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Wimborne Minster has lots to offer explorers. From the Corn Market to the Physic Garden, take a look at some of our hidden gems.

Deans Court House and Garden

Deans Court House and Garden

An elegant historic house set in ancient gardens, a stone’s throw from the centre of Wimborne Minster in Dorset. Run by William and Ali Hanham,Deans Court has been in William’s family for nearly 500 years. The garden of 13 acres, set within the estate in the Stour valley, features some unusual mature specimen trees, a Saxon fishpond, a kitchen garden, a herb garden, orchard, apiary and the River Allen chalk stream – paradise for fly-fishermen.

Museum of East Dorset

Museum of East Dorset

The specialist architect that worked on the Museum’s recent renovations gives a talk about the discoveries made.

Wimborne Model Town

Wimborne Model Town

Come and enjoy our vintage miniature world with £1 off our standard admission prices for each category or £4 off a family ticket.

Wimborne Walking Trail

Wimborne Walking Trail

The beautiful, historic market town of Wimborne Minster, with its gracious Minster Church, heritage and family attractions and picturesque location on the banks of the rivers Stour and Allen has something for all the family! Take the walking trail to discover some of the cultural and historical highlights of this lovely town, and test your detective skills by finding out what the pictured shops are now!

Download the trail here, or pick up a copy at the Information Centre on the High Street. (Please note the Information Centre opens in line with Covid 19 restrictions).

Gullivers Bookshop

Gullivers Bookshop

Excerpt from Wimborne. A Miscellany: Book 1 by Malcolm Angel.

The Minster Church of Saint Cuthberga.

The twin stone towers of the Minster Church of St. Cuthberga dominate the town. But for all its size there is gentleness in the building’s presence…