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Treasures of Wimborne

The Treasures of Wimborne Minster are the Minster Church of St Cuthburga, the Priest's House Museum & Garden, Walford Mill Crafts and Wimborne Model Town & Gardens.

As well as visiting us, why not make a day of it and visit some of the other fantastic attractions Wimborne has to offer?

Minster Church of St Cuthburga, Wimborne

Minster Church of St CuthburgaThe Minster is dedicated to St. Cuthburga - sister to King Ina, King of the West Saxons. St. Cuthburga founded a Benedictine Nunnery here in c. A.D. 705. The twin towers of the magnificent Minster Church of St.Cuthburga, founded in AD 705, dominate the town.

The oldest part of the Minster is the massive 12th century central tower. The rest of the building dates from the 13th and 14th centuries. The west tower is where you can see the famous Quarter Jack - Originally the figure was of a monk, but in Napoleonic times it was changed to depict a brightly uniformed grenadier, who still strikes the quarter hours.

Find out more on the Wimborne Minster Website

The Priest's House Museum & Garden

Priests House logoThe Priest's House Museum & Garden is located in the heart of the beautiful market town of Wimborne Minster.

Using collections rich in archaeology, costume, childhood and local history material, the museum tells the story of East Dorset. Period rooms, from a 17th century hall to the working Victorian kitchen, show how life and work has changed in this historic townhouse. There are 10 galleries to explore. Displays include audio descriptions and children's activities.

A beautiful walled garden, gift shop and tearoom complete any visit.

Find out more on the Priests House Website

Wimborne Model Town & Gardens

Wimborne Model Town and GardensBuilt well over 50 years ago, the magnificent 1/10th scale models continue to surprise and amaze visitors from all over the world with their superb quality and realism.

Re-creating the historic market town of Wimborne Minster exactly as it was during the 1950s, you can get really close up and even touch the buildings, checking out every minute detail of over 100 shop window displays. Peer into the Butchers, the Ironmongers, the Bakery and the Fishmongers, not forgetting the stunning interior of the Minster Church. As you begin to explore in more detail, your mind will turn to wondering just how the group of skilled and dedicated model makers achieved such amazing ‘life like’ results – working as they did over six decades ago in a rural England still recovering from the war years.

Find out more on the Model Town Website