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The Treasures of Wimborne

Wimborne Model Town
Museum of East Dorset
Wimborne Minster
Tivoli Theatre

Why not make a day of it and visit some of the other treasures our town has to offer?

Wimborne Model Town and Gardens

16 King Street Wimborne BH21 1DY  

01202 881924   

Registered Charity No. 298116

1/10th scale replica of 1950s Wimborne town centre with more than 100 shops, pubs, cafes and its own twin tower Minster all set in NGS listed gardens.  Other attractions include the Model of the Model Town, 00 gauge railway layout, The Wareham Bears and Life Before Lego exhibition, tea room and shop.

Open April – October, 10am – 5pm daily. 

Admission charged.


Museum of East Dorset

23-29 High Street Wimborne BH21 1HR 

01202 882533   

Registered Charity No. 1068540 

Exhibits of local and social history including archaeological and ceramics collections, valentine cards, and clothing set in centuries old Grade II * former ironmongers premises with educational group programme available.  Facilities included a local information centre, tea room, garden and bookshop.   

Open  April – October: Monday – Saturday  10am – 4.30pm

Open  November – March: Monday – Saturday  10am – 4pm    

Admission charged.


Wimborne Minster  

The Minster Church of St Cuthberga   High Street Wimborne BH21 1HT

01202 884753   

Registered Charity No. 1138072

With earlier religious settlement on the site, most of the building dates to the 12th century with later substantially restoration. The Chained Library   (open April  – October 10.30am - 12.30pm and 2.00pm - 4.00pm) dates from 1686 and includes early books on gardening, medicine, law, etiquette, and building and Walton’s great Polyglott Bible.

Open Monday – Saturday   10am – 4pm subject to special events

Sundays -  for published services      

No admission charge

The Tivoli Theatre

West Borough Wimborne Dorset BH21 1LT

Box Office  01202 885566

Administration 01202 849103    

Registered Charity No. 1053930

With an interior built in 1936 as a cine/theatre, the tradition of showing both films and live stage shows continues.   Refurbished and reopened in the 1990s, the theatre is a major local performance venue with seating for 483 people and a licensed bar. It also offers the latest films available with full surround sound.  See website for performance schedule.

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