If you would like to see a 2,000-year-old skeleton you only have to pop into the Museum of East Dorset in Wimborne, formerly Priest’s House Museum.
Other attractions include the ‘Potted History of Britain’ exhibition which is a fascinating gallery of 80 pots, ranging from 6000-year-old fragments excavated near Stonehenge to a pot made during the lockdown last spring. It charts 6000 years of ceramics. There are also plenty of family trails.
The Grade II* building, which houses the museum and Information Centre, dates back to the 1500s. The recent £1.8 million National Lottery Heritage Fund supported project, allowed the building to be restored and improved access. Previously lost or unknown building features are now revealed; some have altered expert opinions on the history and story of the building.
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