The Priest's House Museum & Garden, 23-27 High Street, Wimborne Minster, Dorset BH21 1HR
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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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Secret Stories from the Museum

Posted on 20 Nov 2013
A new Wimborne-based cultural project, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, will bring together two local theatre companies, State of Play and Persuasion Arts, in partnership with the museum, early in the New Year.
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Scrapbooking craft class

Posted on 08 Nov 2013
The museum is hosting a class on how to create beautiful scrapbooks on Wednesday 4 December, 2.30 to 4.30.
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Winter opening times and Christmas Emporium

Posted on 08 Nov 2013
The museum has announced new winter opening times from 4 November to 21 December (closed 11-12 November), Monday to Saturday 10.30 to 3.30.
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Christmas Fayre

Posted on 07 Nov 2013
The museum invites you to a Christmas Fayre, organised with the Maritime Volunteer Service, on Saturday 30 November, 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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Historic food

Posted on 16 Oct 2013
As part of Wimborne 10, the museum will be holding a historic cookery demonstration in its Victorian kitchen on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 October, 10 to 4.
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Tales from the Horrible Haunted House

Posted on 10 Oct 2013
The museum is holding an evening of ghostly tales for Halloween on Thursday 31 October, 7.30pm.
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Ferndown history display

Posted on 09 Oct 2013
The museum is hosting a display by Ferndown Historical Society until the 2 November.
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Horrible Halloween Haunted House

Posted on 09 Oct 2013
The museum is the place to be for a fantastic day of activities for all the family on Thursday 31 October, 10 to 4 (last entry 3pm).
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Meet the Conservator and Community Open Day

Posted on 01 Oct 2013
The museum is holding a community open day and an opportunity to meet the conservator on Saturday 12 October, 10.30 to 4, with free admission to the house and garden.
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From Stourhead to Stanpit

Posted on 27 Sep 2013
The Friends of the Priest’s House Museum invite you to a talk on ‘From Stourhead to Stanpit’ with Ron Taylor on Thursday 10 October, 7.30pm in the Hilda Coles Open Learning Centre at the museum.
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