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Posted: Apr 17, 2018

Discover a Hidden Gem

The museum's annual ticket offers so much more.

Garden activities

The museum is located in the heart of the beautiful market town of Wimborne. Visitors pay once to visit as many times as they like for the next 12 months.

Costing £5.75 (concessions £4.75), the annual ticket can be used during the museum's normal opening hours, with the exception of some special events and ticketed events. Children go free.

Visitors of all ages can discover stunning Roman wall paintings, the fascinating childhood gallery and a unique Victorian Valentine card collection. They can explore period rooms from a 17th century hall to the working Victorian kitchen, finding out how life and work has changed in this historic townhouse.

There is a changing programme of exhibitions. 'Hats for All Occasions' runs until Christmas for all those interested in fashion through the ages.

It is also a chance to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of our wonderful walled garden. Its hidden alcoves and secluded lawns also feature heritage fruit trees, colourful herbaceous borders, a traditional vegetable patch and a glimpse of the river Allen.

Ticket holders can visit the Garden Tea Room where its friendly staff serve tasty light lunches, afternoon teas and a selection of cakes.

This is a wonderful chance to take a peek behind the museum's High Street façade and discover a secret treasure.

For further information please contact the museum.

Trustees needed

Posted: Sep 24, 2018

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

Growing Up in Edwardian Wimborne and Further Afield

Posted: Sep 9, 2018

A talk that scratches the surface of the so-called 'Golden Age' and looks at how real children lived, worked and played.

Community Open Weekend

Posted: Aug 31, 2018

Free entry with activities throughout the weekend, part of Dorset Architectural Heritage Week and Heritage Open Days.

Family Explorers

Posted: Aug 17, 2018

Join in the fun with our family activity day.

Wildflowers activity morning

Posted: Aug 17, 2018

Join in the fun with the 'Wildflowers' activity morning.

Museum Receives Prestigious Sandford Award for Heritage Education for the Sixth Time

Posted: Aug 6, 2018

The museum has been awarded the Sandford Award for Heritage Education 2018.

Summer Fete

Posted: Jul 25, 2018

The annual Summer Fete in the beautiful museum garden.