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“Love the childrens school holiday activities”

The Priest's House Museum & Garden
Ranked #6 of 29 things to do in Wimborne
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Wimborne, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Love the childrens school holiday activities”
Reviewed 7 July 2014

Small place with quite a lot going on inside, especially in the buildings in gardens. Lots of reasonably priced childrens activities in the school holidays, pretty garden and interesting museum.

Visited February 2014
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United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Small on the outside big inside”
Reviewed 5 July 2014

From the outside the Priests House Museum looks very small but once inside you will soon discover that the museum's size is in its depth rather than its width ……We have taken our Grandchildren to this museum a couple of times and they love it ….lots of rooms to wander into and the jewel in the crown has to be the gardens at the rear of the Museum …..so peaceful yet in the middle of Wimborne….there is a lovely tea room within the gardens where you can enjoy drinks and cakes of course……..and good value..
If you visit Wimborne be sure to visit The Priests House ….you will not be disappointed

Visited July 2014
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Wimborne, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Brilliant litte gem”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

Gorgeous little museum - pay once and can get in for the rest of the year for free. Really interesting display and insights into the history of Wimborne, plus some fascinating archives of surrounding villages. Quiz for kids, lovely cafe and beautiful gardens leading down to the river - oh, and great second hand book shop and gift shop full of the toys you remember from your childhood. Don't visit Wimborne without visiting here!

Visited April 2014
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Wimborne, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“A hidden treasure”
Reviewed 17 April 2014

This museum is often missed but, if you are going to Wimborne, make sure this is part of the itinerary. There is much to see, but not so much that easily bored youngsters will complain; the diversity of this place is the secret. In one room you can see an important collection of Valentines, while another is a faithful reproduction of a C17th parlour and then there is the Victorian kitchen, while upstairs are exhibitions of archaeology, toys and railways. However, the very best part is the garden. It is a little jewel, leading down to the river and containing a lovely tearoom. Go for the home made cakes.
And....you can go again and again during the year, all for the price of one ticket! What's not to like?oh, wheel chair access is just for the ground floor and garden.

Visited April 2014
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Wimborne, Dorset
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Small quality museum”
Reviewed 26 March 2014

This museum is of a very high standard, giving lots of interesting information in an easily-absorbed and friendly way. Lots of interesting 'stuff' has taken place in Dorset! There's also a pretty garden leading down to a river and in the garden is a good tea-room.

Visited September 2013
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