This year’s History Festival activities and displays will take place at a variety of venues in the town centre with the living history event at Allenbourn School;

Allenbourn School

Living History displays including a military encampment with soldiers’ quarters, field kitchen, recruitment stand, first aid post (including a WW1 ambulance), Allied soldiers, Royal Signals hands-on activities and arena displays featuring rifle, foot and artillery drills).  Note: some limited firing.

PLEASE NOTE: Dogs are not permitted on the school playing field and no public parking will be available at the School, please use town centre car parks.

Allendale Centre

WW1 trench display with accompanying artefacts, Pathe film clips, and artists in residence. Plus feature film showings and documentary theatre “The Gathering”.

Wimborne Square

Historic WW1 Bristol Scout bi-plane, Farmers Market (9am – 1pm Saturday only) and Suffragette ‘Rally’ (Sunday at 12 noon and 3pm).

Priest’s House Museum

Toy Soldier casting and painting, Edwardian Games in the Garden, Rationing Display and Storytelling.

Minster Green

The ‘Home Front’ with Punch & Judy (Saturday only), Edwardian Music Cart, Liquorice making, Suffragette Stand and Edwardian Policeman.

East Dorset Heritage Trust

Talks and lectures in the week preceding the Festival weekend.

For full details of all the activities please see the Programme pages, or download our Festival town map.