The Priest's House Museum & Garden, 23-27 High Street, Wimborne Minster, Dorset BH21 1HR
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70th Anniversary of VJ Day

Posted on 10 Aug 2015
Saturday 15 August will be the last opportunity for visitors to see 'Second World War Stories'. To mark the 70th anniversary of VJ Day and the end of the war, the museum will be offering FREE admission on Saturday 15 August, 10.00 to 4.30.
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A WW1 Piece with BOK Theatre

Posted on 29 Jul 2015
The museum is the venue for bok Theatre's performance of 'A WW1 Piece' on Saturday 15 August, 2.45 or 4.45 (performance time approximately 50 minutes). This piece theatrically looks at the Great War. From the patriotic excitement and propaganda, to the boy soldiers, trench life, poets and shell shock victims, bok Theatre will seek to bring the reality of the conflict to life, taking the audience on a roller-coaster of emotions.
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The Summer Fete in the Secret Garden

Posted on 27 Jul 2015
On Saturday 8 August the museum’s wonderful walled garden will play host to a Summer Fete. The garden's hidden alcoves and secluded lawns will be packed with events and activities for all the family from 10.00 to 4.00. It is a wonderful chance to take a peek behind the museum's High Street façade and discover this secret treasure with its colourful herbaceous borders, traditional vegetable patch and fruit trees.
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Family Explorers - Things to Make and Do

Posted on 27 Jul 2015
The museum is the place to be for a fantastic day of activities for all the family on Thursday 6 August from 10.00 to 12.30 and 1.00 to 4.00 (last entry 3pm). Relive the classic era of Ladybird books with original activities for you to make and do.
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Wild About...

Posted on 27 Jul 2015
The museum is giving young nature lovers the opportunity to go wild every Wednesday afternoon from 1.00 to 2.30 over the next few weeks, thanks to its friends at the Dorset Wildlife Trust. Join Dorset Wildlife Trust to find out more about the garden's creatures and get stuck in with craft activities, quizzes and trails. There will be ideas to make garden visitors welcome at home. Each week there will be a different theme.
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Little Explorers

Posted on 27 Jul 2015
The museum is providing a fun filled morning for little one with the Little Explorers every Tuesday from 10.00 to 12.00 during the summer holidays. Discover the exciting stories and objects in the museum. Each week there will be a different theme, with art and craft activities, stories and games.
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Finding Pitt-Rivers

Posted on 26 Jun 2015
The Friends of the Priest's House Museum invite you to a talk on 'Finding Pitt-Rivers' by Jane Ellis-Schön on Tuesday 28 July, 7.30pm in the Hilda Coles Open Learning Centre at the museum.
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Earth Detectives

Posted on 26 Jun 2015
Calling all budding archaeologists. The museum is the place to be for some archaeological family fun, on Saturday 25 July from 10 to 4.30, as we celebrate the Festival of British Archaeology.
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Open Day & Finds Surgery

Posted on 26 Jun 2015
The museum is holding an Archaeological Finds Surgery and Community Open Day on Saturday 18 July, 10 to 4. Admission is FREE.
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Marvellous Mondays

Posted on 26 Jun 2015
A hidden treasure in the centre of Wimborne Minster is the Garden Tea Room at the museum. New for this summer, access to the tea room will be free for any tea room customers every Monday until the end of September. There is a separate admission charge for visitors to the house and museum.
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Somme

Posted on 26 Jun 2015
The museum is holding a drop in session with Martin Barry on Saturday 4 July, 10.30 to 4. Martin is appealing for family stories of the Battle of the Somme.
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Forget-Me-Not

Posted on 18 Jun 2015
Following on from last month's Dementia Awareness Week the museum is holding another Forget-Me-Not craft session on Friday 19 June, 10.00 to 12.00.
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Special opening

Posted on 02 Jun 2015
To celebrate Wimborne Minster Folk Festival, the museum will be open on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 June, 10 to 4.30, for the special admission price of £1 (children FREE).
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The Stories of Red Hanrahan

Posted on 27 May 2015
As part of Wimborne Minster Folk Festival, Sting in the Tale and the Priest's House Museum & Garden are hosting an evening of folk based tales with local storyteller Amabel Clarke on Saturday 13 June, 7 for 7.30pm at the museum.
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Introduction to Archaeology

Posted on 27 May 2015
The museum is organising an archaeology course on five consecutive Saturdays, starting on the 6 June, from 9.30 to 11.30am. The course tutor will be Dr Wendelin Morrison.
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We need you

Posted on 20 May 2015
The Museum is holding two volunteer open days on Wednesday 27 May, 2.00 to 4.00, and Saturday 30 May, 11.00 to 1.00.
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Roman Explorers

Posted on 14 May 2015
The museum is the place to be for a fantastic day of Roman activities for all the family on Thursday 28 May from 10 to 4 (last entry 3pm).
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Forget-Me-Not

Posted on 14 May 2015
As part of Dementia Awareness Week 2015 the museum is holding a Forget-Me-Not craft session on Friday 22 May, 10.00 to 12.00. Join an informal and fun session knitting or crocheting Forget-Me-Nots which will be made into bouquets to be displayed in the museum and other local venues. Some equipment will be provided so bring your knitting needles and crochet hooks, plus any spare blue, yellow or white wool you may have and come along for a Knit and a Knatter!
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Second World War Stories

Posted on 08 May 2015
'Second World War Stories' is a new exhibition at the museum. It marks the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War. To mark VE Day the museum will be offering FREE admission on Friday 8 and Saturday 9 May for visitors to see the exhibition. Visitors to the museum on Saturday 9 May, 10.00 to 4.00, will also be treated to a display of wartime recipes. They will be able to pick up some culinary tips, as they discover how the enterprising housewife prepared meals when faced with the constraints of wartime rationing.
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Museum Memories

Posted on 20 Apr 2015
The museum is organising a monthly reminiscence session. The programme is funded by POPP (Dorset Partnership for Older People Project) and supported by the Alzheimer's Society. The next session will be held on Monday 27 April, 2.15 to 3.30.
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