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Posted: Jun 6, 2018

Special Opening at the Priest's House

The museum is celebrating Wimborne Minster Folk Festival.

To celebrate Wimborne Minster Folk Festival, the museum will be open on Friday 8 June, Saturday 9 June and Sunday 10 June 2018, 10am to 4.30pm, for the special admission price of £1 (children FREE).

As part of the Folk Festival the museum will also be hosting the Tashi Lhunpo Tibetan Monks from Wednesday 6 to Sunday 10 June. Over a period of five days they will be creating an image of a Buddha's palace out of millions of grains of coloured sand. Further details can be found at www.wimbornefolk.co.uk.

Discover the museum's stunning Roman wall paintings, the fascinating childhood gallery and a unique Victorian Valentine card collection as the museum tells the story of East Dorset. 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.

Wander through a beautiful walled garden, which features old varieties of fruit trees and colourful herbaceous borders. In the Garden Tea Room visitors can relax and enjoy a refreshing drink and a selection of delicious cakes.

If you would like any further information please contact the museum.

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.