Wimborne History Festival is delighted to announce that this year’s Living History Event, taking place on Willow Walk and at a number of sites and venues in the town centre, is free of charge. So come along with family and friends; there will be activities and displays to appeal to all ages, giving everyone an insight into the events 200 years ago.
Museum of East Dorset
The Museum will be open to visitors with free entry all weekend, giving you the opportunity to see the transformations that have taken place and to see the fascinating exhibits taking you through the history of East Dorset and Wimborne in interactive displays and updated exhibitions. If COVID restrictions still apply in September we will update ticketing information here as it may be necessary to book ahead.
Georgian ‘Fashion Show’
Join the Mannered Mob at Allendale House each day at 3pm for a fashion show with a difference as they parade the fashion’s of the Georgian era. Seating is limited for this free event, so to ensure your place please register using the links below.
3pm on Saturday 4th September Georgian ‘Fashion Show’ with the Mannered Mob
3pm on Sunday 5th September Georgian ‘Fashion Show’ with the Mannered Mob
Create the Ghost of Walford Mill!
Sunday 5 September only 10 – 12 noon OR 1 – 3 p.m.
Children and families can join Emerald Ant on Sunday at one of two craft workshops, part of a WHF project ‘Magnificent Mills’, to learn about the heritage of the Mill through craft. (Arts Council England funded)
Come to the mill and create a large-scale Georgian Miller. Children will work with parents to decorate sections of the miller’s smock using cotton fabric, string, PVA glue and other materials. Patterns will be based on mill motifs used in Georgian smocking. Expect to spend between 20 to 40 minutes on your creation. Dress for mess!
The workshops are free but please book to ensure your place(s) on the workshop, remaining places will be available on the day.