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Museum of East Dorset

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Step into our historic house and discover the fascinating stories of the people who lived and worked here over the centuries. During your visit, we invite you to explore the numerous collections and themed exhibitions, and find out more about Wimborne Minster and the surrounding areas of East Dorset.

Here at the Museum of East Dorset, there really is something for everyone, from the stunning Roman wall paintings and ancient archaeological artefacts to the beautifully preserved kitchen that takes you back in time.

However, you might just want to relax, take in your surroundings and watch the world go by, Why not enjoy a refreshing drink, delicious cakes, seasonal refreshments and more in our Tea Room which overlooks the beautiful garden?

Find us opposite the Minster church in the heart of Wimborne.

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Venue/Contact Details
Museum of East Dorset
23-29 High Street
Wimborne Minster
BH21 1HR
Area coverage
Pan Dorset
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  • Refreshment / Snacks
  • Toilet Available
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Visits and Outings
  • Drop off / Collection point
  • Car Parking
Times and Costs
Opening times:
From 1 April to 31 October, Monday to Saturday between 10am and 4:30pm., From 1 November to 31 March, Monday to Saturday between 10:am and 4pm.
Further opening details:
  • Afternoon
  • Morning
  • Daily
  • All Year Round
Adults £5.50 Children (5-16 years) £3.30 Family (1+3) £14 Family (2+2) £16 Child (0-4 years) FREE.
Ages, Booking Details and Referral Information
From 0 years to 99 years
Booking Information:
Booking is not required.