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A small town that packs a big punch, Wimborne is one of the most vibrant, attractive, and historically interesting towns in Dorset.
Head to the big attractions of the restored Tivoli theatre, Wimborne Model town, Walford Mill and the newly refurbished Museum of East Dorset.
Rising majestically above the streets is the 12th Century Minster Church with its’s famous chained library, only one of four surviving in the world.
Wimborne has a real sense of individuality, its varied cultural scene, festivals and calendar of exciting events is waiting to be discovered.
Art courses and classes.
Affordable Studio Art is a working studio situated in centre of Wimborne, Dorset, England.We provide a wide range of Visual Art courses and workshops, including sculpture; printmaking. We are now offering Tailored Summer Workshops.read more >
Community centre, theatre and live music venue. Halls and rooms available for event bookings and parties. Bar and café.
The Allendale Community Centre was opened on the 31 January 1975 and is situated close to the centre of Wimborne, next door to Allendale House alongside the river Allen and is easily accessible from Bournemouth or Poole. The Centre features the Minster Theatre and Hall, an adaptable performing arts space with capacity for 300 seats. […]read more >
National chain of bookmakers.
Is the First Choice for Great Odds! Betting shop with screens, betting faciltiies and regular updates. Please Play Responsibly.read more >
Educational trust that offers rental spaces for meetings and professional training.
East Dorset Heritage Trust is a community educational charity originally founded in Wimborne in 1987 and based in stunning Grade II Listed Allendale House since 2001. It’s the place to learn about our history and heritage, to take a course to improve your French, Spanish, Tapestry, IT skills, Creative Writing or Art History and meet […]read more >
Tourist information centre in the centre of town.
Wimborne Tourist Information Centre promotes the areas tourist attractions, local shops and businesses to incoming visitors and assists those who call in whilst on holiday or day visits. Local residents are also very much encouraged to make use of its wide range of services.read more >
Theatre on the campus of Canford School open for Shows and available for hire.
We are a small scale receiving House, and we also hire to local community and commercial groups.read more >
A grade II listed building dating to the early 17th century complete with gardens and tea rooms.
Step into an historic town house in the heart of the beautiful market town of Wimborne. Discover the stories of the people who lived there over the centuries. Explore the themed galleries and find out more about Wimborne and the towns and rural areas of East Dorset. There is something for everyone, from a unique […]read more >
Original 1936 Art Deco Theatre venue showing live shows and films.
Having survived the threat of demolition in 1979 for a rapidly abandoned road scheme, the Tivoli celebrated twenty five successful years in November 2018. Following a lengthy campaign to save the building, restoration could finally begin. All through 1993 volunteers worked long and hard to get the building into a fit state to open to […]read more >
Walford Mill Crafts is a contemporary craft centre on the northern edge of Wimborne town centre, which offers an exhibition gallery, onsite café/restaurant, studios with on-site makers selling their work and a comprehensive programme of craft workshops for adults and children. Housed in an 18th Century mill, on the banks of the River Allen, the […]read more >
COMMUNITY SPACE OFFERING SOCIAL ACTIVITIES SUCH AS PILATES, YOGA, ART AND CREATIVE WRITING, PLUS RENTAL OFFICE SPACE FOR TENANTS.
Community Learning Resource Centre, known as CLaRC, is open five days a week, our ‘What’s On’ guide shows the activities already on, here: https://www.dorsetcommunityaction.org.uk/clarc-whats-on/ Regular activities include baby sessions, yoga, pilates, mixed media painting, Slimming World, creative writing and Wimborne’s own wine club. We hold Artisan Makers Markets, a great opportunity to buy and sell […]read more >
Welcome to Wimborne Library! Wimborne Library is a public library, which means it is free and open to everyone. We go beyond books by providing many varied resources, from free Wi-Fi and computer use to regular events; or even just a warm place to sit and read the newspaper! You don’t have to be a […]read more >
Site of historical interest open to the public.
For over 1300 years Wimborne Minster has been a living centre for pilgrimage, prayer, mission and worship. In 2015, we joined with the villages to the north of the town – Holt, Hinton Martell, Horton, Chalbury and Witchampton. As from 1st July 2020 the benefice will be known as Wimborne Minster and the Wimborne Villages. […]read more >
In the second weekend of June, bringing the town alive with an exciting mix of music & dance.You can wander through Wimborne and enjoy any of the free shows, or buy tickets to see one of our headline acts.Includes Music, Dance and Comedy in 31 venues town-wide.Select from the options below to purchase your tickets […]read more >
An extensive 1/10th scale model town of 1950s Wimborne.
Dating from 1951, the Model Town is a 1/10th scale accurate diorama of Wimborne town centre in the 1950s. Set in mature gardens with plenty of seating, You can get really close up and even touch the buildings, checking out every minute detail of over 100 shop fronts. The fun family worksheets suitable for all […]read more >