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Posted: Feb 13, 2018

Sponsor a Victorian Valentine Card

Sponsor a Victorian Valentine Card as an unusual Valentine's Day gift!

The museum is inviting the public to sponsor Valentine cards from its collection as part of its fundraising effort for the Revival Project.

The museum’s collection of 350 Valentine’s cards, dating from the later Georgian to the mid-Victorian, has been identified as of national importance due to its context - the cards come from the unsold stock of John Low’s stationer’s shop on Wimborne High Street, which now forms part of the museum building.

It costs £6,600 to buy a conservation-standard display case to show our beautiful collection in a way which does not damage the cards. Visit the museum or Tourist Information Centre to find out more or pick up a Sponsor an Object booklet and form. You can sponsor an object for someone else. Just give us their name and details and you will receive a personalised certificate in return for your donation.

You can also make a donation online.

Going behind the scenes to uncover the past

Posted: May 31, 2019

The museum is offering behind the scenes guided tours.

New drama to be performed

Posted: May 31, 2019

'Echoes of the Past' is a promenade theatre event commemorating the temporary closure of the museum for refurbishment and development.

Feral

Posted: May 13, 2019

SISATA and Doppelganger Productions present an outdoor production of 'Feral', a new Gypsy-Folk musical drama on the timeless theme of wanderlust.

Your First World War Heritage

Posted: May 13, 2019

The museum is holding a family open day exploring 'Your First World War Heritage'.

Little Explorers

Posted: Mar 25, 2019

Come and join in the fun with the Little Explorers activity morning.

Aftermath

Posted: Mar 19, 2019

Documentary theatre production by State of Play Arts about the impact of the Great War on people living in East Dorset.

Archaeology explorers

Posted: Feb 18, 2019

A day of activities for all the family with the Portable Antiquities Scheme.