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

Willow Walk

Living History displays including a military encampment with soldiers’ quarters, camp life/cooking demonstrations, hands-on activities and arena displays featuring rifle, foot and weapons drills).  Meet Georgian craftsmen. Note: some limited firing.

PLEASE NOTE: Waitrose car park is short stay only, please use other public town centre car parks.  Additional car parking will be available at QE School, please follow directions.

Wimborne Square

Replica Smuggler’s boat complete with crew, and the nefarious local smuggler Isaac Gulliver!

Museum of East Dorset

Meet a Georgian Surgeon, take part in activities and free admission to the Museum throughout the Festival. Nearest parking for the Museum can be found at the pay and display car park in King Street.

Minster Green

Next to Wimborne Minster Church you will find the free Children’s show (see timetable),  Pottery workshops (for children) and traditional Georgian games

East Dorset Heritage Trust

Feel the house, built in 1832 come alive – displays of fashion (including the unmentionable undergarments!), a  Georgian handwriting, parlour games and the etiquette of afternoon tea (or coffee, or chocolate!).

Allendale Centre

Programme item is still to be confirmed as soon as possible

Walford Mill

Participatory activities will be taking place during the weekend. Parking adjacent to Walford Mill is pay and display

Wimborne Model Town

Programme item to be confirmed. The Model Town is open all day – but usual charges will still apply. There is a pay and display car park opposite the Model Town on Kings Street.

A Map and timetable can be picked up from The Visitor Information Centre , all participating venues over the festival weekend and from the Festival information point on Willow Walk.