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Museum of East Dorset

23-29 High St, Wimborne Minster, Wimborne BH21 1HR, UK

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About Museum of East Dorset

Located in the heart of the beautiful market town of Wimborne, visitors can discover the story of East Dorset with stunning Roman wall paintings, the fascinating childhood gallery, and a unique Victorian Valentine card collection. Explore period rooms from a 17th-century hall to the working Victorian kitchen, finding out how life and work have changed in this historic townhouse.



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Wimborne Model Town & Gardens0.22km from Museum of East Dorset

Wimborne Model Town, situated on the edge of the town of Wimborne Minster, Dorset, England, is one of the largest and most established model towns in England. It depicts the town of Wimborne as it was at the time the model was originally made in the 1950s, and captures the essence of a typical market town of rural England at that time.

National Trust - Kingston Lacy3.35km from Museum of East Dorset

An elegant country mansion set in attractive formal gardens and extensive parkland.  Discover the Spanish Room with its gilded leather and gilded ceiling brought from the Contarini Palace in Venice and don’t miss the interactive digital tour of Kingston Lacy in the Egyptian Room where you can take control of the camera to delve into all the nooks and crannies of the house. The Kingston Lacy Estate stretches for 8,500 acres and takes in Holt Heath National Nature Reserve and Badbury Rings.

Badbury Rings5.51km from Museum of East Dorset

Badbury Rings is an area of great historical interest, with evidence of Bronze Age, Iron Age and Roman occupation. Now forming part of the Kingston Lacy estate, and under the guardianship of The National Trust, the Badbury Rings site has been restored to light grazing land as this has always played an important role in establishing centuries of wild herbs and flowers.

Tower Park6.43km from Museum of East Dorset

Tower Park is a leisure and retail park, located at Mannings Heath, Dorset. At this Park, Poole, a galaxy of entertainment unfolds. With the Splashdown water park and Cineworld cinema, Tenpin bowling, kids soft play, bingo, and a range of restaurants, there's enough to keep you busy whatever the weather. The buildings at Tower Park occupy an area of 199,000 sq. ft., according to its ultimate owner Landsec. There is an open plaza between the buildings providing outdoor seating.

Splashdown6.44km from Museum of East Dorset

Splashdown Waterpark is a great day out for family and friends. There’s something for everyone – from big kids to little ones – with some of the UK’s most exciting water flumes.  It has 8 indoor water slides which operate all year round and 5 outside rides which operate only during the summer season. There is also a wet play area and a small training pool for youngsters.

Upton Country Park7.19km from Museum of East Dorset

Upton Country Park in Poole has over 140 acres of beautiful award-winning gardens, open parkland, woodland, and shoreline, with stunning Georgian Grade II* listed Upton House as the centerpiece. Something for everyone to enjoy, whatever the season, so come along and see what has made Upton Country Park one of Poole’s premier attractions.

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Dorset is a county in South West England on the English Channel coast. Here you can the beautiful beaches to famous landmarks like Durdle Door and Portland Bill, and activities including kayaking, wine tasting, and more