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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.

VE Day in East Dorset

Posted: May 8, 2020

In rural villages people came out of their houses to share the day with their neighbours.

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.

Brand consultancy project

Posted: Dec 23, 2019

We are inviting proposals for a brand consultancy project.

Trustees needed

Posted: Sep 24, 2019

The Trust is seeking to appoint up to two new Trustees to join the Trustee Board.

Museum reveals initial plans for new galleries

Posted: Sep 10, 2019

The museum is offering you a chance to participate in the museum’s exciting Revival Project.

Aftermath

Posted: Aug 20, 2019

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

Storytelling at the Priest's House

Posted: Jul 22, 2019

Storyteller Ursula Holden Gill to perform at the museum.