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

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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Lost Tracks

Posted on 09 Apr 2014
'Lost Tracks – Remembering East Dorset's Railways' is a new exhibition developed by the museum and the East Dorset Heritage Trust, and runs from the 1 April to 30 June. It marks the 50th anniversary of the withdrawal of passenger train services from the area.
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Visit the Priest's House this Easter

Posted on 02 Apr 2014
From the 5 to 19 April, Monday to Saturday, 'Buster Bunny's Big Easter Activities' will offer a range of self-directed craft activities as part of your visit.
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Little Easter Explorers

Posted on 02 Apr 2014
Come and join the Little Easter Explorers at the museum and discover an eggstra-ordinary morning of fun for little ones!
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Celtic Tales with Taprisha

Posted on 10 Feb 2014
The museum welcomes well known local storyteller, Taprisha, on Friday 21 February.
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Spring Half Term

Posted on 28 Jan 2014
The museum will be open from the 15 to 22 February (closed Sunday), 10 to 4.30. Admission charges apply, and the house and garden tearoom will be open.
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The Streets of Bournemouth

Posted on 23 Dec 2013
The Friends of the Priest’s House Museum invite you to a talk on 'The Streets of Bournemouth' with Professor Vincent May on Thursday 16 January, 7.30pm in the Hilda Coles Open Learning Centre at the museum in Wimborne Minster.
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Free Christmas opening

Posted on 29 Nov 2013
Celebrate the Christmas period by visiting the museum from Saturday 7 to Saturday 21 December, excluding Saturday 14 December, (closed Sundays), 10.30 to 3.30. Admission is FREE, and the house and garden tearoom will be open and festively decorated.
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The Great Pudding Stir

Posted on 29 Nov 2013
The Victorian kitchen at the museum will be brimming with the smells of Christmas Pudding on Saturday 14 December from 10.30 to 4. Visitors are invited to take part in the annual Great Pudding Stir as the museum spreads a little festive cheer.
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Little Christmas Explorers

Posted on 21 Nov 2013
Every Tuesday from 2 to 3pm in the run up to Christmas at the museum, join the Little Christmas Explorers and discover our festive and fun museum.
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