The Museum of East Dorset is located in the centre of Wimborne Minster – 20 minutes by car from Poole, 30 minutes from Bournemouth, 40 minutes from Salisbury and 40 minutes from Weymouth.

You will find us on the High Street, opposite the Minster church of St Cuthburga.

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By car

Wimborne Minster is located just off the A31. When travelling from the west, take the B3078; from the east, take the B3073 towards the town centre. From Poole and Bournemouth, you will enter the town from the south on the A341.

To find out about car park locations and number of spaces available, please click here to visit the Dorset Council website. Disabled parking spaces are also available nearby and these can also be found on the website.

By bus

There are regular bus services from the nearby towns of Bournemouth and Poole. To view the most up-to-date timetables, please see below for local operators:

MoreBus – Journey Planner
Yellow Buses – Journey Planner

By rail

The nearest railway station is in Poole, which has a regular direct service from London Waterloo. From here you can continue your journey via bus or taxi.

Wimborne Minster. Alight at Wimborne Square, from where the museum is 1 minute’s walk. The journey time is approximately 30 minutes.A short walk from the railway station is Poole Bus Station, where you can use the bus journey planners above to find the best route to Alternatively, there is a taxi rank just outside the station.

Click here to plan your journey by rail.

By coach

There are several drop off points for coaches a few minutes’ walk from the museum on West Borough and King Street. Coach parking is available in the public car park off Allenview Road.

Coach parties visiting the museum are asked to book in advance. For further information or to make a booking please call 01202 882533 or email us at [email protected].