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The Priest's House Museum & Garden

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Lovely museum

We spent a lovely morning here. My daughters loved the school room and had great fun playing... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Poole, United Kingdom
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Folk Festival weekend and a special occasion

The town hosts a magnificent folk Festival in early June each year and the streets are closed to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bristol, United Kingdom
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  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“fruit trees”(3 reviews)
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23-27 High Street, Wimborne BH21 1HR, England
+44 1202 882533
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent a lovely morning here. My daughters loved the school room and had great fun playing schools. The tea room is really nice and good value. Lots of things to look at and things to do for the children. A good value family outing.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The town hosts a magnificent folk Festival in early June each year and the streets are closed to traffic while huge crowds of both entertainers, spectators and Wimborne charity and community groups fill the entire town. Everywhere makes a special effort to entertain on this...More

Thank JohnHowardNorfolk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Right in the centre of town is this Aladdin's cave of historical artefacts and information. Local history from the Roman invasion through to the Victorian era is covered in a range of galleries spread over two floors in this range of connected buildings. A very...More

Thank bill999rta
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Museum is very good but closing in Dec 2017 to be refurbished which will take one year to complete. Try to get there asap before it closes for a long while. The garden is mature and very lovely .There is a small cafe with an...More

Thank kane47pam47
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Brilliant Museum - was part of the festival in June with Monks from Thailand - how wonderful - great time there - very professional staff - and great value

Thank Gavin W
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

by accident, visited on summer fete day, with plenty going on for families. very interesting rooms, documenting lives lived in the area. super tea room, with plenty of cake and ice cream choices

Thank carolynwG45VX
Reviewed 7 August 2018

I came for the open day having never been. Stalls were laid out with their goods. There was a game for children which i didn't like and said so. It was smash the rat. Children were hitting a white handmade animal which to me looked...More

1  Thank Netteflondon
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Have visited here as part of my voluntary work presenting Dementia Friendly Sessions. Welcoming, clean and nothing too much trouble.

Thank Angela S
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

I visited on a very quiet afternoon. I can understand why it is quiet. The entrance fee £4.75 is exorbitant for what this is: a tired local museum with random exhibits. There seemed to be no unifying pattern in each room, just assortment of items....More

Thank Elaineh876
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

Quaint and interesting local museum, OK cafe in lovely garden setting. However, no longer dog friendly even in the garden after a change in policy. Staff said that they are upset too, but new management instructions are just aimed at income over visitor enjoyment. How...More

Thank Andy W
PriestsHouse, Curator at The Priest's House Museum & Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2018

Thank you very much for your review of the museum. The museum welcomes assistance dogs. However because of the nature of the building and the objects on display the museum isn't able to allow all dogs inside. This is a longstanding policy of many years.

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