Ahead of the return of Wimborne History Festival later this year, we are delighted to announce a series of online talks which we hope you will enjoy.  To find out more about these please go to ‘Talks’ under the ‘Programme’ tab.

We will be returning, with our Georgian themed festival, on 4th and 5th September 2021. Further announcements will be made in the coming weeks.  We would like to thank all those involved for their support, we hope you will join us again in September.


A FREE family friendly Living History event celebrating the late 1700s and early 1800s.

A two-day, 200 year journey back in time to Georgian Wimborne.

Georgian and Regency Wimborne brought to life; Meet Napoleonic and Redcoat soldiers, sailors and marines, as well as smugglers and their nemesis, the customs and excisemen!

Learn about military life, crime and punishment and Wimborne’s smuggling past through live demonstrations and re-enactments.  Immerse yourself in Georgian society, take part in dancing, games and crafts and enjoy music, Punch and Judy and more!

And, don’t miss the wonderful programme of talks, lectures, music concerts and theatrical performances in the week(s) leading up to the Festival.

A taster of the displays and activities to look forward to at the 2021 Festival

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