The Museum of East Dorset is an organisation at the heart of the local community. Our services are designed to draw on our historical resources and share them for the benefit of the community.
To deliver this ambition, we work in partnership with several local organisations.
Millstream Theatre is the museum’s theatre group. It is an adult company of actors with learning disabilities from East Dorset and beyond, who meet to create original storytelling and drama. Our monthly drama workshops are run by local theatre practitioners Tam Gilbert (Persuasion Arts) and Tony Horitz (State of Play Arts).
Action for Children
Action for Children Dorset runs a number of different services for children, young people and their families across the county.
The museum works on projects with final year students on the BA (Hons) History degree programme and offers student placements.
DEED – Development Education in Dorset
DEED is a centre for global education and learning serving Dorset and Hampshire. They encourage and inspire teachers, pupils and community members to develop their understanding of global issues, cultural diversity and sustainability.
Dorset Architectural Heritage Week
Dorset Architectural Heritage Week is an annual event which aims to stimulate public awareness of Dorset’s rich architectural and cultural heritage. The two weekends are a part of the national Heritage Open Days.
In Jolly Good Company
In Jolly Good Company is a not-for-profit company, set up to benefit people with or without memory loss in Dorset.
Mosaic are a Dorset based charity supporting bereaved children and young people, their families and the professionals working with them.
Sting in the Tail
The Sting in the Tale storytelling festival has excited and delighted thousands of people over the years and continues to offer a wonderful entertaining experience for everyone to enjoy.
Treasures of Wimborne Minster
The charitable attractions in the town – the Minster, Tivoli Theatre, Walford Mill, Wimborne Model Town and the Museum of East Dorset – work together on joint initiatives.
Wimborne Dementia Friendly Community
Wimborne Dementia Friendly Community exists to address four key priorities. These have been identified at a national level but tailored to meet the needs of local communities: to raise the awareness of dementia in the local community; commit to action plans; sign up to a National Dementia Declaration and create Dementia Friendly Communities.
Wimborne Green Festival
A fantastic week of events designed to encourage us all to live more sustainably.
Wimborne History Festival
Wimborne History Festival works in collaboration with over 30 partners/organisations to provide a family focused festival and a series of community and educational projects. It aims to help interpret the history of Wimborne Minster and the surrounding area.
The museum works with Wimborne Library on reminiscence workshops and arts and crafts activities.