Latest News

Posted: Oct 3, 2018

Hinton Martell and the First World War

The museum will be visiting Hinton Martell on Thursday 11 October 2018 appealing for information from the time of the first world war.

Did your ancestors live in Hinton Martell or the surrounding area during the first world war? Did any of them serve in the forces? What was life like in the village? If you have any information the museum would like to know.

'The One Hundred Year Heritage of the First World War for Wimborne and East Dorset' is a project run by the museum. The project aims to record the lives of people from East Dorset who served in the forces and those who stayed behind, such as women who took on jobs left vacant by men. The information will be made available on the project website www.eastdorsetfirstworldwar.org. The project is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The museum will be at Hinton Martell Village Hall on Thursday 11 October 2018 from 10am to 2pm. If you have any photographs or press cuttings relating to the local area, or to individuals, please bring them along.

For further information please contact the museum.

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.