the premiere of a short film, Tommy's Sisters – Five Women in 1916, at the museum on Friday, November 11 at 7.30pm, as part of the museum's 'The One Hundred Year Heritage of the First World War for Wimborne and East Dorset' project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
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The Story of the Victorian Villa

Posted on 09 Nov 2016
The museum is holding a talk on 'The Story of the Victorian Villa', on Thursday 10 November, 7.30pm. This illustrated talk will explore the history and contents of Sir Merton and Lady Russell-Cotes' cliff top Victorian villa in Bournemouth, today the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum.
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What Does East Dorset Mean to You?

Posted on 22 Oct 2016
What is important about the area of East Dorset as a community and place to live? 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, is hosting a number of workshops around East Dorset, to explore how residents in East Dorset view their locality.
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Family Explorers - Magical Mayhem!

Posted on 16 Oct 2016
Head on over to the museum on Thursday 27 October, 10.00 to 3.00, for a fun-filled day of magic! Get stuck in with a range of magical arts and craft activities. Be enchanted by our spellbinding storytellers as they weave their magical tales in the 17th century hall. Dress up in your best magical costume!
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First World War in East Dorset

Posted on 13 Oct 2016
To mark Wimborne Food & Drink Festival, the museum will offering free entry on Saturday 22 October, 10.00 to 4.30.
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Lace in Dorset

Posted on 05 Oct 2016
The museum is holding a talk on 'Lace in Dorset – its history, manufacture and use' with Liz Pass, on Tuesday 18 October, 7.30pm. Liz will give an illustrated talk on the history of lace in Europe, its manufacture in Dorset towns and its use on furnishings and clothing by those who could afford it.
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Wonderful Wednesdays

Posted on 20 Sep 2016
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 from 21 September to 19 October 2016. There is a separate admission charge for visitors to the house and museum.
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Volunteers Needed

Posted on 12 Sep 2016
The museum is holding an information session about volunteering on Friday 23 September, 10.30 to 12.30. To discover more about volunteering at the museum come along to an informal morning, including a guided tour of the museum and the opportunity to meet some of our volunteers. Tea and coffee will be provided.
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Open Weekend

Posted on 02 Sep 2016
The museum is taking part in Dorset Architectural Heritage Week on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 September, 10.00 to 4.30, with free admission to the house, museum and garden on both days.
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My Life and Times at Harrods

Posted on 23 Aug 2016
A fund raising event organised by the Mayor of Wimborne, Cllr Sue Cook, supporting her chosen charities will take place at the museum. Entitled 'My life and times at Harrods...and other tales! - an evening with Robin Cook'. A humorous account of his life in the retail trade, much of which was spent working at the world famous store, promises to be an entertaining evening. The talk is on Friday 2 September in the Hilda Coles Open Learning Centre at the museum commencing at 7.30pm. Tickets £10, to include a glass of wine and canapes, are strictly limited. Contact 01202 889199 / 07968 265897 or email sueacook@hotmail.co.uk to reserve yours.

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