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Posted: Apr 28, 2017

Where Do We Belong?

We would like to hear from people who are researching their families in East Dorset.

A research student, Emma Ayling, from the Institute of Archaeology, University College London, in conjunction with the Priest's House Museum & Garden, The Museum of East Dorset, would like to hear from people who are researching their families in East Dorset, as part of a project entitled 'Belonging – performing genealogy and family history at the Priest's House Museum – untold stories'.

This project will involve interviewing you (as a person who uses the museum for family history research or as a visitor to the area on account of family connections). The interview will consider how the museum can provide you with a wider knowledge and understanding of East Dorset and its people, and how this creates a sense of community.

Emma is researching community museums – in this case the Priest's House Museum & Garden, The Museum of East Dorset. She aims to gain a fuller understanding of what defines and makes a community, and how community museums form relations with people, in this case the East Dorset area and beyond.

For further information please contact Emma Ayling at the Priest's House Museum & Garden, The Museum of East Dorset, 23-27 High Street, Wimborne Minster, Dorset BH21 1HR or telephone her on 01202 882533 or e-mail

Please note that participants must be over 18 years old.

Please note that all data will be collected and stored in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

This research has been approved by the UCL Ethics Committee: Number: 6577/001.

Coronavirus update

Posted: Mar 19, 2020

The information centre, shop, tearoom and museum will be closed for the foreseeable future in light of the current government advice.

Donate Your Books

Posted: Mar 9, 2020

Please donate your books to the Priests House Museum second hand book shop. This is a great way to support your local community and all proceeds fund projects within the Museum.

Gardeners Talk & Tea

Posted: Mar 6, 2020

Coming soon in association with Discover Wimborne……… Meet the green fingers behind the beautiful garden at the Priest's House Museum and take a strolling tour with our gardener to gain a fascinating insight into it's history. Afterwards enjoy a delicious slice of cake and hot drink of your choice in the Garden Tearoom. Tickets £5 including refreshments.

Easter Holiday Fun Saturday 4th April - Saturday 18th April

Posted: Mar 6, 2020

Take part in our Easter Trail around the garden and enjoy self-led Easter themed arts & crafts activities. Don't forget to collect your prize for completing the trail in our Garden Tearoom. £1 per child. Daily except Sunday 5th and Sunday 12th April 2020

Brand consultancy project

Posted: Dec 23, 2019

We are inviting proposals for a brand consultancy project.

A Christmas Shopping Evening

Posted: Nov 22, 2019

Wimborne’s Tourist Information Centre is holding ‘A Christmas Shopping Evening’.

Job vacancies

Posted: Nov 11, 2019

The latest job vacancies and opportunities.