The Priest's House Museum & Garden, 23-27 High Street, Wimborne Minster, Dorset BH21 1HR
01202 882533  museum@priest-house.co.uk

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Special opening

Posted on 03 Jun 2013
To celebrate Wimborne Minster Folk Festival, the museum will be open on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 June, 10 to 4.30, for the special admission price of £1 (children FREE).

Discover our 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. Displays include audio descriptions and children's activities. Wander through a beautiful and peaceful walled garden. Our gift shop and tearoom complete any visit.

The museum’s new Open Learning Centre (supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund) includes a multi-purpose learning and community space in addition to our new tearoom where you can relax and enjoy a refreshing drink, including a choice of coffees, and a selection of delicious cakes or a cream tea.

The museum has a regular programme of changing exhibitions. ‘The Games We Used to Play’ showcases more of the wonderful childhood collection that the museum has developed over the years. There will be chance to reminisce about games and the appetite for adventure outside the home, along with much loved toys. Explore how we learn through play, and discover how new materials and technology have transformed our toys and games.

‘Suits You Sir’ explores the changing face of menswear. The displays feature a gentleman’s embroidered velvet waistcoat (circa 1900), a tie press (to remove any unsightly creases), a three piece suit with flared trousers and a double-breasted suit (2008).

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