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Treasures of Wimborne

The Treasures of Wimborne Minster are the Minster Church of St Cuthburga, the Museum of East Dorset, 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 Museum of East Dorset

 

 

Step into an historic town house in the heart of the beautiful market town of Wimborne. Discover the stories of the people who lived there over the centuries. Explore the themed galleries and find out more about Wimborne and the towns and rural areas of East Dorset.

There is something for everyone, from a unique collection of Victorian Valentines to a kitchen that takes you back in time, and stunning Roman wall paintings and archaeology.

The charming Tea Room opens onto a tranquil walled garden that is wildlife friendly and includes heritage fruit trees. Discover the gift shop, bookshop, and Information Centre right on the High Street.

This vibrant heritage and cultural centre is housed in an historic Grade II* listed building. It reopened in late 2020 following a £1.8 million National Lottery project which restored the building and transformed the exhibition spaces. Visitors will discover a welcoming, accessible space offering interaction, participation, engagement and plenty of fun.

Find out more on the Museum of East Dorset 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