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A beautiful budding exhibiting lots of history! We were sorry that they chained book library was... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Fudge03
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Sussex, England
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A must visit, heritage at its best, warm welcome by vicar, please share your views a pleasure to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Explorer25432529878
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Wimborne, United Kingdom
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This building has been a center of prayer since its establishment as a Benedictine nunnery in 705AD. It contains the Chained Library, which is one of the UK's first lending libraries.
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22 High Street, Wimborne BH21 1HT, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A beautiful budding exhibiting lots of history! We were sorry that they chained book library was closed, but there was an informative video about it, and the wall painting was fascinating. As with so many churches, the Victorians had messed it around a bit, but...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A must visit, heritage at its best, warm welcome by vicar, please share your views a pleasure to behold

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The title says it all. I did go on a Sunday afternoon, about 2pm, only to find a notice on the door saying it was closed and to come back Monday-Friday. Which I found very strange in a church, as I thought Sunday would be...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful building with an extremely interesting history. The story of the astronomical clock and the quarter jack is fascinating. The colourful decorations hanging inside the church are made by the local children and are very effective and are quite beautiful to see.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 November 2018

Went here with family. My father in law talked to an elderly woman who gave some more background information about the minster, the tombs and its 1400's astronomical clock. It can be seen from a different perspective through the window of the upper lunch room...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 30 October 2018

This is a beautiful building with lots of history and twin towers. The church bells chime the quarter hours and the old clock in the bapistry is something worth seeing. The quarter-hour chime is rung by a figure of a Grenadier Guard on the outside...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 9 October 2018

This magnificent Minster is well worth a visit .The interior has some beautiful features to admire. The astronomical clock (c1320) can be found in the Baptistry and the 3000 pipe organ is a real gem. The construction of this and other Cathedrals never fails to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Peterperfik
Reviewed 8 October 2018

This is a beautiful building with plenty of history. Locals will identify with this Minster as there are plenty of past dignitaries from the area interred here. Even HenryVII's grandparenrts are intombed here. Its well worth the visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

This was my first visit to Wimborne Minster and The Chained Library what a fantastic display of architecture and history. I have to admit my ignorance of chained libraries until I visited Wimborne Minster. We were given a tour & talk of the library and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

Our first visit to this lovely Minster. A service was due within the hour we got there. We were welcomed to look around. Most churches feel austere this one has something special about it, you can feel it is loved by its parishioners as the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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julie778
13 September 2017|
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Response from bonjgb1009 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. I dont believe there is one, but they appreciate all donations. There are fixed opening times, check the web-site or do a google search.
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