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Silent Soldier Volunteers Wanted

Silent Soldier Volunteers Wanted

Volunteer actors are wanted for a WW1 promenade performance. As part of this year’s History Festival, State of Play is seeking 5 young male volunteer actors to work alongside experienced professional actors for a site-specific theatre event over the weekend of 21st and 22nd July. If you feel you are able to give a strong, […]

First History Festival AGM

First History Festival AGM

The Wimborne History Festival’s First AGM will be held on Friday 22nd December 9.30am in the Open Learning Centre at The Priest’s House Museum, Wimborne. All are welcome to come along, so if you have an interest in local history and would like to hear how the first festival went, or if you would like […]

Shuttle Bus Timetables

Shuttle Bus Timetables

The timetable for our vintage shuttle bus service, which will operate between Colehill, Wimborne, Corfe Mullen and the B3078 (for festival site) is now available, please download the timetables from the Travel section on our Information page. Our sincere apologies for the delay in publishing these.

Tickets Available on Gate

Tickets Available on Gate

Our online ticket sales have now ceased and advance tickets are no longer available from Wimborne Tourist Information Centre and East Dorset Heritage Trust. Tickets are now just available on the gate – Adults £14, Concessions £12 and Children and Carers Free – please note that we can only accept cash payment. Tents are going […]

Advance Ticket Sales Closing Soon

Advance Ticket Sales Closing Soon

Advance ticket sales, at the cheaper rate, will be closing online at midnight on Wednesday 13th July and at Wimborne Tourist Information Centre and East Dorset Heritage Trust at close of business on Thursday 14th July – so get your tickets now! Please note that we have no card facilities on the festival field site […]

Festival Programme Now Available

Festival Programme Now Available

Our colourful festival programme is now available for just £1 from Wimborne Tourist Information Centre and East Dorset Heritage Trust. Packed full of information on the re-enactment groups, activities and events taking place at the Lake Gates Festival Site and in Wimborne Minster Town Centre. Plus features on local history, site and town maps, and […]

Trade Stall Applications Open

Trade Stall Applications Open

Applications for trade stalls on the festival site are now open, the number of stalls is limited so if you would like to be part of this exciting new event and sell your goods or services to a wide audience, please get in quick! A copy of the information and application form can be downloaded […]

A name for our colourful new logo

A name for our colourful new logo

Can you help us name the colourful new character that is being used as our festival logo? Designed by local resident and Horrible Histories Illustrator Martin Brown, our new character was inspired by Wimborne’s much loved Quarter Jack figure. Carved by a Blandford craftsman for ten shillings in 1612, the Quarter Jack on the Minster’s […]