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

Posted on 25 Mar 2015
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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Museum Memories

Posted on 25 Mar 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 30 March, 2.15 to 3.30.
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'Caves of the Thousand Buddhas'

Posted on 20 Feb 2015
The Friends of the Priest's House Museum invite you to a talk on the 'Caves of the Thousand Buddhas: Archaeology on the Eastern Silk Road' by Dr Alastair Morrison on Thursday 12 March, 7.30pm in the Hilda Coles Open Learning Centre at the museum.
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Second World War Stories

Posted on 17 Feb 2015
'Second World War Stories' is a new exhibition at the museum, opening on the 1 April and continuing until the 1 August. It will mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the second world war.
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Museum Memories

Posted on 13 Feb 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 23 February, 2.15 to 3.30.
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Sally's Spring Surprise Activities

Posted on 06 Feb 2015
The museum will have a range of self-directed craft activities as part of a visit to the museum from the 14 to 21 February (closed Sunday), 10 to 3. Admission charges apply, and the house and tearoom will be open.
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Great Dorset Archaeology and Mysteries Quiz

Posted on 22 Jan 2015
The museum and the East Dorset Antiquarian Society are organising a fun quiz night on Friday 13 February, 7.30pm at the museum in Wimborne Minster.
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Museum Memories

Posted on 22 Jan 2015
The museum is organising a monthly reminiscence session beginning on Monday 26 January, 2.15 to 3.30. The programme is funded by POPP (Dorset Partnership for Older People Project) and supported by the Alzheimer's Society.
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The Kitchen is the Key to Victory

Posted on 24 Dec 2014
The Friends of the Priest’s House Museum invite you to a talk on 'The Kitchen is the Key to Victory': Women, Food and the Great War on Thursday 15 January, 7.30pm in the Hilda Coles Open Learning Centre at the museum.
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Looking after your personal treasures

Posted on 10 Dec 2014
The museum is holding a conservation training day on Thursday 18 December, 10 to 3.30. From 3.30 to 4.30 there will be a free public advice surgery for anyone seeking advice from the conservator on how best to look after their personal treasures.
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First World War events

Posted on 10 Dec 2014
The museum is organising a series of free events in the run up to Christmas to tie in with its current exhibition 'First World War Stories'. These events have been supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
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Free Christmas opening

Posted on 04 Dec 2014
Celebrate the Christmas period by visiting the Priest's House Museum & Garden in Wimborne Minster from Monday 8 to Tuesday 23 December (excluding Saturday 13 December, closed Sundays), 10 to 3. 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 02 Dec 2014
The Victorian kitchen at the Priest's House Museum & Garden in Wimborne Minster will be brimming with the smells of Christmas Pudding on Saturday 13 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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The Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site

Posted on 21 Nov 2014
The Friends of the Priest's House Museum invite you to a talk on 'The Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site: Conservation of Outstanding Universal Value' with Vincent May, Emeritus Professor of Geomorphology at Bournemouth University on Thursday 27 November, 7.30pm in the Hilda Coles Open Learning Centre at the museum.
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Christmas Fayre

Posted on 13 Nov 2014
The museum invites you to a Christmas Fayre, organised with the Maritime Volunteer Service, on Saturday 29 November, 10 to 4. Admission is FREE, including entrance to the museum. There will be a range of stalls for visitors to browse, including cakes, raffle, jewellery, accessories, £1 stall, toys, books, gifts and children's tombola. Refreshments will be available in the garden tearoom.
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Scrapbooking craft class

Posted on 29 Oct 2014
The museum is hosting a class on the art of scrapbooking on Thursday 6 November, 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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Creepy Crawlies and Batty Bats

Posted on 21 Oct 2014
The museum is the place to be for a fantastic day of activities for all the family on Thursday 30 October, 10 to 4 (last entry 3pm).
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Roman day school

Posted on 21 Oct 2014
The museum is running a Roman day school on Saturday 1 November, 10 to 4.30. A packed programme of excellent speakers is planned.
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Roman Fare

Posted on 21 Oct 2014
To celebrate Wimborne Food & Drink Festival, the museum will be giving visitors the opportunity to discover and taste some Roman recipes on Saturday 25 October, 10 to 4.30.
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