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!
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com to reserve yours.
Heritage Lottery Fund support announced
Posted on 23 Aug 2016
The museum has been awarded £145,200 by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to enable it to develop its 'Revival' project proposal which will ensure that the museum is fit for the challenges of the 21st century. The museum now has 12 months in which to finalise detailed plans and submit a Round 2 application.
The museum is holding a First World War conference on Saturday 20 August, 9.30 to 4.30 at the Wimborne Community Learning and Resource Centre. The theme will be the 'Interpretation, Commemoration and Memory of the First World War by the Community'. The conference is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
The Priest's House Theatre Company presents 'Lost in Time' at the museum on Monday 15 August at 4.00 (doors open 3.30). When Tanya visits her local museum, she finds herself caught up in a series of dramatic encounters, some funny, some mysterious, some downright scary! Tickets are priced at £3 (children FREE) with limited tickets available on the door (first come, first served). Part of 'Sting in the Tale - A Festival of Stories'.
Posted on 03 Aug 2016
The museum is giving young nature lovers the opportunity to go wild every Thursday morning, 10.00 to 12.00, from 11-25 August. Discover more about the garden's creatures and get stuck in with craft activities, quizzes and trails. Each week there will be a different theme.
The museum is thrilled to be a part of 'Sting in the Tale – A Festival of Stories' again this year. On Tuesday 9 August there is 'Museum of Memories' with Kate McStraw and Lorna Rees, while bok Theatre with Alessandro Babalola will be performing 'J C Lecacy' on Wednesday 10 August.
The Friends of the Priest's House Museum are holding the annual Summer Fete at the museum in Wimborne on Saturday 6 August, 10.00 to 4.00. Jam-packed with fantastic stalls and activities, it's a fun day out for the whole family topped off with a performance of 'Beowulf' by Rattlebox Theatre and live music from the fabulous local ukulele group, Skittle Alley Strummers.
A hidden treasure in the centre of Wimborne Minster is the Garden Tea Room at the museum. Access to the tea room will be free for any tea room customers from Monday 4 July to Saturday 9 July. There is a separate admission charge for visitors to the house and museum.
The museum is hosting an outdoor production of Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy on Saturday 25 June at 6.30pm. This touring production has been adapted and directed by Charmaine K Parkin and is presented by SISATA Open Air Theatre.
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