Wimborne History Festival will return 17th to 19th July 2020.

Join us in 2020 to explore Wimborne in the Georgian era, taking a look at the exuberance of the Regency period and the contrast to the Industrial revolution.  Discover how society  200 years ago was changed and how our own modern technological revolution is already changing society, commerce and industry now!

Over the weekend of 18th and 19th July 2020 Wimborne town centre will come alive with smugglers, highwaymen, soldiers, Regency ladies and gentlemen, and professional craftsmen and traders from the Georgian period, through living history display and reenactments, street theatre, dance and storytelling – don’t miss out put the date in your diary now!

2018 History Festival

To commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War and to mark 100 years since woman gained the vote, the 2018 Wimborne History Festival focused on these two periods of history.  This free living history event took place at Allenbourn School, in the Square, on the Minster Green and in Wimborne Minster Church, the Allendale Centre, East Dorset Heritage Trust and Priest’s House Museum.

The Festival was delighted with people’s response to this year’s event, and in particular the fantastic atmosphere in town on Saturday and the respectful reaction to all of the WW1 themed exhibits and activities and in particular our Silent Soldiers.

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Some of the displays and activities that took place at the 2018 Festival


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