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

Posted on 02 Sep 2014
The museum is hosting a class on the art of scrapbooking on Thursday 18 September, 2 to 4pm.
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Free opening and Tours of the Stores

Posted on 02 Sep 2014
The museum is taking part in Dorset Architectural Heritage Week on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 September, 10 to 4.30, with free admission to the house and garden on both days. There will also be a unique opportunity to have a free guided tour of the museum stores plus some Roman activities will be running each day.
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Toyland

Posted on 08 Aug 2014
The museum is the place to be for a fantastic day of activities for all the family on Thursday 21 August from 10 to 4 (last entry 3pm).
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The First World War in East Dorset

Posted on 08 Aug 2014
The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has awarded the museum a grant of £56,100 to uncover the history and stories of those who lived in the East Dorset area a century ago, at the time of the declaration of the First World War. The project, which is called 'The One Hundred Year Heritage of the First World War for Wimborne and East Dorset' will run throughout the period marking the centenary of the war, and will enable local people to research the effect of the war across Wimborne and East Dorset and engage them in learning about this part of their heritage. The project will begin with two 'We Want Your Stories' days, being held on Saturday 23 and Monday 25 August, between 10.30 and 3. Entry to the museum will be free for people attending the event.
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The Smuggler and the Singer

Posted on 30 Jul 2014
The museum is the venue for Tim Laycock's storytelling performance of 'The Smuggler and the Singer' on Friday 15 August, 7.30pm, full of local yarns, rollicking folk songs and curious tales.
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Scrapbooking craft class

Posted on 30 Jul 2014
The museum is hosting a class on the art of scrapbooking on Thursday 7 August, 2 to 4pm. Kathey will take you through some great ideas to show off your photos to put meaning and a story to them. Scrapbooking allows you to preserve personal and family memories to pass on to the next generation.
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Little Explorers

Posted on 21 Jul 2014
The museum is providing a fun filled morning for little one with the Little Explorers every Tuesday from 10 to 12 during the summer holidays.
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Visit the Priest's House this summer

Posted on 21 Jul 2014
From the 23 July to 30 August, Monday to Saturday, 'Sally’s Summer Sun Activities' will offer a range of self-directed craft activities as part of your visit.
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Priest's House Summer Fete

Posted on 18 Jul 2014
The museum invites you to its President's Summer Fete on Saturday 2 August, 10 to 4. Admission is just 50p while accompanied children under 18 get in for free, including entrance to the museum.
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Uncovering the past

Posted on 28 Jun 2014
The museum is holding an Archaeological Finds Surgery on Saturday 12 July from 10 to 3. If you have made archaeological finds that you would like to discover more about, Ciorstaidh Hayward Trevarthen, Dorset County Council's Finds Liaison Officer, is holding a finds surgery.
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Scrapbooking craft class

Posted on 28 Jun 2014
The museum is hosting a class on the art of scrapbooking on Tuesday 8 July, 2 to 4pm.
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Wimborne Station model railway

Posted on 26 May 2014
The museum is hosting Wimborne Railway Society's model layout of Wimborne Station on Friday 30 and Saturday 31 May from 10 to 4.30.
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Steam Stories

Posted on 26 May 2014
The museum is the place to be for a fantastic day of activities for all the family on Thursday 29 May from 10 to 4 (last entry 3pm).
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Visit the Priest’s House this half term

Posted on 26 May 2014
The museum is located in the heart of the beautiful market town of Wimborne Minster. Discover our 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.
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Horology & Picture Postcards

Posted on 10 May 2014
The Friends of the Priest's House Museum invite you to a talk on 'Horology & Picture Postcards' with Chris McKay on Thursday 15 May, 7.30pm in the Hilda Coles Open Learning Centre at the museum.
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Scrapbooking craft class

Posted on 02 May 2014
The museum is hosting a class on the art of scrapbooking on Tuesday 13 May, 2 to 4pm.
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Priest's House plant sale

Posted on 25 Apr 2014
Spring has arrived with the odd April shower. As we all begin to think about getting out into the garden, mowing the lawn and deciding what to plant in the flowerbeds this year, the Friends of the Priest's House Museum are offering the perfect opportunity to pick up a few floral bargains on Saturday 3 May from 10am to 4pm on Wimborne's Minster Green. There will be a good selection of bedding and basket plants to tempt green-fingered customers.
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Uniforms for All

Posted on 25 Apr 2014
'Uniforms for All' is a new exhibition at the museum, and runs until the 11 November.
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Castleman Trailway cycle ride

Posted on 24 Apr 2014
A cycle ride for all the family is planned along the Castleman Trailway from Colehill Memorial Hall to Moors Valley on Sunday 27 April, 10 to 4. This year is the 50th anniversary of the withdrawal of passenger train services from the area.
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Do You Really Call That Progress, Mr Marples?

Posted on 09 Apr 2014
The Priest’s House Museum Trust and East Dorset Heritage Trust invite you to a talk on 'Do You Really Call That Progress, Mr Marples? – The Politics of Railway Closures in East Dorset' with Professor Colin Divall, Professor of Railway Studies, University of York, on Friday 2 May, 7.30pm in the Hilda Coles Open Learning Centre.
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