Lifelong Learning

At the Museum of East Dorset, we know that learning doesn’t stop when you leave the classroom. That is why we are committed to providing both formal and informal learning opportunities for adults as well as young people.

Using the building and collections as inspiration, we are proud to offer a programme of local and family history, arts, crafts and subjects of interest to the local community.



The museum plays an active part in the Wimborne Dementia Friendly Community and we offer a range of reminiscence sessions to help our elderly visitors find comfort, reassurance and enjoyment through their engagement. These sessions often include object handling and craft activities to encourage conversation and memories.

We have found that the use of objects, photographs, memorabilia and ephemera from the collections can often stimulate conversation and can take visitors on a wander down memory lane.  For more information email: [email protected] 


The One Hundred Year Heritage of the First World War for Wimborne and East Dorset


Our project ‘The One Hundred Year Heritage of the First World War for Wimborne and East Dorset’ was part funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and aimed to uncover the history and the stories of those who lived in our area a century ago. You can find out more about this project and search our database on the website here: