The Board of Wimborne History Festival is sad to announce that, due to the necessary restrictions surrounding COVID-19, this year’s festival has had to be postponed.

We hope to return, with our Georgian theme, in July 2021, but further announcements will be made later in the year.  We would like to thank all those involved for their support, we hope you will join us again next year.  In the meantime please stay safe and well.


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 2020 Festival

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