The Treasures of Wimborne
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
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.
Museum of East Dorset
23-29 High Street Wimborne BH21 1HR
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
The Minster Church of St Cuthberga High Street Wimborne BH21 1HT
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.